Wintertime Beyond the Mackinac Bridge

Enjoy real wintertime activities Beyond the Mackinac Bridge including hitting the slopes, a dog sled tour, ice skating, or cozy up in a horse drawn sleigh. After a long day of fun you can unwind in front of the fire with some hearty food which is ideal for your winter getaway. Michigan Life's Region 12 Mackinac Bridge and Beyond Area includs Chippewa County, Luce County, and Mackinaw County Michigan.

Winter in Beyond The Mackinac Bridge Region

Enjoy the Winter Season Season in the area Beyond the Mackinac Bridge

When the weather turns colder the outdoor sports heat up and Michigan offers the best in wintertime fun and you can find it all right here. Let's start with a little Skiing do you prefer Cross Country Skiing or Downhill Skiing and don't forget the exciting action of Snowboarding! Maybe a little hockey or figure Ice Skating is more your style. Rated number 1 for Family Fun in the wintertime includes Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing! Looking for high energy adventure to cross of your bucket list? Here are Dog Sledding Adventures and Snowmobiling Trails. Finally there are all kinds of Winter Events to enjoy in Michigan.

What to See and Do in Region 12 -Big Mac and Beyond

Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Adventures winter adventures are suitable for children and adults of all ages and experience. Children must be 10 years old to drive their own dog team, but may be any age to ride in the sled. All passengers ride in a sled with an experienced guide.

January 6-7, 2024

(TCSDR) was founded in 1999, operated by volunteers to promote, conduct and support mid-distance sled dog racing in the Midwestern United States and Canada. The race attracts mushers from all over the United States, as well as Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.

Saturday Feb 3, 2024

Come join us for the Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the biggest event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls.

Sailing into our 62nd season, Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours offers a variety of cruises aboard our iconic yellow and blue tour boats. Make your visit to the U.P. memorable with a 90-minute tour through the Soo Locks, the world’s largest parallel locking system that resolves the 21-foot variance between Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

Originally constructed in the 1940s (with construction interrupted by World War II), the bridge itself is 147 feet above the Cut River, and a generous stairway with 230-plus steps provides access to several trails along the river and to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Open All Year - 9am to 5pm Daily

Upper Peninsula Antique & Vintage Snowmobiles
"Where the history of snowmobiling comes to life."

Point Iroquois was named for the Iroquois warriors massacred there by the Ojibway in 1662. The native Algonkian name for the Point is Nadouenigoning, composed of the words "Nadone" (Iroquois) and "Akron" (bone).

2023 tour season starts on June 14 and runs through October 7
The tour departs from Soo Junction, MI at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:00 PM.

Train and Riverboat Tour to the Tahquamenon Falls

Mackinac Island Nightlife is full of invigorating activities. There are many events and festivals throughout the year and nightly entertainment takes place all over the Island.

The possibilities are almost endless on a Shepler’s Charter Cruise. Shepler’s vessels typically head out from Mackinaw City, St. Ignace or Mackinac Island, but can also depart from and return to virtually any port in the upper Great Lakes.

You have to love the entrepreneur spirit in Michigan, where else does the answer to the question: What to do when you find something unexplained and unusual? is sells tickets! Well here is one of those situations.

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