Best Places to Visit in Michigan this Winter


Winter in Michigan is a magical time of year, when the state transforms into a winter wonderland with glistening snow-covered landscapes, frozen lakes perfect for ice skating, and cozy cabins nestled in the woods.

We will take you on a virtual journey to discover the best places to visit in Michigan this winter, highlighting the charming towns, breathtaking natural wonders, and exhilarating winter activities.

Petoskey and Harbor Springs

Sitting on opposite sides of Little Traverse Bay, these two little outposts are popular among skiers and snowboarders - at night, you can see the other town’s lights across the water.


In the wintertime, Frankenmuth shines. It truly is a holiday destination - and home to the world’s largest Christmas store - with snow sculptures, cozy, family-style dinners, and quaint German shops.

Traverse City

At Hot Lot in Traverse City you can sip beer or hot chocolate in a warm and cozy igloo. Take that, winter!


Marquette sits on the southern shore of Lake Superior, the deepest, coldest, and most pristine of the Great Lakes. The natural beauty and the outdoor recreation opportunities are a major draw for many.

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is like a Victorian Christmas village. No cars, just snow and a very magical atomosphere.

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