It’s that time of the year to bring out the coats, boots, gloves and hats, as well as the skis, snowboards, snowshoes, fishing rods, fat-tire bikes, ice skates and snowmobiles! Benzie County is ready to launch the winter season with activities that make winter in Michigan an outdoor paradise for snow lovers. From Crystal Mountain’s $11 million expansion, to enticing events and activities, Benzie County offers experiences to match everyone’s interest.
Skiing and Snowboarding at an award-winning resort
There’s no better place in the Midwest than Crystal Mountain for downhill skiing and snowboarding that was named among the “top ten best ski resorts for families in the U.S. and Canada” by Conde Nast Magazine in 2017. This season, they will debut their new $11 million expansion including 25 new suites, a Mountain Market, Bru bar, rooftop terrace, and new terrain park. And if you just want to relax in an award-winning spa, there’s that too.
Snowmobiling on 135 miles of trails that span Benzie County and beyond
If it’s snowing in Northern Michigan, Benzie County is a snowmobiler’s dream tour. With 135 miles of trails, riders can experience interesting terrain and the small towns and villages throughout the county.
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Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing on groomed trails and along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Benzie County offers 22 miles along the Betsie Valley Trail for cross country skiing, 30 km of well-groomed cross-country and snowshoeing trails at Crystal Mountain, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, as well as weekend guided snowshoe tours.
Fishing in Benzie County on 50+ inland lakes and rivers
Fishing on ice (weather dependent) or on shore takes place all year long in Benzie County which has over 50 inland lakes, including one of the biggest lakes in Michigan – Crystal Lake. Winter fishing guide services are available through Sports Fish Michigan.
To learn more about seasonal activities, events, and nearby award-winning wineries, distilleries, breweries, and unique restaurants, contact Benzie County Visitors Bureau at 1-800-882-5801 or see www.visitbenzie.com.
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