Winter is finally here in Traverse City, and with it comes a variety of exciting activities and events for you to enjoy. Take a look at what kinds of Traverse City winter activities are waiting for you:

Hit the Slopes

One of the top winter draws in the area for winter guests is our incredible winter sports. Traverse City is located near Crystal Mountain, where you can enjoy a variety of slopes that are perfect for skiers and snowboarders alike. Shanty Creek Resort also offers additional trails to hit up for even more fun and excitement. Take a look into introductory lessons if you have never experienced skiing or snowboarding before.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Another exciting winter activity is cross country skiing, not to be confused with traditional skiing. Instead, cross country skiing is an exciting way to traverse winter conditions in the area. Think of it as hiking but on top of a pair of smaller skis that make it easier to get around! Popular locations in the area that are frequently enjoyed for cross country skiing include the Leelanau Trail, Betsie River Pathway, and Grass River Natural Area. Snowshoeing is a similar winter activity where winter snowshoes help you traverse the winter tundra. Great areas for snowshoeing include the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Pelizzari Natural Area.

Visit a Lighthouse

Traverse City is home to a variety of lighthouses that have been operating for decades. These local attractions are usually busy during the summer season. Take advantage of the slower travel season by exploring local favorite lighthouses such as the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Mission Point Lighthouse. Keep in mind that these lighthouses may be operating on limited hours for the winter season.

Hit the Local Winery or Brewery

One great way to stay warm during the winter is by visiting one of Traverse City’s local wineries, breweries, or distilleries. These establishments make small batch adult beverages and feature unique outdoor seating such as yurts and igloos to keep you warm during your stay. Explore them all with an exciting liberations tour available in Traverse City!

 Get Ready for Traverse City Winter Activities

The winter season is finally here, so make sure you are ready by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals in Traverse City. Enjoy resort-like amenities while having an entire property to yourself when you choose our rentals. Contact us today to book your rental and to learn more about Traverse City winter activities!