There’s something special about staying in a Yurt. It’s a unique experience that most Michiganders have yet to discover. Our first experience with one was at Teddy Lake in Michigan’s Craig Lake State Park.
Wagner Falls is an amazing little waterfall. It is easy to access and beautiful in every season.
This multiple drop waterfall is roughly 20 feet in height and located on Wagner Creek, just outside of Munising, Michigan.
There’s no denying that Bond Falls is an impressive waterfall but there’s something about visiting it in the winter that makes it even more magical. This 50 foot tall, 160 foot wide cascading falls is located in Paulding and is without a doubt one of the Michigan’s best. We visited it for the first time in July of 2013 and since then have been back a few times. Our winter visits is one of our favourites.
Located 12 miles northeast of Marenisco, Michigan on the Cisco Branch Ontonagon River is a multiple drop waterfall called Kakabika Falls. While not extremely large in size like some of it’s neighboring waterfalls, Kakabika occurs in a series of S’s as the river drops in elevation. It’s quite a peaceful, short hike that isn’t very difficult (unless it’s winter and you’re not wearing snowshoes). The trail is well marked and follows closely to the river.
The cold and snow won’t stop us from enjoying the outdoors. In fact, one of my favorite times of year to camp and/or hike is winter. No crowds, just us and nature. But before we hit the trails, we always ask: How are we going to stay warm?
There’s nothing more exciting than strapping on a pair of snowshoes and hitting the trail, especially after a large snowstorm rolls through. Woldumar Nature Center is my favorite mid-Michigan destination to do just that.
Every year I look forward to visiting Lake Michigan in the winter. There is something very special about this time of year. Yes, it’s freezing (and I mean freezing) with bone chilling wind but the ice formations on the lake and lighthouses are masterpieces sculpted by nature and well worth it. At least to me.
Compared to the previous year, this winter seems to be ending without much of a fight. Last year our annual Memorial Day weekend trip to the U.P greeted us with massive icebergs still floating on Lake Superior. Although I haven’t been to Lake Superior since February, it’s pretty clear by the signs on Lake Michigan that winter nearly finished. Now is my favorite time to visit the Lake Michigan shoreline. The formations created by winter and the mounds of sand resting in the middle of a barely frozen lake present their own breath-taking beauty.
There’s no sunset like a Michigan sunset. Steve and I traveled to Muskegon, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan for his birthday. We were both testing out new camera gear and ended up capturing one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen in a long time.
After growing up in the country and falling in love with the forest, it is excruciatingly difficult for me to live in the city. There are days where I don’t think I can take it a single moment longer. Luckily for me I found a haven called Fenner Nature Center.