Throughout northern Michigan’s winter and spring seasons, you’ll find a wealth of things to see and do. Plan your next visit to Michigan and head north – cities like Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, and Escanaba – with their premier attractions and can’t-miss event calendars – will help to make your stay unforgettable.
One of the sites you most certainly cannot miss in northern Michigan is the Mackinac Bridge. This iconic bridge spans the Straits of Mackinac as it unites Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Enjoy a pleasant drive across this bridge when you’re heading into Saint Ignace or, even further north, Sault Sainte Marie. Be sure to explore the Headlands International Dark Sky Park this fall for exceptional stargazing.
Enjoy a festival holiday celebration this winter in northern Michigan. Downtown Harbor Springs hosts their Annual Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting. Festivities begin at dawn, with Christmas caroling scheduled for after the main event – bring the whole family and enjoy a holiday celebration in Harbor Springs.
Northern Lights above the Mackinaw Bridge
Just to the north of Escanaba you’ll find the city of Marquette, home of Northern Michigan University. This fall and into the early winter you’ll have a chance to catch an exciting NMU Wildcats football game.
Make sure you find some time to explore the city of Ludington. More west-centrally located, it’ll yield some excellent fun this winter. Make the short drive south into the village of Pentwater for the annual WinterFest. Held during each weekend in February, WinterFest features Broomball tournaments, Hot Jazz concerts, and fishing contests.
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Plan your next visit to Michigan and take a road trip up north to cities like Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, and Escanaba. Enjoy a pleasant drive the Mackinac spanning the Straits of Mackinac as it unites Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. If you are feeling adventurous, carve out some time to drive and go camping along the entire shore of Michigan.
Dip your toes water at Au Train Beach, a sandy stretch with picket fencing, wild beach grass, and surprisingly temperate water. Play a round at the scenic Dunmaglas Golf Course. And go fishing and boating in the calm water of Ludington State Park
During the fall and into the early winter, be sure to catch an exciting Northern Michigan University football game at Superior Dome in Marquette.
Explore miles of sand beach, towering bluffs over Lake Michigan, crystal, clear lakes, and unique flora and fauna that make up Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. You’ll find a cool island lighthouse, quaint coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads that reflect the park’s rich maritime and recreational history.
Visit Keweenaw National Park and learn of the rich copper mining and cultural heritage of Michigan. Up until the 1900’s, native people mined Keweenaw copper and made it into tools and barter items.