Winter season brings a true winter wonderland filled with outdoor activities to suit any activity level or preference (see page 18 & 19). Come and snowmobile our hundreds of miles of trails or come and ski or snowshoe Valley Spur or other area cross country ski trails. For the true thrill seekers, we host the Midwest’s largest ice climbing festival (see page 20) and there’s good reason for it. We have numerous lakeshore and inland ice formations to climb and traverse to your heart’s content. Your trip’s not complete without exploring the Eben and/or Grand Island Ice Caves.
There are now over 300 miles of well-groomed trails that allow riders to travel through some of the most pristine and beautiful areas nature has to offer anywhere in the world.
There are 10 trails which are groomed seven days a week, depending on the prevailing conditions. On these trails, a rider can travel to all parts of the county, visiting lakes, streams, waterfalls, forest and any number of other scenic sites.
Ice climbing is becoming one of the newest and most popular sports here in the Munising area. Towards the end of December the ice has formed along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island and our various waterfalls. Miner’s Falls is a 40′ high column of ice.
Munising’s annual Michigan Ice Fest is held towards the end of Jan and the beginning of Feb. Please check our calendar for exact dates. For more information on Michigan Ice Fest: www.downwindsports.com