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10 Photos That Will Get You Excited For Snow In Kalamazoo, MI

Posted on December 9th, 2019

The holidays are just around the corner, and the forecast calling for snowfall is too! Whether you welcome the fresh powder with open arms, or retreat to warmer and cozier spaces, we’re confident these snowy moments of Kalamazoo’s past will get you a little excited for the snow! After all, you’re free to enjoy the winter landscape by frolicking in it or admiring it from indoors.

 

 

 

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Kalamazoo Nature Center

 

The energy and excitement that kids have for simple things like the snow always seems to lift our spirits! If you’re a little kid at heart, grab your snow shoes and head to the Kalamazoo Nature Center to wander the trails this winter.

 

 

 

 

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Kalamazoo Mall

 

There’s just something magical about fresh snow falling over twinkling lights! Wander down the Kalamazoo Mall this season to admire the both the holiday lights and the hanging Italian lights. A nice amenity about the Kalamazoo Mall and sidewalks downtown? They’re heated! If you’re not one to sport a pair of trusty snow boots, this is an ideal spot for you!

 

 

 

 

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Winter Activities

 

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I had so much fun tobogganing and tubing today!

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Kalamazoo’s Echo Valley provides tubing and tobogganing fun for the whole family! For more winter activities, check out our Winter (269) Guide!

 

 

 

 

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Historic Downtown Transportation Center

 

Built in 1887 by the Michigan Central Railway and added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 11, 1975, the Kalamazoo Transportation Center is a historic landmark of downtown. If you’re utilizing the station for transportation to and from Kalamazoo this winter season, be sure to stop and snap a snowy pic, then head across the street to warm up with a cup of coffee from Civil House Coffee.

 

 

 

 

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Candy Cane Lane

 

We couldn’t feature snowy Kalamazoo moments without mentioning Candy Cane Lane in Bronson Park. No matter your age, walking on a snowy path under bigger-than-life-sized candy canes will bring even the most hard-core Scrooge a little bit of joy!

 

 

 

 

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Kalamazoo’s City + C0unty Parks

 

Don’t underestimate the beauty that winter brings. Kalamazoo’s city and county parks provide some of the most gorgeous scenery in all four seasons! One bonus to winter? You could have the entire park to yourself (minus the wildlife). The peace and serenity that comes with the winter season just can’t be beat!

 

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Holiday Lights

 

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The last day before we left to Nicaragua 🇳🇮 we spent packing. We had to fit all of our clothes to go in a suitcase 🎒, tons of gifts and orders in a box 📦 and the entire apartment in the bedroom 🙈. Exhausted after such an intense day we went to return the books to the library 📚 in the middle of the night and discovered this beauty in Kalamazoo downtown 🎄😍😍😍🎄. Obviously, I couldn’t resist the temptation to take pictures of an every single corner of the park! 😍 #Kalamazoo #discoverkalamazoo #kalamazoodowntown #thingstodo #christmaswonderland #christmas #christmasiscoming #snow #christmastree #beautiful #nightwalk #michigan #puremichigan #wmu #gradstudents #каламазу #рождество #різдво #мичиган

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Along with Candy Cane Lane, Bronson Park is also home to a number of fun holiday lights for you to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Lillian Anderson Arboretum Trails

 

One of the most popular nature spots for not only hiking, but also some pretty epic photo opportunities, is the Lillian Anderson Arboretum! Kalamazoo College’s Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Leash pets are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

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Cozy Up at a Coffee Shop and Admire the Snow From Indoors

 

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Goodnight! See you bright and early. #hellogoodbye

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Kalamazoo is home to a number of amazing and locally-owned coffee shops! Whether coffee is your jam, or you’re more of a tea and/or hot cocoa person, you can’t deny that a snowy winter day just screams, “find your nearest coffee shop and cozy up with a hot beverage”. Check out our downtown Kalamazoo Coffee Crawl post for some coffee shop inspo. A number of the spots on our list are open seven days a week!

 

 

 

 

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Warm Up at a Local Brewery

 

Ok, so this is a totally different type of beverage that you can easily warm up with…But, with Kalamazoo being home to 13 breweries, we couldn’t leave out a snowy Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden photo! Kalamazoo Beer Week occurs in January, and each year, no matter how much snow is on the ground, Bell’s Brewery’s famous Snow Jog is one of the first events to completely sell out!