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

Posted on November 9th, 2017

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.






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.







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 dripping lights and the hanging Italian lights. New this year is downtown’s Bates Alley. Be sure to take a stroll there during the winter season as well!







Kalamazoo’s Henderson Castle Bed and Breakfast is like something out of a fairytale! Located in the historic West Main Hill neighborhood, this historic castle is the person place to stay for the weekend, pop in for a tour, go wine tasting or attend a murder mystery dinner party. If you’re short on time, just driving past to admire the architecture is a treat.







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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Happiest of Christmas eves!!! I have had the most wonderful 48 hours. I have had the most fortunate opportunity to reconnect with those who I consider family. Some gifted and some blood- none accidentally chosen. I knew today was going to be a fantastic day with it started out with snowfall, giggles, catching snowflakes on my tongue and MUPPETS!! the first thing I did when I got picked up from the train station, was ask my parents to take me to #bronsonpark!!! This trip has created a sense of nostalgia, reconnections,growth, understanding, peace, laughter and love. It feels great to be home and to be surrounded by the things and experiences and people that are me. 🎄💚❄️ #happiness #chicago #family #bronsonpark #candycanes #nostalgia #thegreatmuppetcaper #tutu #friendship #kalamazoo #home #love #laughter #youthful #growth #acceptance

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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!







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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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!







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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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!







Ok, so this is a totally different type of beverage that you can easily warm up with. But, with Kalamazoo being home to 15 breweries (and counting!), 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!