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5 Ways To Stay Active, Support Local and Enjoy Kalamazoo This Winter

Posted on December 7th, 2020

 

Whether you’ve been dreaming of cold temperatures and can’t wait to throw on extra layers or staying inside is more your jam this winter, there are many ways that you can stay active, support local and safely enjoy Kalamazoo this winter.

 

Skiing & Cross Country Skiing

 

 

Bittersweet Ski Resort

Located in Otsego, MI, Bittersweet contains 350 vertical feet, 20 runs, 7 chairs lifts, 3 wonder carpets, and 1 rope tows. 

 

Timber Ridge 

Located in Gobles, MI, Timber Ridge contains 13 runs, 4 chair lifts, and 6 rope tows. 

 

Fort Custer Recreation Area

Make a weekend out of cross country skiing through Fort Custer with their winter camping opportunities.

 

Milham Park Golf Course

A location groomed by local ski enthusiasts, the Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers, Milham park is a great spot for first time cross country skiers and pros to get outside and enjoy the winter weather.

 

 

Sign-up For a Virtual or In-Person Workout Class

 

 

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Western Michigan University Student Recreation Center

Register through ExperienceWMU and RSVP to reserve a spot for each fitness class. You can also take advantage of their pre-recorded classes available to you at any time.

 

Athletic Mentors

You can join their live workout community 6 times a week for a workout you can do at home with our certified Coaches for only $15.00 a month. Athletic Mentors also has an entire remote wellness package available for purchase.

 

Bent9 Hot Yoga & Barre

From their beginner yoga series, massage/reiki sessions, recovery yoga, and their special workshops and events, Bent9 offers a class for everyone. Visit their website today to see their upcoming class schedule and pricing information.

 

Pure Barre

New to our community, Pure Barre will be having their soft open week starting Monday, December 27th. They’re offering free Foundations Classes Thursday – Sunday that week to celebrate and introduce you to barre. If you’re interested in giving barre a shot, send Pure Barre a message on their Facebook page to reserve your spot in an upcoming class today.

 

Snowshoeing

 

 

Lillian Anderson Arboretum

W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

Fort Custer Recreation Area

5163 Fort Custer Drive

Augusta MI, 49012

 

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

10th Street to D Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

 

Fat Bike Trails

 

 

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Al Sabo Land Preserve 

6310 Texas Dr., Kalamazoo, MI

 

Fort Custer Recreation Area 

5163 Fort Custer Dr., Augusta, MI

 

Maple Hill Trail at Markin Glen County Park

5300 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI

Have you heard of the Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association? SWMMBA is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting proper trail development and maintenance, stewardship, advocacy, racing, group rides, and general mountain biking. Interested in learning more about SWMMBA? Click here! 

 

If you’re not a fan of the cold weather and have indoor cycling capabilities, join Zswift and ride with 4 of Kalamazoo PEDAL intrepid cyclists. Click here for more information.

 

Disc Golf

 

 

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Oshtemo Township Park

7275 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI

 

Did you know that Kalamazoo has it’s very own disc golf league? Check out the K’Aces to learn more about how you can get involved.

 

For other ways to enjoy winter, visit our Winter In Kalamazoo page here!