While some people might shudder at the thought of freezing temps and snowy streets, we throw on an extra layer (or two), and embrace the endless possibilities that those flurries bring! Head to our local ski resorts and toboggan runs, or hit the trails for snowmobiling and fat tire bicycling.

If you're someone who has a Winter Wonderland breaking point, we've included some indoor activities for you to take advantage of when you're not feeling particularly outdoorsy. So take an afternoon painting class, or warm up with a cup of delicious hot chocolate!







Single Sessions & Art Workshops at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 

Location: Kalamazoo


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Ice Breaker Festival

Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI










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Echo Valley Winter Sports Park

8495 E H Ave, Kalamazoo, MI


Winter Jamboree

4200 Lovers Lane, Kalamazoo, MI


Timber Ridge Winter Fest 

07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles MI


St. Joeseph Magical Ice Fest

301 State Street St. Joseph, MI







Lillian Anderson Arboretum

W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

34270 County Road 652, Mattawan, MI


Timber Ridge

07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles MI







Bittersweet Ski Resort

600 River Rd., Otsego, MI


Timber Ridge 

07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles MI








Timber Ridge

07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles MI




Fat Bike Trails




Al Sabo Land Preserve 

6310 Texas Dr, Kalamazoo, MI


Yankee Springs Recreation Area 

2104 Briggs Rd. S, Middleville, MI


Fort Custer Recreation Area 

5163 Fort Custer Drive, Augusta, MI


Van Buren Trail State Park

South Haven/Hartford




Outdoor Ice Skating



Millennium Park

280 Romence Rd., Portage, MI


South Haven Ice Rink

546 Phoenix St., South Haven, MI








Kal-Haven Trail

10th St, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bailey St, South Haven, Michigan



Timber Ridge Winter Fest

07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles MI



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Warm Up With a Cup Of Hot Chocolate

Check out our Downtown Kalamazoo Coffee Crawl for a list of the best locally-owned coffee shops! You will surely find delicious coffee, hot chocolate, tea, cider and more!