A Michigan Winter
Michigan is very well known for its cold winter season. Although the snow makes Michigan landscapes beautiful, the air temperature during the winter months can drop as low as 20 degrees and sometimes even lower than that. Michigan residents and visitors don’t seem to mind the cold. In fact this great state is known for its winter sports. Many people all over the US travel to Michigan during the winter (weather permitting) to participate in these winter sports. Aside from snowboarding and skiing, many people enjoy snowshoe hikes and ice-skating. No matter what you do, make sure you and your friends grab your North Face jackets to face the cold.
If skiing and snowboarding interest you, there are many resorts available for you to choose from. Even if you aren’t interested in skiing there are many other activities to enjoy at ski lodge or resort such as spa packages, warming up by a crackling fire, or even relaxing in an outdoor Jacuzzi. Michigan winters offer endless possibilities for outdoor activities. Aside from sports, there is tubing which is a great way to enjoy the snowy weather. Another fun activity is snowmobiling which is available at most resorts in Michigan.
Michigan has many lakes (including one of the five Great Lakes), which can make the surrounding areas very windy. Appropriate clothing such as a heavy winter coat, gloves, hats, and scarves should be worn to protect you against the frigid air temperature and ice cold wind. Despite the winter temperatures, people are still able to live active lifestyles.
Most of the outdoor activities take place during the day when the sun is out and the air temperature is at its highest. The temperature in does drop when the sun goes down which is the perfect time to sit by a fire, relax, and unwind from a day of snowy fun. Compared to its fellow states, Michigan is one of the coldest places to be in the winter, but there are many great aspects of a Michigan winter that are cherished by its residents and many visitors.