Three Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Spots
Are you ready to find adventure during your winter visit? Exploring outdoor winter activities like low-impact snowshoeing or cross-country skiing is a great way to change up your vacation, get some fresh air, and connect with the local area. Discover three lesser-known local spots near the Inn to enjoy your complimentary snowshoe rentals surrounded by the beauty of our area under a blanket of snow!
Little Traverse Wheelway and East Park
While in the summer and fall, the Little Traverse Wheelway serves as a stunning, winding, paved bike path from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs, in the snow, it’s even more magical and makes for a beginner-level walk right from Bay Harbor. Head east toward Petoskey, and you’ll arrive at East Park, which offers its own wooded and lakeside trail system that is perfect for novices or a relaxing winter stroll.
Crooked Tree Golf Club
Just across US-31, and part of the Inn at Bay Harbor’s resort, Crooked Tree Golf Club course offers a mix of wide open spaces and forested views. The rolling hills of the courses offer peeks of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the sights of snow on the tree-lined fairways as you trek your path. Parking is offered at the clubhouse, and the entire 18-hole course is yours to explore!
Susan Creek Nature Preserve
Just a 10-minute drive down scenic US-31 toward Charlevoix, you’ll find Susan Creek Nature Preserve. With frontage along Lake Michigan north of the road, and forested, groomed trails to the south, this spot is a true gem in our area. Enjoy an enchanted snowy stroll through the trail system on your snowshoes or skis, and discover why people fall in love with northern Michigan winters.