Category Archives: Activities

The Great Northern Michigan Sled Hill Round Up for Kids Up North

The Great Northern Michigan Sled Hill Round Up for Kids Up North By Lissa Edwards on January 24, 2011 Seven sure fire Northern Michigan sledding winners are in this Northern Michigan sled hill round up for Kids up North. Jump on! Kiwanis Hill in Harbor Springs boasts some serious vertical, along with sled-shredding jumps alongContinue Reading

X-Country ski rentals in Indian River

Discover the exhilaration of gliding over the snow on a well-groomed trail along rolling, wooded terrain & dense pine forest.    Set your own pace from a relaxing adventure with friends and family to your own desired level of workout.  A wonderful, low-impact activity for the young to young at heart! We highly recommend “Wildwood HillsContinue Reading

Big Bear Adventures Winter Rafting in Indian River

Guided Winter Raft Trips: Experience the breathtaking beauty and solitude of winter, while floating beneath a canopy of cedars and pines covered with freshly fallen snow. Since 2001, our knowledgeable staff has been guiding Rafts down the crystal-clear Sturgeon River on a fun and narrative 1½ hr trip, offering an excellent opportunity to see wildlifeContinue Reading


Check out the link below for all kinds of fun outdoor winter activities for kids of all ages!

10 Places to Cross Country Ski in Northern Michigan

By Eliza Foster at With snow finally accumulating around Northern Michigan, the groomed cross country ski trails are perfect! Strap on a pair of skis and take in the great outdoors up close as you glide along several groomed trails. From Traverse City to Boyne Falls, we’ve compiled a list of 10 places to cross country skiContinue Reading

Moonlight Snowshoeing

Written by Jim Joque Published on February 4, 2012   Clement C. Moore expressed it poetically in The Night before Christmas when he wrote, “The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below.”  I think of this passage just about every time I snowshoe on a moonlitContinue Reading

Snowshoeing Games

Written by Jim Joque Published on March 22, 2005 Basketball, volleyball, football or kickball, you name it and it can be played in the snow on snowshoes.  All you need is a little creativity and modification to the rules.  The bases were loaded and a large orange beach ball was being rolled on a beaten-downContinue Reading

12 Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Check out this link from the Appalachian Mountain Club for some ideas on what to do with your kids during the cold winter months ahead.

Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss Grab your brother, your sister, a parent, or a friend for this outdoor activity. You can play with any even number of people. YOU WILL NEED An even number of people Water balloons Clothes that can get wet or messy HERE’S HOW 1. Divide all players into groups of two and giveContinue Reading

Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

By  Courtney Corda and Amy Cowen, Science Buddies As summer, with its longer days and less structured schedules, gets under way, keep in mind that learning happens all year long. During summer break, children forget some of what they learned during the school year, making it important to balance summer fun with activities that haveContinue Reading