Not-To-Miss Winter Sporting Events For Thrill Seekers Near Bay Harbor

It’s a great time of year for winter sports in Northern Michigan. Here’s a list of events you won’t want to miss near Bay Harbor.

Finding a vacation that everyone will enjoy can be difficult. Northern Michigan hosts a variety of winter sports that any adrenaline-loving, thrill seeker would love, especially with visions of the upcoming Winter Games and gold medals in their heads. Lace up your skates – or snowshoes, or skis, or boots – and check out our list of our favorite ways to chill out in the snow here.

Torchlight Snowshoeing at Camp Daggett

 Seeing the world covered in snow is one thing, but the landscape changes entirely at night. People of all ages will be enthralled to see and explore the darkened landscape around Camp Daggett, and you’ll enjoy the free admission and snowshoes. Everyone will love the hot chocolate at the end!

Snowmobiling at Moose Jaw

 The Harbor Springs Snowmobiling Club is hosting their annual Moose Jaw Safari on January 20th. Perfect for the adventurous types, this two-hour trip takes snowmobilers to Larks Lake and back to the Moose Jaw Junction for their Famous Bean Soup. Photo ops and gas stops will be allowed on the trip. Bringing a friend and a towrope is advised.

Cross Country Ski Series at Nub’s Nob

 No matter the skill set, everyone will love practicing their cross-country ski skills at Nub’s Nob near Harbor Springs. Reservations are requested, but drop-ins are always welcome. Participants will meet at the Brown Bag Room at Nub’s Nob. The ski series takes place every Wednesday night this winter, and runs from 6pm to 7:30pm. The first part involves a thirty-minute clinic, and then everyone gets to enjoy the group and individual ski hour.

Northern Michigan is great for all kinds of winter fun. When you’re ready to get the ice out of your hair and warm up by the fire, head back to The Inn at Bay Harbor or the Bay Harbor Village Hotel in Bay Harbor. A coastal resort community along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Bay Harbor offers fun for all ages. The cozy atmosphere, amenities, and close proximity to skiing and other snow sports, makes it a surefire win with the whole crowd. Everyone will be having such a good time that they’ll want to come back.

Bay Harbor makes for a great place to stay for a week, a month, or a lifetime. No matter how long, you’ll wish it could be longer, and the fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts either. Start planning your Summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, local events and tips for planning your trip. Go to to find out more!