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Whether there is snow on the ground or not in Southeast Michigan, it’s winter. Don’t hibernate!

Our winter coverage includes one of the most unusual fat-tire experiences in Michigan – maybe anywhere in the Midwest – riding across the frozen dunes in Silver Lake State Park.

After its inaugural trial last year, the park is staging another three-month, fat-tire season in its ORV Area, a 450-acre tract of open dunes and Lake Michigan shoreline. Get all the details Here and then load up those bikes.

MichiganTrailMaps.com also has more than 300 downloadable maps to trails throughout the state for you to enjoy. Many are ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and a simple walk in the winter woods. While you’re out there, the Michigan DNR wants you to keep an eye out for bear dens, and if you spot one, report it! We tell you how Here.

Finally, Jim DuFresne continues his farewell speaking tour, The End Of The Trail, with presentations throughout the winter. His final performance is on May 16 at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s impressive new headquarters in Traverse City. Check out his entire schedule.



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