Winter has arrived in the Mitten State and we certainly love our seasonal sports and activities. While many of us have tried our hand at sledding, skiing, and ice skating, there is an exciting event that you might not have experienced yet. Tip Up Town USA is a winter festival hosted in Houghton Lake, Michigan, and you need to add this snowy carnival to your bucket list. While Tip Up Town USA might not have the longevity of another famous winter event (Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival), as far as festivals during winter go, this is still one of the longest-running winter festivals in Michigan.

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As one of the longest-running winter festivals in Michigan, it is one we look forward to each year. For a full list of events visit the Tip Up Town website or the Tip Up Town Facebook page.

Have you been to this winter festival in Michigan before? Have you ever gone to Houghton Lake for this extraordinary event? Let us know about your experience in the comments!

While you’re in a wintery mood, read about what real life looks like inside the snowiest town in Michigan. Before your trip make sure you stock up on these cold weather essentials.

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Winter In Michigan

What are some things to do in winter in Michigan?
From winter festivals to figure skating, winter in Michigan has a lot going on. Here are a few things to do in winter in Michigan to keep your toes warm and your hearts full:

  • Walk the SkyBridge, Traverse City, MI: Boyne Mountain Resort is a super cool new ski resort in Michigan that will dazzle you with its SkyBridge. It is the world's largest timber tower suspension bridge that passes between the two highest peaks in the resort. During the winter it is lit up with stunning lights which enhances the stunning views you'll experience as you cross. The resort also holds a few fun events during the winter as well including a Moon biking tour and snowshoeing under the stars.
  • Walloon Lake Winterfest, Walloon Lake, MI: Around the middle of February, enjoy this fun winter festival with ice carving demonstrations, free ice skating, an antique snowmobile show, a free hot chocolate bar, and a wine and beer tasting room. It is a fun way to say goodbye to a long winter in hopes that spring will hurry up a bit.
  • Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village, Deerborn, MI: If you are looking for a fun and festive holiday event, head to Deerborn and the Henry Ford Museum. Greenville Village turns into a winter wonderland featuring an old-fashioned Christmas celebration with Model-T cars, roasting chestnuts, crackling bonfires, merry carolers, and a whole lot more. The charming Main Street is like something out of your favorite Christmas movie and the fireworks show is pretty spectacular.

There is a whole lot more going on in Michigan in winter - check out this list of 18 fun events and activities you can look forward to when the snow flies.

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