Events Around Northern Michigan: Snow Fun for Everyone!

There are tons of fun activities happening in northern Michigan, and they're all centered around the snow this weekend!

If you're looking for one last, fun outing with your kids before they head back to school the Snow Much Fun exhibit at the Great Lakes Children's Museum in Traverse City could be the perfect way to get out of the house and have a little fun. The special event takes place at the museum this Saturday, January 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The whole family can come play, experiment, and learn about snow and ice all from inside the museum. Everyone is welcome at the event, which is included in the price of admission.

If you're looking to spend a little more time outdoors, you can head up to Newberry to watch the 15th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race. The race starts at 9:30 Saturday morning at Muskallonge Lake State Park. Teams from around the world will be making their way to northern Michigan for the race. Sled dog teams will compete anywhere from professional distances to shorter, recreational distances.

And on the same day, snowshoers will be heading to Torch Lake for the Frozen Torch Snowshoe Race. Racers will trek through the beautiful woods of northern Michigan at the YMCA's Camp Hayo-Went-Ha. Snowshoers are invited to participate in a 5K or 10K race for a $30 registration fee. For those who are a little less experienced, there is a Fun-Run that only costs $5. All the money raised at the race will go towards funding scholarships for kids hoping to attend summer camp.

For more information on any of these events, click the corresponding links to the left of this story.