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Twin Lakes Park in Traverse City Draws Attention with Sled n’ Sip Day

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If there’s one fun thing to do on a snowy Sunday in Northern Michigan, it’s sledding.

Twin Lakes Park in Traverse City took advantage of the weather, to hold their first ever “Sled n’ Sip” event.

“It’s just nice to have a cool day go sledding in some winter fun and then come inside and be able to warm up,” said Twin Lakes Park Caretaker Ian Kramer.

The park opened up its sledding hill to everyone—and had a great response from the locals.

New Traverse City resident Jill Wells enjoyed being able to interact with community members.

“I talked to a good friend of mine and she said it’d be a good place to come out and have some fun, so I brought my kids out here with her kids and they’re having a great time,” said Wells.

In between sledding, families could take a break and warm up in the Gilbert Lodge or by the outdoor fire pit.

The Avis family enjoyed sledding the hill for the first time.

“We thought it was a good way to come out and have some hills that we don’t always get to sled on, said David Avis. “And a fun community event with hot chocolate, and lots of different angles to sled on so it’s from easy to difficult.”

Collecting donations to take care of the park, was also a big drive for today.

“The goal is to cover the cost that we incur today, anything extra will absolutely go right back into the park,” said Kramer.

Proceeds will also help make sure more events like today’s can happen again.

“We hope to be able to continue to do it in the future and have a lot more community events kind of bring awareness to the park and you know, have an open house of sorts so that people see what we have to offer here,” said Kramer.

To learn more about Twin Lakes Park and hear about upcoming events, you can visit their and page.