Winter is an excellent time to explore the Lakeshore on snowshoes or cross-country skis! Easy and fun for all ages, it allows visitors to see the park like never before (if you’ve never experienced the dunes covered in sparkling snow—especially on a full moon evening—then you’re missing something spectacular!
Use your own equipment or rent gear at an outfitter in town. The popular Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is groomed for both classic track and skate skiing, and though other ski trails are not groomed, they are usually well-tracked by previous skiers. Remember, pets are not allowed on these trails from December 1 through March 31.