a woman cross country skiing in a snowy forest

Best winter things to do in Michigan near Newberry

Explore the best things to do in Michigan near Newberry. Go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, sightseeing and more among fresh snowflakes. 

While winter usually means some animals are hibernating and our peninsula is freezing over, it also means it’s the perfect time for you to flock here! Newberry and the surrounding area create Tahquamenon Country, which offers some of the best winter things to do in Michigan. 

Go Snowmobiling

Each winter, our landmarks are covered in white, fluffy layers of powder. They’re just waiting for you to cruise over them by snowmobile, creating a white cloud in your tracks as you pass through to other parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski across our trails

Prefer a slower pace? Some of the same trails used for snowmobiling are groomed, inviting you to explore via snowshoe or cross-country skis. 

Winter hikes, ice fishing and more!

Your favorite summer activities can also be replicated during our winters. They just require a few more layers is all! Enjoy hikes by the Tahquamenon Falls, spot some wildlife that is scampering about and carve a hole in our frozen waters to take home a big catch. 

Plan your winter trip to Newberry today!

A visit in the winter means warm beverages and food while surrounded by good company in the beautiful serenity. Not to mention, there are fewer crowds at popular spots during this season! So spend some time at historical landmarks, watch the waves of Lake Superior along the coast and try the winter alternatives of your favorite hobbies. The weather may be cold, but it isn’t cold enough to slow you down! Plan your winter trip today. 


Kirkland Warbler
POV biker racing down a dirt track in the forest
Yellow Ladyslippers
Tahquamenon Falls in summer
scenic shot of Crisp Point Lighthouse
a small bunch of white trillium on the forest floor
closeup of rocks
Blackburian Warbler on a pine tree limb
The Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat heading up the river.
The northern lights over Lake Superior