Proof That A New Pair Of (Snow) Shoes Really Can Change Your Life

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Kimberly, Day Hiking Ambassador

I am sure we all have heard a very similar quote at one time or another which relates to a beloved childhood fairy tale. But it wasn’t until just a few short years ago that this particular quote really began to resonate with me and mean so much more!

Being born and Read More

OH NO! El Niño?!

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Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Well, yes, it should come as no surprise as we had heard the predictions for months now. But being a glass half full type of person I didn’t really allow myself to believe it. I mean, we had been looking forward to snowshoeing season ever since we stowed away our snowshoes Read More

Get your Mush on! Snowshoeing with your dog.

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Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Snowshoeing is a fantastic winter activity that can help you get outdoors, be more fit and healthy, as well as a great way to make special memories with family and friends. Including your best four-legged friend! We love our dogs, and they love us even more. They especially love spending Read More

Grand Island Adventures!

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Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Is it Winter yet?! I realize it isn’t even officially fall yet, so why am I so pumped up about winter and snowshoeing already? Well if I had to blame someone I suppose I would have to blame Tubbs Snowshoes and my beloved Michigan for making a complete winter snow lover out Read More

Same Place, Different Experience: hiking trails summer & winter

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Everyone has a favorite trail. The trail where you can expect what’s around the next turn, and ends with a familiar view. What’s wonderful about revisiting your favorite trail throughout the year, is to watch the landscape change with the seasons.

Our Ambassadors enjoy hiking the same trail in both summer and winter. Scroll through the Read More

My Snowshoeing Michigan 2015 Highlights

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Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Seven Bridges – Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
http://www.gtrlc.org/protected-land/seven-bridges/

Sand Lakes Quiet Area – Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/wildlife/viewingguide/nlp/46Sand/index.htm 

Skegemog Swamp Pathway –  Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/wildlife/viewingguide/nlp/47Skegmog/index.htm 

Brownbridge Quiet Area – City of Traverse City Michigan
http://www.traversecitymi.gov/brownbridge.asp 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – National Parks Service http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/ski.htm

Grand Island Ice Caves, Munising, Michigan
http://www.munisingsnow.com/ 

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Snowshoe adventures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Life is good and life is blessed living near the Most Beautiful place in America. We’ve always felt very blessed to live in this beautiful place, where family and friends look forward to visiting, usually during the warmer months. We love taking them out on long hikes, exploring, especially our favorite trails Read More

A Michigan Winter Trails Day 2015

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Kim, Day Hiking

Winter started out with a bang in Northern Michigan during the month of November and just as quickly as it arrived it disappeared. The next several weeks were met with much disappointment, even a bit of envy. Many stories and photos were being posted by others enjoying winter adventures across much of the Read More

Gear up and get outdoors – Embrace Winter!

Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Whether you were looking forward to it or not this year, winter roared in like a lion across much of the US compliments of a deep plunging arctic air mass dumping epic amounts of lake effect snow across much Michigan as well as upstate New York. This early start to the winter Read More

The Ice Caves of Lake Michigan

Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Winters in Michigan are known to be long, snowy, and cold. This winter was no exception, nothing out of the ordinary. Oh wait, but it was! The words “Polar Vortex” had become a household name. Everybody was talking about it. It was all over the news, and across my social media Read More