BENZONIA, Mich., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor wintertime adventure in Benzie County, Michigan can generate the fuel for fun times. Hometown events like Winterfest in Beulah or the Betsie Bay Frozen 5K in Frankfort and these five winter activities promise truly memorable experiences.
Snowshoeing at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore known as "one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world." offers snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Novices and experts alike will appreciate natural beauty and breathtaking vistas along miles of well-marked trails while getting a nice workout.
Snowboarding or skiing at Crystal Mountain:
Crystal Mountain, just awarded Conde Nast Traveler's Ten Best Family Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada has also twice been named to Parents magazine's Ten Best Snow Resorts for Families. A new downhill skiing and snowboarding complex called "The Backyard," with eight new ski trails has been added along with a triple chairlift as a part of Crystal Mountain's $11 million expansion.
Cross country skiing the Betsie Trail or at Crystal Mountain:
Venture out onto the Betsie Valley Trail and travel from Frankfort to Beulah to Thompsonville for a Benzie County village-to-village experience. Crystal Mountain also has access to 30 kilometers of cross county trails.
Snowmobiling on over 100 miles of snowmobiling trails:
Benzie County is one of the best locations in Michigan for snowmobilers looking for fun, beauty and interesting terrain that spans approximately 135 miles. Visitors can bring their own snowmobiles or can rent them at Crystal Adventures located close to Crystal Mountain.
Ice fishing on Crystal Lake, one of the largest lakes in Michigan, and Betsie Bay:
Fish Crystal Lake for perch, smelt, Northern Pike, lake trout, and other species. Sports Fish Michigan specializes in year round fishing with expert fishing guides and Tiny Bubbles Sportsfishing makes ice fishing easy and carefree with rentals of permanent ice shanties on Crystal Lake and Betsie Bay.
Relaxing after a magnificent wintertime experience:
Experience a warm fireplace after your outdoor adventure in Benzie County at the Hotel Frankfort or Crystal Mountain. There are also many other lodging choices in Benzie County, including quaint cottages, cozy cabins, inns, motels and condos, many that offer fireplaces.
For lodging options, see www.visitbenzie.com or call Benzie County Visitors Bureau at 800-882-5801.
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SOURCE Benzie County Visitors Bureau