How to Enjoy Winter All Season Long

Cold and snow are a way of life in Michigan. And Michiganders love winter! Allied Construction and Restoration offers these top 6 activities to enjoy winter all season long:

  1. Downhill Skiing
  2. Sledding
  3. Ice Skating
  4. Ice Fishing
  5. Winter Hiking
  6. Relax on your Deck with a Fire Pit 
a pair of snow skiis
Alpine Valley is a great place to learn to snow ski.

1.  Downhill Skiing

Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can enjoy the slopes at some of the best ski resorts in Michigan. One of Michigan’s favorites is Alpine Valley located at 6775 Highland Road in White Lake, right off M-59. One of the largest terrain parks, Alpine Valley offers a variety of freestyle terrains for all skill levels. It’s time to hit the slopes!

2.  Sledding

Spending too much time indoors? Bundle up the kids and take them out for a day at Civic Center Park and Historical Village at 40700 Romeo Plank Road in Clinton Township. Open from 8 am to 8 pm, it’s free to the public and a great way to spend the day with the whole family. You’ll enjoy the thrill of a huge sledding hill and a historic village to explore. Get out those toboggans and let’s go sledding!

two children enjoying winter sledding
A person with red gloves lacing up ice skates to enjoy winter activity
Enjoy the sounds of the season as your skate at Greenmead Historic Park

3.  Ice-Skating

Ready to test your ice-skating skills? Try the outdoor skating rink at Greenmead Historic Park in Livonia. Located at 20501 Newburgh Road, the rink is free and open to the public. Check out their calendar of events for additional winter wonderland activities. It’s a great way to spend quality family time together!

a young girl ice fishing

4.  Ice-Fishing

Fishing in winter? For the die-hard fisherman, fishing is not just a warm weather sport. Grab some local coffee and head off to enjoy the serenity of a day ice-fishing on Kent Lake. Located in Kensington Metropark in Milford, this 1,000-acre lake is one of Michigan’s popular ice-fishing spots. Drop a line and bring home your catch of the day!

a person blowing snow on a winter hike

5.  Hiking

What better way to experience the season than spending a day outdoors? Visit Ann Arbor’s Barton Nature Center at 1010 W. Huron River Drive. Hike one of the many trails found in this 100-acre park and experience the sights and sounds of winter. You’ll find nature offers a special treat when weather conditions are just right – a beautiful frozen waterfall!

A fire pit on a composite deck used for enjoying winter socializing

6.  Bundle up Around the Fire Pit

After a full day of seasonal activities or on a sunny afternoon, why not relax with family and friends on your back yard deck. Sitting around a fire pit, sipping hot apple cider, roasting marshmallows – all are great ways to enjoy the season from the comfort of your own home.   It can be the perfect  end to a busy day or the entirety of your day’s activity!

Want to have a full on party? Check out how to host the perfect deck party

Another simple way to enjoy the season is to order a winter bouquet of flowers to keep the sites and scents of winter in front of you.


Looking for year-round activities near Milford, Mi?  We’ve got a list of outdoor activities in SE Michigan you may like.


Call Allied For Deck Construction 

Need some help getting your deck ready for use?  Our pros can help you plan the best deck for your home and yard.  And you’ll have expert deck installation and quality composite materials that you can count on for years.  Allied Construction and Restoration offers both Trex and TimberTech decking materials for top-of-the-line variety in colors and style. For your FREE consultation call Allied Construction and Restoration at 248-238-8132  today!

Allied Construction and Restoration is located in Highland, MI and serves South East Michigan.