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Winter Fun for the Whole Family

- XC ski, snowshoe, hike on-site, sledding nearby (BYO sleds)

- Groomed cross-country trails nearby

- ORV and snowmobiling

- Explore local parks: Fayette, Indian Lake, Pictured Rocks, Big Springs, Tahquamenon

- Kitchen unit available

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Indian Lake

XC ski or snowshoe just 20 minutes from Garden Grove Retreat on M-149. Good protection from wind. Michigan Recreation Pass required.

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Fayette

XC Ski, snowshoe, fatbike 10 minutes south of Garden Grove Retreat on M-183. Cliffwalk overlooks the historic townsite. Great views. Potential for wind. Michigan Recreation Pass required.

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Rapid River

XC ski 35 minutes from Garden Grove Retreat along US-41. Well-protected from wind. Some dips and rises. Michigan Recreation Pass required.

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Thunder Bowl

Off the grid location for downhill sledding (BYO sleds) and ORVs. 25 minutes from Garden Grove in the Hiawatha State Forest along Thunder Lake Road.

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Garden Plains

Enjoy exploring the backroad network of the Garden Plains. Expansive state land with two-track roads is great for ORV, snowmobiles, XC skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, fat biking. Beautiful scenery and varied terrain. Access at Valentine's Creek, just 3 miles north of Garden Grove Retreat.

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Pictured Rocks

About an hour from Garden Grove Retreat, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is beautiful year-round. Explore the park by XC ski, snowshoes, hike, snowmobile, or ORV. Plan your visit before you go.

Best Kept Secret | Winter Playground on the Garden Peninsula | Upper Peninsula MI

Family & group vacation lodge with plenty of winter recreation onsite & nearby. XC ski, snowshoe, hike, sledding (BYO sleds). Groomed cross-country trails nearby, ORV and snowmobiling. Explore local parks: Fayette, Indian Lake, Pictured Rocks, Big Springs, Tahquamenon. Kitchen unit/apt available.