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Breathe In The Fresh U.P. Air

- XC ski, snowshoe, hike on-site, sledding nearby (BYO)
- Groomed cross-country trails nearby
- ORV and snowmobiling - Click Here
- Explore local parks: Fayette, Indian Lake, Pictured Rocks, Big Springs, Tahquamenon
- Kitchen unit available


Indian Lake

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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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. Call us at 231-622-5026 to learn more about your winter getaway. 

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