3 unique winter activities the whole family will love

Have you ever strapped on snow shoes or gone dog sledding?

One of the easiest and fun ways to get healthy and keep your New Year’s resolution is to get outside and be active. There are plenty of fun winter sports the whole family can enjoy.

Experts at Treetops Resort in Gaylord offered suggestions on three winter activities families can have fun doing.

1. Extreme tubing. In the summer, people may enjoy being pulled behind a boat on a tube, but the experience can be just as fun if you hop on a tube and head down a giant snow-covered hill. It’s like sledding, but more extreme as you effortlessly glide down the slopes. Throw in a few twists and turns, and it can be a thrilling time.

2. Cross-country skiing. If you want more of a workout, then look no further than cross-country skiing. Instead of the adrenaline rush of going down a hill, you can take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery along a snow-covered path. Don’t be fooled though. All the momentum is on you, so it is a great full-body workout. Dress in layers, because you might get too toasty in your full-winter gear.

3. Dog Sledding. Perhaps you were a fan of the 2002 film Snow Dogs”, or you just love your canine companion, but this is a unique winter activity that should be on everyone’s bucket list. You hop on a sleigh and the dogs will whisk you away through the winter wonderland.

Of course, families can also enjoy downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or ice skating. Just because it is cold in Michigan, it doesn’t mean you should stay indoors for all of winter.

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About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a Multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.