15 Great Midwest Winter Weekend Escapes
Southwest Lake Michigan shore
Every winter, lake-effect storms leave southwest Michigan's lighthouses and sand dunes cloaked in ice and snow. It's a stunning winter landscape, perfect for snowshoeing in Warren Woods State Park outside Three Oaks, Michigan; walking up Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's famed Mount Baldy; and cross-country skiing in Love Creek County Park near Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Of course, the Lake Michigan shore in winter is also perfect for warming up over wine tasting at a vineyard or breakfast at Tryon Farm Guesthouse in Michigan City, Indiana, where breakfast includes fresh-laid eggs. More information: 15 Reasons to Visit Lake Michigan in Winter; Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council