Winterfest Community Event in Walloon Lake
Winner of the 2022 Fishing Derby holding the winning catch
A Pair Of Sled Dogs Pull A Racer Along

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The source for fun things to do in Northern Michigan!

This January & February, check out these exciting events happening this February along 131 North – we’re excited to see snow on the forecast for this upcoming week!

  • 6th Annual Walloon Lake Winterfest on Saturday, February 18th, featuring complimentary snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals, a hot chocolate bar, and tastings from local distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Click here to learn more.
  • The Dale Munford Memorial Sled Dog Race on January 27th, 28th, and 29th, with open class as well as 6 dog, 4 dog, 2 dog, Junior classes, Skijoring classes, and a weight pull! Click here to learn more. Event canceled to due poor weather conditions.
  • Fife Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 4th, with $1000 awarded to the largest catch and a shanty decor contest. Click here for event info.
  • Lantern Lit Snowshoe Hikes at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac on January 20th, 27th, and February 3rd, with a campfire and hot chocolate provided. Click here for event info.
  • 2023 Midwest Snowkite Jam takes place February 3rd – February 5th in Cadillac, events include: Friday welcome party, gear swap, kite race, snowkite olympics, awards ceremony, closing party & Sunday free ride. Registration info found here.

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Kite Racers Getting Ready On Lake Cadillac
Lanterns along the Showshoe Trail
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