Many of us find peace in nature, but you don't have to wait for spring to enjoy nature. How about cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along one of our well-maintained trails.
Dahlem offers five miles of well-maintained trails to explore. While the Waterloo Recreation Area, the largest state park in the southern peninsula also maintains 12 miles of interpretive nature trails and another 47 miles of hiking trails.
Click for a list of winter trails open for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat tire biking, and select trails allow snowmobiling.
Or, how about a peaceful stroll through Sparks aka Cascades Park? The waterfall may be closed in the winter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the scenery of this park especially watching, and maybe joining in with, the kids on the favorite sledding hill in Jackson.
Being alone with nature, just you, a fishing pole and the fish below. How does that sound? When the lakes of Jackson County freeze, they make great spots for Ice Fishing.
The Annual Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament takes place in January. Bringing ice fisherman to the Brooklyn-Irish Hills area from as far away as Minnesota and Ontario, Canada, with a total cash prize of $20,100 to win.
Jackson County has many great lakes for ice fishing throughout the season. We want to see your ice fishing pictures, like this one from Facebook Fan JoJo Kennedy!
Send us shots of you and your buddies, your catch or pics from your family fishing trip in Jackson County. To enter the Ice Fishing Social Media Photo Contest tag your Jackson County ice fishing pictures with #ExperienceJxn on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! You could win a family 4 pack of tickets to Michigan International Speedway AND an ice shanty from Knutson's Sporting Goods! Photos must be posted from 1/15/16 to 2/15/16.
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