Winter in Benzie County means fresh powder, groomed trails, and adventures in a winter wonderland. One of the best ski resorts in the Midwest, Crystal Mountain, offers downhill and Nordic skiing for all ages and abilities in a relaxing resort setting. Ice-fishing enthusiasts set up shanties along the shores of Benzie’s many lakes, while hikers explore quiet woodlands with a pair of snowshoes. The county also boasts 135 miles of snowmobile trails for those who like to enjoy winter at higher speeds.
No matter which activity you choose, at the end of the day, cozy up beside the fireplace and raise a glass of wine—or hot cocoa—to a pretty great place.