March has rolled around the corner and many of us in southwest Michigan are looking for any sign of spring in the air. The snow and ice are giving into brief sightings of crocus flowers peeking out to say hello, only to retreat to another lake effect snowstorm. Though the clocks will spring ahead soon and the days are certainly getting longer, there is still time to embrace the beautiful winter in Southwest Michigan with indoor and outdoor activities. Among the must do list for the last few days of winter days is, a walk on the beautiful beaches of Southwest Michigan. Admire the majestic ice formations that are slowly beginning to melt, but use caution, you really don't walk out on the ice.
Take a few hours to walk thru the bird sanctuary in Chikaming Township Park wetlands on Warren Woods Road and go walk among the tops of trees on the boardwalk at the Galien County Park in New Buffalo. Find the ice skating rink in Harbert MI and give it a go. Explore the Night sky, winter stargazing the constellations appear much earlier in the night, you will notice the brisk air will make the sky clearer here, than on the other side the lake, catch sight of a shooting star and of course make a wish! Take a drive thru the Warren Dunes State Park and say hello to the deer and wild turkeys that watch you in amazement. Take the last run with your sled down the massive sand dunes. Warm up with a great sandwich and micro-brew at Greenbush in Sawyer.
Get started on creating your own greenhouse to give your veggies a jump start. Warm up near a roaring fire and watch a movie marathon while sipping hot cocoa. When March 1st rolls around, get your first burger at Redamak's, the official opening of the season , only to be followed by the opening of Oink's Ice Cream.
Don't forget to pamper yourself while in Southwestern Michigan and relax at Evolve Spa in New Buffalo with a great massage or hotstone couples massage . Call 269-469-5483 for a convenient appointment time. See you soon before the crowds are back. Embrace every moment of winter before it slips away.