February in Michigan: Things to Do

Even in a year without a pandemic, it may seem tricky to find activities to do in Michigan during the cold months of winter. Luckily, the Great Lakes State is filled with natural wonders, exciting attractions, and plenty of other opportunities to experience the crown jewel of the Midwest. Whether you’d rather stay warm or brave the cold, there’s something here in Michigan for everybody.

For Outdoorsy Folks: 

  • Michigan is home to 103 state parks managed by the state’s Department of Natural Resources. Our state is home to numerous miles of hiking trails and breathtaking scenery. Adding to the allure, quite a few of the state’s nature areas are within a short drive from Ann Arbor. Visit the DNR website for more information on MI state parks. Be sure to bundle up!

For Those Looking to Stay Warm:

  • For fans of art, the Saginaw Art Museum, located an hour-and-a-half north of Ann Arbor by car, has an exhibit showcasing African-American fine art. The exhibit, entitled “WONDERFULLY MADE: THE ANTHONY AND DAVIDA ARTIS COLLECTION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ART,” allows visitors to view the extensive art collection of Flint natives Anthony and Davida Artis. This collection will be on display through the end of March 2021. Masks and social distancing will be in place to protect visitors and staff. Tickets can be purchased online or upon arrival.
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts is offering visitors a chance to see “DETROIT STYLE: CAR DESIGN IN THE MOTOR CITY, 1950–2020.” This exhibit seeks to showcase the transportation innovation that has set Michigan’s largest city apart. For more information, check out this link.

These are just a few of the activities February in Michigan has to offer. We’re lucky to live in a state with so much to offer. Even while we’re doing what we can to keep everybody safe, Michigan still has plenty of avenues for adventure and entertainment.