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Snow Much Fun Outdoor Discovery Tour!

Visit Muskegon invites you to join our inaugural winter contest; filled with outdoor adventure, amusement, art…and prizes!

West Michigan is a four season destination, and one of Muskegon County’s most adventurous seasons is is winter. When the snow blankets our trails, frost kisses our beaches, and the whoosh of the luge breaks the winter quiet – you will find Muskegon to be “Snow Much Fun”!

 

Smiling girl with pink knit hat holds pink mittens with snow in front of her face

 

Throughout the months of January and February, Visit Muskegon invites you to discover what winter wonders await you and your family.

Download our “Snow Much Fun Outdoor Discovery Tour” map filled with winter activities, adventures and scenic snowy stops. Check-in with a photo on Facebook and the hashtag #SnowMuchFunInMuskegon. Not only will you have “snow much fun” while you explore Muskegon County, but you will also be entered to win great prizes! Weekly giveaways include gift cards, gift baskets, tours and swag!

Many red items including hat cooler and tickets come bind as gift basket. Muskegon Polish festival is written on many items

One of the great prizes: A Muskegon Polish Festival Gift Basket

 

Week One (January 8)
$50 Walkers Gift Card
Frauenthal Center Tour (no value)

 

Week Two (January 15)
$25 Los Amigos Gift Card and Two Cups
Silversides Submarine 4 Passes (value: $60)

 

Week (January 22)
$10 Art Cats Gift Certificate
$25 White Lake Area Gift Certificate

 

Week Four (January 29)
$100 Bellacinos Gift Card

 

Week Five (February 5)
$50 Dr Rolf’s Gift Card
2 Cruise Passes for AquaStar

 

Week Six (February 12)
$25 Hank’s Tavern Gift Card
2 Cruise Passes for AquaStar

 

Week Seven (February 19)
$25 Pigeon Hill Gift Card
Farmers Market Swag (thermos bag, apron, shirt and cup)
McDonald’s Candies Basket

 

Week Eight (February 26)
Polish Festival basket (40 tickets and other swag value $125)
Michigan Irish Music Festival Swag (2 tee shirts and sticker)

 

 

Specials are also offered along your adventure! Show your map and receive a discount:

 

Hanks Tavern 10%
Walkers the Foundation 10%
Bellacino’s 20%
Dr. Rolf’s 5%

 

Map and colors of tan and light blue show area of Muskegon County. Highlighted areas are marked with a stylized mitten

 

Click Here to Download Your “Snow Much Fun” Map

 

❄ Event is FREE

❄ Event runs January 1 through February 26, 2021

❄ Maps are available to download at visitmuskegon.org. Or, pick one up at the Visitors Center located at The Muskegon Union Depot in Downtown Muskegon: 610 W. Western Ave.  Please check our hours and safety requirements here. Maps can also be found in our outdoor pick-up box.

❄ Follow the map for locations and suggestions for snow-filled fun. Share these adventures on Facebook to be entered to win prizes!  The more check-ins and photos, the more entries!

❄ Contest entries will be gathered by these public Facebook check-ins. (Be sure your post is “public”. If we can’t see them, we can’t count them). Participants must also use the hashtag #SnowMuchFunInMuskegon to be entered to win prizes (this is how we will search for your entries)

 

Instructions to Enter

🔹 Snap a photo of one of the designated stops or suggested activities listed on the map
🔹 Share the photo on Facebook with the hashtag #SnowMuchFunInMuskegon
🔹 Make sure the setting is “public” so we can find your post.
🔹 The more stops and activities you share, the more entries you receive
🔹 Send one Facebook message to Visit Muskegon; simply say “Snow Much Fun” (this way we can contact you if you are a winner!)
🔹 Entries will be collected and numbered in a Visit Muskegon photo album
🔹 Every Friday between Jan 8 – Feb 26, 2021 Visit Muskegon will use Random.org to choose a number from the album of collected photos (the more photos you share, the more chances you have to win!)
🔹 Once a photo is selected as a winner it may not qualify for further prizes. However, the same entrant may win with a different photo(s)
🔹 If a prize is not claimed within 5 days, it will be added to the next week’s drawing

 

Luge, Skate, Sled, Snowshoe, Ski & More:

Young boy in winter attire slides down snow covered hill on a snowboard. Snow is on the ground, trees are in the background

 

Grab your snowboard, ice skates, sled, tubes, snowshoes or cross country skies and Visit Muskegon for snow covered fun! Frosted dunes dot 26 miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Over 60 miles of trails await you to discover their winter tranquility.  Snow covered hills will ring with the peel of laughter. Snap and share a photo of yourself, your family or your friend enjoying a winter activity at the Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park. Or, one of our Snow Much Fun Parks!

Locally Loved Snow-Hills:
Beachwood Park
Hanson St. Hill
Hoffmaster State Park
Johnny O. Harris Memorial Park
Lake Harbor Park
McGraft Park
Pine Ridge Park
Sugar Bowl Dune at Muskegon State Park

 

Scenic Photo Opportunities:

Picture of union depot, historic red brick building in Richardsonian Romanesque style. Arched doorway, short tower, snow on the ground and in the air.

Find some of our favorite frosted photo ops:

Visit Muskegon- Train Depot

White Lake Train Depot

Snowboarding Statue

Muskegon County Polar Bear

 

 

Walk, Hike & Bike:

Woman in Winter attire is silhouetted with her back to the camera. She is surrounded by snow and snow covered pine trees.

 

Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

Lakeshore Trail

Pioneer Park

PJ Hoffmaster State Park

Meinert Park

Moxie the Mastodon Hunt

Musketawa Trail

Mosquito Creek

Owassippe Trails

Snowmobile (Various Trails)

 

⛄️ Other Outdoor Activities:

Two people standing on frozen lake or silhouetted against sunset sky of orange

Winter Sunset on the Beach Photo Courtesy of Kristine Tyler

Frozen Beaches & Winter Sunsets

Ice Fishing

Muskegon Social District

Muskegon Art Walk
(Click Here to View Outdoor Art in Muskegon County)

White Lake Art Walk

#VisitMuskegon

#SnowMuchFunInMuskegon