Some of the most beautiful landscapes you’ll find in Michigan can only be found in winter! Here are a few items that are great for getting outdoors when the temperatures are freezing and the snow is piling up.
Hiking on trails can be difficult this time of year. Improve balance and stability while hiking using trekking poles! Used as a single pole or as a pair, trekking poles can take pressure off your joints along snow covered trails while greatly enhancing steadiness. Trekking poles work well for spring, summer and fall hiking trips as well! We have trekking poles from MOUNTAINSMITH and PINNACLE in stock.
KORKERS ICE CLEATS
Many outdoor enthusiasts enjoy walking or running in a winter wonderland! One item that can make having fun safe and enjoyable when the roads and trails are slippery are ice cleats from Korkers. Korkers offers ice cleats that fit over regular shoes, trail shoes and even boots. The cleats dig into snow and ice, giving you the balance and stability to enjoy the outdoors on a trail, on a frozen-over lake, or a slippery sidewalk. We have Korkers ice cleats in stock, so stop in today!
When hiking or camping in the winter, your gear and gadgets can easily get wet and damaged if not properly stored. One way to keep your valuables dry is with a dry sack from Osprey. They are available in a variety of sizes, are reasonably priced, and are a great accessory for securely and safely storing gear and gadgets all year-round.
Stop in to Earth’s Edge today to get properly geared up for exploring Michigan’s winter wonderlands! We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When things get busy in Grand Haven during the summer, you may want to escape to nearby Muskegon for a hike or bike ride along the lakeshore. One trail that hikers and bikers should explore is the Lakeshore Trail — it is 12 miles long and offers amazing views of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. Hikers and bikers will get to walk or bike through the middle of the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve. Best of all, the path is paved so it is great for hikers and bikers of all experience levels. The path has very few changes in elevation, so it is a perfect path for everyone.
Take A Hike At P.J. Hoffmaster State Park
For those looking for a great place to hike or camp that is close by, check out P.J. Hoffmaster park in Muskegon. This state park is only about 20 minutes from Grand Haven and offers some great hiking trails and a wonderful campground.
Spring is here and us Michiganders can’t wait until our mitten state is in full bloom! What better way to celebrate spring being sprung than going for a hometown hike! We grabbed our Salewa hiking footwear and headed to Muskegon State Park to ring in the new season!
Michigan is the perfect place for adventure during any season. From sparkling lakeshores to snow-covered evergreens, there is no shortage of natural beauty. Though many of us wait all year to hit the beach and soak up that summer sun, there is something very special about Michigan winters. A snowshoe trek is the perfect way to enjoy the snowy season!