Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery is offering snowshoing every Saturday in February to those who own their own snowshoes.
A guided tour of their 80 acre forest will be held on the second Saturday in February, the anniversary of the launch of both the syrup business (2012) and wine business (2015) Snowshoes are provided by Bear Cub Outfitters and available to grab on-site. Marketed as “fresh air, exercise and wine tasting” they expect this trend will continue in the following years. They encourage you to get out to Maple Moon and visit an excellent unique winery while taking advantage of the fluffy white stuff at it’s peek.
To start off this snowshoe excursion with Maple Moon; visitors are handed a glass of wine which they can enjoy while admiring the vintages and indoor displays. It is a great chance to warm up your soul and taste one of many exceptional wines. After polishing off the first glass it is time to suit up and strap on the snowshoes. For beginner snowshoers, the staff members of Bearcub outfitters are on hand, ready to help you strap them on and are knowledgeable in explaining the sport. From there, you begin your trek by winding through the Cedar forest where you find yourself captivated by the stillness of winter. Along the route, you happen upon the humble beginning of the Minnehaha Creek, a spring fed creek who’s waters wind their way through the joy valley. Next, you depart the cover and protection of the cozy cedar forest and walk out into the majestic maples and the rolling snow covered hills. The landscape and scenery out on the tour are truly beautiful and set the stage for a romantic tour; or perhaps just a playful trek in the snow. The tour winds up in front of an outside roaring fire with yet another glass of wine and a bowl of homemade chilli. This amazing experience comes at the cost of just $30 and includes the use of snowshoes, the guided trek, tastings, a bowl of chilli and a souvenir glass to take home. We can’t think of a better way to spend a snowy afternoon in Northern Michigan’s wonderful out of doors.