Winter Family fun in Traverse City, Gaylord, Petoskey and the U.P.

You’ve got one afternoon: Ladies, lift your pinkies

Gaylord’s Saturn Booksellers hosts the annual Mother & Daughter American Girl tea party at Michaywe Inn the Woods, December 7.

You’ve got one night: Lake Superior State Forest

Following a fun afternoon of instruction at Nature’s Kennel, each family member will drive a team of sled dogs—Iditarod veterans and hopefuls—20 miles to a cozy wilderness camp. You’ll share a campfire dinner, bunk up inside heated tents, then breakfast before the beautiful dog drive home. 906-748-0513

You’ve got one weekend: Great Wolf Lodge

If the always-84-degree temps in Great Wolf Lodge’s giant indoor water park don’t convince your fam to peel off the puffy jackets and stay awhile, how about the lodge’s arcade? Or the chance to play MagiQuest, a 3-D interactive game with live challenges throughout the resort? A Gummi Worm pedicure for the kids at Scoops Spa? Massages for Mom and Dad at Elements Spa? We thought so. 866-GR8-WOLF

You’ve got one week: Petoskey

Whether your family is two people or twenty, your week in Petoskey is sure to be one you’ll never forget.  

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