Frankfort Winter Activities

The stunning natural beauty of Frankfort is breathtaking—even in feet of snow and chilling temperatures. And Frankfort offers outdoor adventures year-round. Here you’ll find a few ideas for Frankfort winter activities.

Photo by Crystal Mountain

Photo by Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

Crystal Mountain in neighboring Thompsonville has plenty of pristine terrain offering an unforgettable Michigan winter experience. Ski and ride 48 downhill slopes. Gracefully glide across 40-plus kilometers of groomed cross-country trails. Snowshoe over 80 acres of wooded valleys while capturing breathtaking overlooks around every bend. Crystal Mountain has it all. And with their recent expansion in 2015, the Northern Michigan attraction is even bigger and better than you remember. Check out the new trails, lifts, and suites.


Photo by Brian Confer

Photo by Brian Confer

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

The southern tier of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, from Empire to Frankfort, is filled with fabulous country ski trails and even better scenery. Spend the day soaring across powder Northern Michigan snow at the edge of the land. For maps and directions: nps.gov/slbe.


Photo by Kris Riley

Photo by Kris Riley

Frankfort Lighthouse

The current Frankfort Light—a 46-foot tall steel, pyramidal tower—was constructed in 1925, and decommissioned by the United States Coast Guard in the summer of 2010.  The lighthouse is now owned and maintained by the City of Frankfort. In the winter, the shivering beach grasses, the crystalline ice formations and the stoic beacon located at the end ofFrankfort harbor’s north break-wall are a stunning sight.


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