Winter in Grand Rapids

The Midwest is known to have some pretty cold and frozen winters. Many people from other parts of the country may view this as something that is pretty miserable, but here on the west coast of Michigan's lower peninsula, folks view it as a great thing.

The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is located about an hour inland from the Lake Michigan coast on the western side of the state. Here, people revel in the prospect of getting snow, as it lines the streets and sidewalks with pure white splendor. In this article, we'll discuss a little bit about what people do when the snow starts flying. After reading this article, you may want to experience this lovely winter wonderland for yourself. Read on!

Western Michigan Lifestyle

Staying Warm

Of course, when the temperatures drop below freezing, one of the main objectives is to stay warm. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do that in Grand Rapids. For one, this little Midwestern city is one of the best beer towns in the country. That means that when things get a little chilly, you can warm yourself up with a nice brew.

Playing Outside

Due to the geographical location of Grand Rapids, the city experiences what is locally known as "lake effect" snowfall. This means that the meteorological conditions coming off of the nearby Lake Michigan cause heavy snowfall in this region. Folks don't seem to mind it, though. There are plenty of great places to go sledding and cross country skiing. What is more, people often take trips only an hour and and a half north to enjoy downhill skiing and other winter delights.

Seeing it for Yourself

Of course, winter in Grand Rapids is something that you'll have to experience for yourself. Whether it's walking downtown or through forests cared for by near me, you'll have the experience of a lifetime. Check it out!