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Winter in Pure Lewiston

Lewiston is a winter wonderland. With many lakes, snowmobile trails, skiing trails and a few warm places to escape from the cold, you will never run out of things to do during the colder months. Here are some of our best winter activites, both out in the cold and indoors.

Lewiston is a winter wonderland. With many lakes, snowmobile trails, skiing trails and a few warm places to escape from the cold, you will never run out of things to do during the colder months. Here are some of our best winter activites, both out in the cold and indoors.

Bird Watching
Those of us who enjoy watching or photographing our feathered friends will find an abundance of varieties in the Lewiston, Michigan area. Chickadees, Nuthatches, and several types of woodpeckers - the Downy and the Red-headed for example -frequent the local residents' feeders. Songbirds such as the Baltimore Oriole and the Ruby Throated Grosbeak are also common in the woods around homes and lakes, as are numerous varieties of wrens. And on a warm summer night you might hear the Whip-poor-will. Mushroom hunters and hikers may come upon the Scarlet Tanager, the Pileated Woodpecker, and several varieties of Owls, birds that are reluctant to be in busy residential areas. Canoers and fishermen are likely to see river feeders such as the Osprey, the Cedar Waxing feeding on the mayflies above the river, or the Great Blue Heron, stealthily watching for prey. In late fall migrating ducks can be found on East and West Twin Lakes - Mergansers and Buffleheads come in large flocks and rest for a few days before continuing their migration south. Loons and Eagles can be seen most of the year on and around the lakes, There is a large population of Turkeys in the area, and more common birds such as Blue Jays, Blackbirds, Hawks, and Robins are prevalent. So grab your binoculars and camera and head to Lewiston.

Bowling

Bowling is availabe at Timbertown Lanes in Lewiston. They have 8 lanes, drinks and snacks. Bowling teams form each winter, and there's always room for one more or a new bowler to join a team. 

Curling

The Lewiston Curling Club offers a range of curling opportunities for players of all skill levels and a variety of social activities.
Whether you are a novice, intermediate or experienced competitive curler, we're confident you'll enjoy our facility, excellent ice and camaraderie. We invite you to explore the website to learn more.

 

The Lewiston Curling Club is a seasonal curling facility with two sheets of ice, viewing area and downstairs members meeting area.  Located in Lewiston,  we are one of five curling clubs in Michigan and have an active membership who joins for one primary purpose - to enjoy the grand old game of curling!

Cross Country Skiing  & Snowshoeing

For Nordic style skiing, Lewiston offers the Buttles Road Ski Trail. Snowshoeing is possible anywhere when conditions are right, and both sports offer a quiet tour through our winter scenery.

Ice Fishing

Trying to find an activity to cure the "wintertime cabin blues?" There is something magical about walking on a frozen lake, drilling a hole, sitting on a bucket or in a shanty while holding your fishing rod over that hole and waiting for the bobber to go under. Tap. Tap. Fish on! An ice angler may catch perch, walleye, blue gill, pumpkinseed sunfish, northern pike, tiger muskie and out of season large and small mouth bass (remember to catch and release if you do). East and West Twin Lakes are in town but with approximately 40 surrounding lakes; most with public access like Little Wolf Lake, Big Bear Lake, Tee Lake, and Pickerel Lake; less than 10 miles from town you are sure to find a "hot spot"
for your venture into the outdoors.

Sno-Drift Rally

They call it "real cars, real roads, real fast!" Rally cars are small powerful cars with roll cages, extra lights and equipment for a drive and co-driver (navigator) that use our back roads on a weekend in late January. The race sections are closed to other traffic, and the cars are in a timed race at each of those stages. The race in this area is the first of each year's schedule, for rally teams that travel the nation in similar events. It is the only winter race, and the ice and snowdrifts are a real challenge. The cars are on display in downtown Lewiston, they pit-stop at Atlanta and have an awards dinner at Hillman, making it a county-wide event.
 

Snowmobiling
You don't need to travel all the way to the Upper Peninsula to enjoy snowmobiling. Lewiston is home to an extensive network of snowmobile trails, which are interlinked with other trail systems across the northern Lower Peninsula. Local organizations, such as the Lewiston Fun Ones, work in cooperation with the Michigan Snowmobile Association and the DNR to keep these trail well-groomed throughout the winter.

During the winter months, snowmobiles are a common sight in town, and occasionally outnumber cars outside local restaurants and bars. Lewiston is also a traditional stop for the Wertz Warriors, a group of long-distance riders who raise money for Special Olympics each winter.

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