If you're ready for a break from frigid temperatures, you'll find plenty of activities that are ideal for winter weather in Midland, MI. You can still enjoy skating, but you'll stay much warmer on an indoor rink. Or you can treat yourself to gourmet cupcakes, a local brew, or take part in other fun pursuits.
Our REALTORS® recommend the following Midland activities that are perfect for winter weather:
- Midland Civic Arena - 405 Fast Ice Dr., Midland, MI 48642
A visit to Midland Civic Arena lets you enjoy ice skating, whether you're just learning how to glide across the ice or you've been skating for years. You'll have access to two ice skating rinks, one NHL-sized and one Olympic-sized, with each having fast ice. Stop by during public skate times, or take part in group or private skating lessons, which are available for beginners as well as those who want to figure skate, speed skate, or play hockey.
- Midland Center for the Arts - 1801 W. Saint Andrews Rd., Midland, MI 48640
Midland Center for the Arts is a popular destination for performances, exhibits, and much more. Catch a performance from the Midland Symphony Orchestra, a big-name production like "The Book of Mormon" or "Cats," or watch a smaller play in a more intimate theater. STEM and history exhibits are also available, letting you learn about topics such as fossils of the Michigan Basin while you explore a dinosaur prep lab and see real dinosaur bones. You can also take a wide variety of classes taught by professional artists, including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more.
- The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe - 1908 S. Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48640
You won't have any trouble finding delicious goodies to treat yourself to at The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe — in fact, the challenge will probably be limiting yourself. Their cupcakes are handmade from scratch with high-quality ingredients such as Michigan eggs, whole milk and cream, seasonally fresh fruit, and more. And although it specializes in cupcakes, the full-service bakery also offers many other treats, including gourmet cakes, hand-dipped chocolates, cake pops, tiramisu, and French macaroons. And if you follow a gluten-free or vegan diet, you'll be able to find items on the menu that fit in with your eating plan.
- Alden B. Dow Home & Studio - 315 Post St., Midland, MI 48640
Named as one of the best historic homes in America by Traditional Home Magazine, the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio is a powerful representation of mid-20th-century modern architecture. Take a public tour or schedule a private one to experience this innovative home that was built during the Great Depression and has since been designated as a National Historic Landmark. You'll see how Dow integrated the building with the site to exemplify his idea that "... gardens never end and buildings never begin."
- Midland Brewing Company - 5011 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48642
From its short-lived beginnings in 1935 to its rebirth in 2010 and its subsequent innovations, Midland Brewing Company has built on the legacy of its founding. You can still enjoy their version of the original Red Keg Saloon in addition to signature brews like Copper Harbor Ale and Boom Run Oatmeal Stout. The brewery has won many awards for its selections, including national honors for its One Night in Bangkok. Try a beer along with pub food cooked on the brewery's custom smoker for a tasty winter weather treat.
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