When it comes to spending time with your loved ones, it’s the small moments that make the biggest difference. The Mt. Pleasant area offers a variety of opportunities to make those moments into lasting memories. From hands-on museums and art classes, to sledding hills and trampoline parks, the community offers a number of places to make memories this winter. Here are our favorite family-friendly activities and attractions to experience while visiting the Mt. Pleasant area:

Indoor

I.C.E. Arena: Both local and visiting families can all agree that ice skating at the I.C.E. Arena is a winter tradition.

The Jump Station: Jump for joy at The Jump Station, where a trampoline park, foam pit, inflatables and more can turn an average day into a truly memorable adventure.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This kid makes the best faces!

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Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum: The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum gives kids the opportunity to experience something new and exciting, all while learning!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Time spent with family really brightens up your day! Celebrate #NationalFamilyDay with a fun activity! Thank you @andypratt81 for sharing this fun photo at the @mpdiscoverymuseum ❤️

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Ziibiwing Cultural Center: Learn about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and other Great Lakes Anishinaabe Tribes at the Midwest’s premiere American Indian museum and cultural center.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Experience art exhibitions and admire local Native American artwork at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant. #mtpleasantmi #mtp100days

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Soaring Eagle Waterpark: Get ready for a day of thrills with Loon’s Loop and Otters Run, or take it easy with Gizi’s Splash and Dunk and the Little Beaver Bend at Soaring Eagle Waterpark.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Designed especially for our younger guests, Biish Falls is located in the center of the Waterpark. It includes a giant bucket that dumps 317 gallons of water every 5 minutes!

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Morey Courts and CMU’s Student Activity Center:  Both Morey Courts and Central Michigan University’s Student Activity Center gives families the opportunity to get active!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Welcome to the new Morey Courts instagram page! Follow us here to keep up on new events, membership information, fit tips, instagram exclusives and more!

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Outdoor

Parks: With more than 1,000 acres of parkland, Isabella county is filled with opportunities to unplug from the hustle and bustle of life, and embrace the tranquility of a Michigan winter. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mt. Pleasant truly is a winter wonderland. ❄️ Thank you @_bergy for sharing! #MeetMtP

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Chippewa Watershed Conservancy: Bundle up for a day of snowshoeing, winter hiking and cross country skiing at one of the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy preserves. You may even attempt to conquer the elusive mountain of Mt. Pleasant at Bundy Hill Preserve

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Grab your snowshoes and hit the trails. Our 22 nature preserves are sublime after a recent dusting of snow. #sylvansolacepreserve Photo credit: @thesoiledchamois

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Deerfield Nature Park: Sled, cross-country ski, walk the trails along the Chippewa River or play a round of disc golf at Deerfield Nature Park.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Shredding the only hill in Mt. P with these awesome people and our snow sloth mascot?

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Mission Creek Woodland Park: Grab your sleds, saucers and snowboards for a day on the hill at Mission Creek Woodland Park, or explore the great outdoors with a day hike.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#MtPSnowDay entry by @thesoiledchamois: “Got out for a quick walk with the camera today. #walkinthewoods #winterisstillhere #treestagram” ❄️ Thank you for sharing! #MtPleasantMI

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Snow Snake Ski: Located in Harrison, 30 minutes north of Mt. Pleasant, Snow Snake is worth the trip for a day of  sledding, skiing and snowboarding.

Classes + Events

Throughout the winter months, a number of local businesses offer classes to keep creativity flowing.  Art Reach of Md-Michigan offers a variety of arts and crafts courses for children; every Friday Art Reach opens its studio for artists to work on projects. If you’re planning a weekend trip, the second Saturday of every month belongs to Kids & Culture; a free, kids event featuring arts, crafts, programs and more at various locations. Need to get the blood flowing? Check out RedBloom in Downtown Mt. Pleasant for kids and family yoga classes. For a full schedule of upcoming classes and events, visit our calendar of events.

There’s plenty of fun to be had this winter in the Mt. Pleasant area. Check out our lodging properties to start planning your family fun getaway!