If you want to get started in snowshoeing or skiing but don't know quite how or where to go, try the Leelanau Outdoor Center at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, where outdoors education, this time of year, means winter sports.
Excerpt: An amazing facility is located just 40 minutes from downtown Traverse City, and most of us don't know it is there. The Leelanau Outdoor Center (LOC) is a 220-acre property surrounded by Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, an "Outdoor Classroom on the Shore of Lake Michigan."
Featuring a large, nearly 20,000 square-foot dining hall with classrooms and offices, the center has special dispensation to remain open inside the National Park because it is a nonprofit organization.
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Source: Grand Traverse Insider