As we have watched our snow come and go and come and go again and again this month, it has been a test of patience. We have decided it is time to embrace this back and forth and let everyone know there is plenty to do up north to enjoy with your family

Ice skating is number one right now. Our ice conditions have been great and a little rain is not going to dampen that. Rain is actually a great zamboni for the ice freshening up the ice. Right now we have shoveled off a rink but I think during the week it is going to go back to bare ice. The best thing about this is you can skate over the entire lake and are not limited to just the rink. Bring your skates or borrow some of ours in the office. Ice skating, hockey, or sliding across the ice on a sled will be magical. Skating at night under the stars is amazing.

Around the resort our trails are open for hiking. The snow shoes will come out the minute the snow does. Campfires are stocked with wood. The community room is full of family games and puzzles to borrow or bring your own. Ice fishing needs no snow, just a beer, a bucket to sit on and friends. Even with no, or little snow, we are still the place to be for family fun

in the area, Winter Park has several events planned for hiking and campfires check out their website for details. Mountain and fat tire bike trails are open. Zipline, Musky Jack and Winman trails are a couple. I have not had any luck finding places to rent bikes so bring your own. All the ski trails in the area go back to being hiking trails. One of our favorite is Fallison Lake 15 min from the resort. We love it due to the entire trail having lake view of Fallison Lake.

If you want to do a little drive, the waterfalls of the Black River in Ironwood are amazing. Ask us for directions if interested

So plenty to do, time to make plans snow or no snow.