The snow has arrived in Flint & Genesee, and with it comes snow days for students and adults alike. If you don’t want to spend the day wrapped in a blanket, here are four fun experiences perfect for a snow day.

Ice Skating

A wonderful place to lace up your skates is at Physicians Park in Grand Blanc. In Downtown Flint, there is the University of Michigan-Flint’s ice rink located outside the University Pavilion. In Flushing, Riverview park has an expansive ice rink, perfect for playing hockey or having a family day.


If you love hiking, you can extend it into the winter by snowshoeing.  There are many parks in Flint & Genesee where you can go snowshoeing. For example, For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum has trails that are perfect for snowshoeing. Many other Genesee County Parks have trails that snowshoeing lovers can explore.


Sledding is a great activity for the whole family. At Davison Roadside County Park you can slide down a beginner hill, designed for those who are just starting out. If you are looking for something a little more intense, head down to Linden County Park’s Clover Beach on Byram Lake. The slightly-steep hill is perfect for intermediate sledders.  If you are a sledding expert, Toboggan Hill in Lapeer boasts the biggest, best and most challenging hill in the area.

Cross-Country Skiing

You don’t have to go to Vail, Colorado to go cross-country skiing. Richfield County Park in Davison has beautiful cross-country ski trails. You can also bring your skis to Flushing County Park and Linden County Park and explore their trails.