Snowshoes have a long history and have been used by many different cultures for thousands of years. In America, Indigenous people developed the most advanced and diverse snowshoes before the 20th century, and snowshoes were adopted by Europeans during early colonialism. The tool has been used to travel safely on foot on wintery terrain for many years and continues to be a tool now for those who enjoy exploring nature.

These days, especially in states that experience winter weather such as Michigan, snowshoeing is a great winter activity for nature lovers. Best used in conditions where there are eight or more inches of snow, snowshoes are used to climb and ascend steep slopes making it perfect for hiking enthusiasts.

Snowshoeing is also great for beginners as there is no experience necessary for this winter sport. The sport is a great way to get in exercise during the winter months when outdoor activities are limited.

You can snowshoe anywhere that is open to the public however in Flint & Genesee there are some great places to strap on your snowshoes and see the winter sites.

Here are the best spots in Flint & Genesee to go snowshoeing:

Atlas County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, nestled in the southern end of Genesee County, Atlas... Read More

Bluebell Beach and Flint River Bike Path & Splash Pad Spray Ground

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, enjoy seasonal swimming at Bluebell Beach featuring an... Read More

Bluegill Boat Launch on Mott Lake

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, this boat launch on Flint's Mott Lake is open... Read More

Buell Lake County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Buell Lake County Park offers 213-acres of land... Read More

Davison Roadside County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, this park offers 4-acres of fun including a beginner's... Read More

Everett A. Cummings Center

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Everett A. Cummings Center is home to the annual... Read More

Flushing County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Flushing Park offers 105-acres of outdoor family fun... Read More

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, For-Mar is a 383-acre nature preserve and arboretum... Read More

Goldenrod Disc Golf Course

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Goldenrod Disc Golf Course is open year-round with no... Read More

Hogbacks Area

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Geologists call a Hogsback a line of hills with steep... Read More

Linden County Park/Byram Lake

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Linden Park offers 135-acres of outdoor family fun... Read More