With a taste of winter weather in Flint & Genesee, many locals and visitors are excited to get out and enjoy the snow. For those who liked to be prepared, here are some of the things you can look forward to this winter in Flint & Genesee.

Ice Skating

There are a few places throughout Flint & Genesee where you can hit the ice. Each year, Physicians Park in Grand Blanc hosts an ice rink and Riverview Park in Flushing also has an expansive rink. Before the snow falls, get your ice skating fix at Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton.

Ice Climbing

In the south part of Flint & Genesee, Peabody Ice Climbing is an ice and mixed climbing venue located on a retired apple orchard. The venue is a place for seasoned ice climbers to train for the mountains and is also an ideal introduction for beginners in a controlled environment. Once the weather gets cold enough, the venue will be ready for climbers.


Like hiking but in the snow, snowshoeing is a great way to get out in the winter and a favorite winter activity for some – however, avid snowshoers will have to wait until at least six inches of snow has fallen until they can get on the trail. Some of the best places to snowshoe are For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum and Richfield County Park.


A favorite activity, especially for kids, in Flint & Genesee is sledding. With great sled hills including the one at Flint Southwestern Academy, Creasey Bicentennial Park and Linden County Park, Flint & Genesee is a destination for sledders. Although we may have to wait for the big snow before we can get out our sleds, now is a great time to make a game plan.

Staying Indoors

For those who may not love the cold weather as much as others, there are plenty of things to do in Flint & Genesee to keep out of the wintery mix. DEFY Flint boasts a huge trampoline park perfect for indoor exercise, Extreme Indoor Kart Racing in Clio is a thrilling way to spend the day and Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center is a blast for kids and adults. You don’t need to love the cold to have fun this winter.