We are super stoked to have partnered with the following companies.  Please ask your guides about any of the gear or clothing they use and why they choose to do so!




Land Use Partners

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s known for the dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. Unusual sandstone formations like Miners Castle and Chapel Rock define the park’s headlands.

The Michigan Ice Fest Guides operate under special use permit with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


Hiawatha National Forest (Grand Island)

Located in Michigan’s wild and scenic Upper Peninsula, the Hiawatha National Forest’s dramatic shorelines lie nestled up to Lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan — three of the five great lakes. Our lakeshores, lighthouses, islands and abundant snow create a place of respite and play within a day’s drive of urban and rural areas of Michigan, Wisconsin, other nearby states and international locations.

The Michigan Ice Fest Guides operate under special use permit with the Hiawatha National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Land Use Acknowledgement

The Michigan Ice Fest recognizes the tribal nations of this territory — the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Bay Mills Indian Community, the Hannahville Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

We acknowledge that we stand upon the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabek.