Winter tourism is thriving this year in Michigan.
Things like skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are going to benefit from the cold and snow that persisted through much of December.
Peter Fitzsimons is executive director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau.
He said winter tourism will have a big impact on the area.
“For Boyne City, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Bay Harbor, it’s a significant part of our economy," Fitzsimons said. "Obviously July and August are our busiest months, but December, January, and February tend to rival our June and September.”