May has just begun and some parts of Michigan are still getting pelted with snow, but where?

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Michigan Gets All Four Seasons, But Some Say Too Much of One

Tree, Season, Winter, Springtime, Bare Tree

Being an outdoorsman, one of the things I love most about Michigan is getting a good taste of all 4-seasons.

Beautiful fall foliage in the northeast USA
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The fall is my absolute favorite because I love to see the leaves change color and this just happens to coincide with archery deer season in Michigan. The Mitten State is one of the best destinations for seeing the amazing colors of the fall.

The Portland Head Light at sunrise just outside of Portland, Maine.

Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes so summers can be a great time at all the area beaches, campgrounds, state parks, and federal lands.

Spring tulips

From the spring tulips of Holland, Michigan, to hunting for morel mushrooms across the state we normally get great springs but sometimes mother nature doesn't like to let go of winter.

Winter park in snowWinter park in snow

Winter in Michigan brings a whole lot of beauty and fun from skiing, snowmobiling, fat tire bicycling, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing and so much more. For certain parts of Michigan, winter tries to hang on longer than residents would like.

It's May and Parts of Michigan Is Still Getting Pelted With Snow

My best friend Curt lives in Iron River, Michigan. He has lived there for over 30 years and he will often give me snow reports, it is insane how much snow he and his wife Debbie have to endure each year.

Curt and I were texting back and forth yesterday about walleye fishing and I asked him how the turkey hunting was going he said, "We are in the middle of a three-day snowstorm with 40 mph winds. I'd like to go back out when it's over."

bulldozer removing snow
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Curt was recently visiting me to do some steelhead fishing and said he almost didn't get to come because he had gotten several feet of snow just prior to making the trip downstate and that was in the beginning of April. The storm mentioned in the last paragraph is going on now at the beginning of May.

Snow removal metal shovel

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the snow gets so bad you not only shovel your walk and plow your driveway, but you also have to remove snow from your rooftop to keep it from leaking or caving in from the weight of the snow. My buddy Curt clears snow from his roof several times a season.


Areas of the Upper Peninsula have received another foot and a half of snow in the last couple of days but hope to have some relief by the end of the week.

Winter frozen back car window, texture freezing ice glass background

According to MLive, the U.P. is not the only area of Michigan getting snow in May. Parts of Northern Michigan's Lower Peninsula have seen up to half a foot of the white stuff in the past couple of days in the Cadillac and Traverse City areas.

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