The winters do suck, carnival is a blast though and if you like winter sports there is lots to do. The horses all look like yaks though, and not much riding if
you don't have a indoor arena.
My SO is from Brighton and we might be moving down there at the end of the summer (I have mixed feelings on it) His dad has some property so we would have free
rent and a place for my horse and it is right next to the Kensington park so lots of trails.
Reply from Timid Wild One: Nice! What a beautiful place to grow up...you're very lucky (though I don't envy you the winters much, hehe).
I never did get to make it up during Carnival - made an early April trip and a few August ones - but I've heard how notorious WC is hehe. Maybe someday
I'll be up there with my friend if she decides to go!
I live downstate, about 25 miles north of Detroit. Haven't seen the UP for a few years and definitely miss it!