if you get a chance, make the long drive up to Tahquamenon Falls area in the UP. Various trails to hike for all abilities but bring your mosquito spray for sure. Lodging options aren't many but there is a Best Western or Holiday Inn or something not too far away from the park. Makes for a nice weekend trip there's some odd stuff to do & spend some time in the park up there hiking or whatever.
leo: hah, yea i have plenty of spring hobbies but after the spring riding i had experienced last year, im determined to get another session on one of those warm, sunny days! im looking at the wknd of april 15-16. i'm sure someone will be open still. if not i'll put the stick away for the year! the slopes still have plenty of snow. i'm sure at this point, it's whether they're selling enough lift tix to justify keeping the hills open.