Another Michigan winter has ended (we think). A relief to some and a disappointment to others who will be eagerly awaiting the first flakes of snow next autumn. We took at look back at some of the best things about winter in Michigan 2018.

Lake Michigan Ice Crystals

A natural wonder, take a look at ice crystals that formed over the winter.

Lake Michigan Snow Tornado

Near Traverse City, this rare weather phenomenon occurred in Traverse Bay.

The Drive Across Lake Michigan

There was a crazy social media campaign to drive across a frozen Lake Michigan.

Our Frozen Great Lakes

Take a look from high above at the ice cover of the Inland Seas.

Michigan Tech's Snowman World Record

Need a snow world record broken? Look no further than Houghton, Michigan.

The Lawn |Mower Snow Blower

Only in Michigan. This would never happen in Arizona.

Lake Michigan Lighthouses in Winter

Lighthouses are a popular summer tourist attraction, but have you seen their beauty in winter?

Snowmobiling the Kal-Haven Trail

Here's another activity we generally think of during warmer months. Take a virtual tour of the Kal-Haven trail in winter.

I-94 in Van Buren County named Michigan's Worst Winter Road

You don't need science if you drive this highway with any regularity, particularly around Lawrence. We're looking at you, Exit 52.

10 The Ice Bridge to Canada

Thanks to Old Man Winter, Michigan added a new bridge to Canada.

11 Luge Kayaking - Michigan's New Winter Olympic Sport

We would totally do this. Check out luge kayaking.

12 The Lake Superior Ice Ship

The greatest and winteriest of the Great Lakes struck early and often this winter.

13 The First Snow of the Season at Kalamazoo Nature Center

Back when our winter was first beginning, we thought it was quaint to see a few flakes at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

14 The Winter That Never Ended

And then reality set in as we endured a winter nearly without end, including the coldest April in over 150 years.

BONUS VIDEO - Brookside Park in Otsego during the Winter of 2018