Snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Trails are open December 1 through March 31
Weather Permitting

** Trails will open December 1st depending on the amount of snow on the trails.**

Let's get ready to ride!



Rental Snowmobiles in the Upper Peninsula

NOAA Snow Depth Map for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 


Food and Lodging on or near the trails, by County and Towns.

  • Alger (AuTrain, Christmas, Grand Marais, Hiawatha National Forest, Munising)
  • Baraga (Baraga, Huron Bay, L'Anse, Pelkie)
  • Chippewa (Barbeau, DeTour Village, Drummond Island, Hulbert, Paradise, Raco, Soo, Trout Lake)
  • Delta (Cooks, Escanaba, Garden Corners, Gladstone, Rapid River)
  • Dickinson (Foster City, Iron Mountain)
  • Gogebic (Watersmeet, Lake Gogebic, Bergland, Ironwood)
  • Houghton (Calumet, Chassell, Hancock, Houghton, South Range, Twin Lakes )
  • Iron (Crystal Falls, Gaastra, Iron River)
  • Keweenaw (Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor, Lac La Belle)
  • Luce (Deer Park, McMillan, Newberry)
  • Mackinac (Curtis, Gould City, Helmer, Naubinway, Manistique Lakes Area)
  • Marquette (Big Bay, Champion, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Republic)
  • Ontonagon (Greenland, Mass City, Ontonagon, Silver City)
  • Schoolcraft (Germfask, Gulliver, Hiawatha National Forest, Manistique, Seney, Thompson)

Permits, Rules and Regulations

for snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula.

Rental Snowmobiles in the Upper Peninsula

Snow Levels and Weather

Upper Peninsula Towns and Cities

Snowmobile Museum. Visit the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, W11595 Center Street, Naubinway, MI 49762. Phone: 906-477-6298. Michigan's First Snowmobile Museum contains an interesting collection of over 62 antique and vintage snowmobiles along with prototypes and memorabilia. Gift Shop with hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other unique items.

Snowmobile Trails in the Upper Peninsula.

Trail Conditions and Maps for the Upper Peninsula

Special Snowmobile Trips

* Note: Painesdale-Chassell Trail is still closed as ot 8/2012.
* The Chassell-Houghton Trail will be open for the winter of 2012-2013.
*Paradise Town Trail is open, but please stay on the trail and observe the 15 mph speed limit
* Chocolay Trail to Harvey is open but please stay on the trail and observe the speed limit or we will loose this trail.


 Additional information on Snowmobiling at the Michigan DNR Website

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Snowmobile photo by Gretchen

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