Top 10 Best Places to Snowmobile in Michigan


If you love to snowmobile or want to give it a try, here are some of the best snowmobile trails in the state of Michigan.

Last weekend I had family in town with my son and his older brother. We finally had enough snow to get the snowmobiles out.

When the snow fell last Wednesday and Thursday, I realized that by plowing there should be enough snow to get the sleds out of the barn. So after finishing the snow removal Thursday night, I thought about turning on the snowmobiles for the season.

Luckily the snowmobiles started quite easily which allowed me to make some trails for the kids to follow in the field behind my house.

After watching the family enjoy the outdoors on snowmobiles, it got me thinking, where might we go if we want to expand our driving pleasure.

There are some great snowmobile trails in Michigan so I thought I would list a list so you and I have some cool places to visit someday on the sleds.

1. Marquette

Marquette in the Upper Peninsula is the premier destination for snowmobilers in Michigan and surrounding states.

If you’re looking for trails to explore, Marquette has over 400 miles around. You won’t have to worry about whether there will be enough snow as the area receives on average around 150 inches of snow. These are not just any trails they are very well maintained so you have a great experience.

2. Gaylord

If you want to stay in the Lower Peninsula, Gaylord receives some of the biggest snows in the entire state averaging around 200 inches per year. Gaylord is the headquarters of the ‘Snow Lake Effect’.

There are approximately 500 miles of trails to enjoy. If you are an adventurer take trail 7 and you can go all the way to the top with this baby.

3. Sault Ste Marie

If you need speed, Sault Ste Marie is the place for you. Rather than a snowmobile trail, there is a circular trail you can take to find out how fast your sled will go.

It is also a place where you can see how fast professional snowmobilers can go in the International 500 race which is considered the Nascar of snowmobile racing.

There are also a lot of trails to hike in the area and Sault Ste Marie gets tons of snow.

4. Cheboygan

Cheboygan is on the north side of the Lower Peninsula. There are over 80 miles of groomed trails that run along the shores of Lake Huron. These trails also connect you to Gaylord if you are looking for an overnight excursion.

5. Paradise

You’ve heard Guns’ N Roses sing “Paradise City”, maybe they didn’t refer to Paradise, Michigan, but if you are a snowmobiler you may find it your paradise.

Paradise is located in the Upper Peninsula and is home to an extensive network of snowmobile trails. You can remove your sled from the trailer at your hotel and travel the city trails. This area is also home to Tahquamenon Falls State Park and the trails will get you there for a bonus.

6. Cadillac

Cadillac is a little closer to the Western Michigan area and offers over 200 miles of groomed trails. There are many other areas to explore that are not designed for those who like to make their own paths.

The Fred Meijer White Pines Trail State Park offers a 92 mile trail, but beware of cross country skiers and other cyclists using this trail.

7. Munising

Munising is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the UP. The area includes over 300 miles of trails that may require you to stop a lot to take photos of this natural wonderland.

The trails in Munising are very well maintained and are great trails to walk all season long.

8. The city of roses

Rose City has a great set of well-maintained trails with over 100 miles for you and your group to hike.

9. Allegan County

For those in western or southwestern Michigan, Allegan County offers up to 98 miles of groomed trails. You can walk along the banks of the Kalamazoo River to places like the Old Iron Bridge which was built in 1886.

10. New bison

Who said there are no good snowmobiles in the lower part of the state? New Buffalo has excellent, groomed, easy-to-access snowmobile trails. These trails run along the Indiana-Michigan border and pass through beautiful rural areas with plenty of places to refuel and take breaks.

These are just a few of the great places you can enjoy on your snowmobile in Michigan.

For those who want to stay closer to home, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Huron, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Sanilac and Van Buren all have great snowmobile trail possibilities. . Correct click here for locations near you.

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