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Snowmobiling in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula

Featured Regions For The Winter of 2012 / 2013

Cadillac, Michigan
Gaylord, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City
Drummond Island, Michigan
Drummond Island
Western U.P.
Western U.P.

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Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Western U.P.Trail ReportsWebcams

Western U.P. Snowmobile Lodging

Ironwood – Hurley LodgingMontreal Haus Rental – Montreal, WIClassic Motor Inn – IronwoodRed Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WIComfort Inn – Ironwood

Bessemer – Wakefield LodgingIndianhead Mountain ResortRegal Country InnWildernest Chalet I & II – WakefieldThe Bluffs Inn – BessemerBig Powderhorn Lodging AssociationWindsong Lodging – BessemerPowderhorn Northwoods Suite – BessemerSnowBlind Chalet 1-6Powder Hound Lodge

Lake Gogebic LodgingAJ’s Walleye LodgeThe Timbers ResortRoot Cellar ResortBear’s Nine Pines Resort

Watersmeet LodgingJay’s Resort

Ontonagon – Porcupine Mountains LodgingMountain View LodgesScott’s Superior InnSuperior ShoresPeterson’s Chalet CottagesRocky Shores Vacation HomePorcupine Lodge – White PineSunshine MotelA Cabin & A Cottage Up NorthKonteka ResortAmericInn of Silver CityA Beach Retreat Cottage

Alpine Snowmobile Rentals

Gaylord AreaTrail ReportsWebcams

Gaylord Snowmobile LodgingRay’s Retreat Country InnPine Cone AccommodationsThe Waters InnTreetops Resortand more…

Gaylord Snowmobile RentalsAlpine Snowmobile RentalsDerMiner’s Parkside Market Snowmobile RentalsGaylord Dining

Harbor Springs AreaTrail Reports

Harbor Springs Snowmobile LodgingTrout Creek Condominium Resort

Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals

Traverse City AreaTrail Reports

Traverse City LodgingHonor Motel – HonorBayshore ResortPointes North Beachfront Resort HotelCherry Tree Inn and SuitesLake ‘N Pines LodgeCrystal Mountain Resort & Spaand more…

Traverse City Snowmobile RentalsBlue Sky Snowmobile Rentals

Traverse City DiningPeegeo’sRanch Rudolf

Latest News & Specials

Traverse City – Feb. 2

Gaylord – January 26

Cadillac – February 2

Lake Gogebic – February 2

Traverse City Trail Photo – Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals – February 22, 2012
13 sled guided your with Atlas today. Great group outing. Good times had by all. Trails getting a little thin but still ridable. Off trail seasonal roads and power lines were good. Thanks again to Atlas for coming to ride our trails. – Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals

Cadillac / Baldwin – January 13

Benzie County – 01/13

Benzie County Photo – Honor Motel – February 27, 2011
February 27: We did get some surprise snow on Saturday night and the Starlight Riders took advantage of it. They headed out on the trails one more time Sunday morning before heading home. Word is, the snowmobile trail conditions are not bad, not too bad at all! – Photo courtesy of

Ontonagon Trail Photos – February 7, 2011
Art Davidson, experienced Yooper snowmobiler and one of the most popular guests of Scotts Superior Inn, takes a trip on the snowmobile trails of Ontonagon and the Western U.P. – They are calling for cold temps and snow all this week, Now is the time to to do some great riding. Check out Scotts Superior […]

G.L.A.S.S. Vintage Snowmobile Race – Drummond Island – March 3 & 4, 2012
The G.L.A.S.S. (Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series) features vintage single cylinder lemans style enduro snowmobile races in Northern Michigan with laps ranging from 150-250 in length. A crowd favorite on Drummond Island! Admission $15 – 2-day pass, $10 1-day pass, 12 yrs & under – FREE FRIDAY March 2nd EVENT SCHEDULE: 6-9 p.m. EARLY REGISTRATION […]

MSXRA – Newberry Snow X Race – February 12, 2011
We again start in Newberry on Saturday February 12th and want to thank our host the Zellar family and the Village of Newberry. Newberry is one of Michigans’ favorite snowmobile communities and is home to some of the earliest snow in the state. The Newberry Snow X is presented by Newberry Area Tourism Association, Zellar’s […]

Traverse City Photo – Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals – 02/02
Even the rental guy has to get out and play when it’s deep! – Photo courtesy of

Lake Gogebic – January 22, 2011
Lake Gogebic – January 22, 2011 – Lake Gogebic with a snow squall coming in – Photo Courtesy of Gary Sass via Western U.P. Bureau – Photo courtesy of Western U.P. Bureau

Western U.P. Trail Photos – Winter 2010/11
Click on Photo For Slideshow View… Lake Gogebic – January 22, 2011 Lake Gogebic – January 22, 2011 – Lake Gogebic with a snow squall coming in – Photo Courtesy of Gary Sass via Western U.P. Bureau – Photo courtesy of Western U.P. Bureau Western U.P. Snowmobile Trail – Winter of 20101-11 – Photo Courtesy […]

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association 19th Annual Fun Runs & Rally – Jan 28 & 29, 2011
The Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association 19th Annual Fun Runs & Rally is only 3 days away. The Rally is Jan 28th & 29th at DonDee Lanes. Registration opens at noon on Friday and runs to 7pm, then reopens Sat 8am-10am. Completed fun run cards need to be returned to the DonDee by 6pm on […]

Traverse City Trail Photo – Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals – 01/24
Trails are great. Another great day of riding. The trails were perfect and off trail …. Deep ! Come on up and ride. We are at the seasons best thus far. Bring some buddies up and rent a couple sleds this week. – Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals

Ranch Rudolf – On The Trail Lodging near Traverse City
The historical Ranch Rudolf will take you back in time with it’s “Way Out West” feel as you drive through the main entrance. WINTER LODGING SPECIAL: Book Friday and Saturday nights and get either Thurs. or Sun. 1/2 off. Our room rates also includes breakfast, Fri, Sat or Sun. mornings. All of our motel rooms […]

Wolf Lake Motel & Resort – Baldwin Area
The Wolf Lake Motel & Resort – ATV & Snowmobile Rentals , is a Lakeside resort on beautiful Wolf Lake, in Lake County, Northern Michigan, where customer satisfaction is our goal. We are located 7 miles north of Baldwin Michigan on M-37. Situated in the heart of the Manistee National Forest in Lake County. Lake […]

Ray’s Retreat Country Inn – Direct Access to the Gaylord Snowmobile Trails
Ray’s Retreat Country Inn is the perfect spot for your northern Michigan vacation. Located on Old 27 South just a few miles south of Gaylord, MI you are at the center of numerous recreational and vacation destinations. The 17-unit motel has clean rooms with in-room refrigerators, coffee, microwaves, cable TV and air conditioning. Non-smoking and […]

Pine Cone Accommodations – “Check-In and Ride” Snowmobile Lodging – Gaylord
  WINTER SPECIALS: Contact our office today to Book Your Stay! (866) 731-1887 The Gaylord Area boasts countless recreational opportunities, be it golf, skiing, hiking, fly fishing, canoeing, or snowmobiling. When you visit our beautiful north country, why not treat yourself to the comfort and relaxation of one of our vacation rental properties. Pine Cone […]

Trout Creek Condominium Resort – Harbor Springs
Up North Made Easy. Make us your New Family Tradition Trout Creek is located in the heart of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest. Nubs Nob Ski Resort and Boyne Highlands are all within 1 mile. We also offer a FREE Shuttle to and from Nubs Nob daily between December 26 – January […]

Honor Motel – Benzie County
Our classic “Mom & Pop” establishment offers traditional Motel lodging with a personal touch. You will find 16 clean, comfortable and modern rooms with all the amenities in a beautiful small town country setting. All rooms include: * Air Conditioning * Smoke – FREE * Cable TV w/remote * In-Room Coffee * Refrigerator and Microwave […]

The Waters Inn – Gaylord Area
Just off I-75 at Exit 270 on Old US-27, the Waters Inn is The Peaceful Alternative, with access to everything the Gaylord area has to offer, without the traffic, noise and neon. On the snowmobile trail, and a nine iron from dozens of lakes and golf courses.Ten Exclusive Themed Rooms, with in room phones, refrigerators, […]

DerMiner’s Parkside Resort – On Snowmobile Trail #7 in Gaylord
EARLY SEASON SPECIAL Take advantage of lower rates until just before Christmas Week. Two Bedroom / One Bath Cabin – Rates: $99 per night weekday and $125 per night weekend. Sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Full kitchen with cookware, dishes and small appliances. Two-car garages available for trailer, sleds and gear. A wonderful getaway awaits you […]

Bayshore Resort
Our Victorian style hotel is nestled on the sandy beach of Michigan’s West Grand Traverse Bay and offers the best of all you love about Traverse City – a great waterfront location and only a stroll away from the charm of downtown Traverse City, with its diverse dining, shopping and nightlife. Our accommodations include Bayfront […]

Lake ‘N Pines Lodge – Sled -N- Treads Package
Located in Grand Traverse County with some of the best snowmobiling trails, restaurants and scenery in the state. We offer a unique opportunity to not only take to the trails but enjoy special amenities to make this your best winter getaway ever. Only 15 minutes from Downtown Traverse City! Our Sled -N- Treads package will […]

Treetops Resort
5 miles east of Gaylord – 243 luxurious accommodations, including standard rooms, deluxe suites, condominiums and resort homes. Two indoor / two outdoor pools with spas, two restaurants, sports bar, over 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space, 81 holes of championship golf including designs by Robert Trent Jones, Tom Fazio, and Rick Smith, […]

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites – Traverse City – Spectacular Snowmobile Package
This winter is supposed to be a good Michigan winter, that is, if you like snow! If you are a snow connoisseur, you’ll enjoy our Spectacular Snowmobile Package. This package will include your choice of snowmobile(s) from Blue Sky Rentals and clean, comfortable – and may we mention discounted – rooms at the Cherry Tree. […]

Shanty Creek Resorts – Bellaire
Shanty Creek Resorts’ Up North Michigan hospitality is legendary. Our three distinct villages within 4,500 acres of pristine landscapes are surrounded by golf courses, ski mountains and spectacular views of Lake Bellaire. Enjoy our complimentary shuttle service to experience the whole resort, and to nearby downtown Bellaire. Jordan Valley Snowmobile Trails Blue Sky Rentals is […]

Crystal Mountain Resort – Benzie County
Year-round resort with accommodations ranging from hotel rooms to resort homes. Featuring 36 holes of golf, downhill and x-c skiing, conferences, dining, pools & fitness center, golf schools, kids programs, mountain biking, kayaking, tennis, ski school, NASTAR, sleighrides. Home to Michigan Legacy Art Park. SNOWMOBILE RENTALS Crystal Mountain is surrounded by miles of northern Michigan […]

Beachfront Hotel – Houghton Lake
Stay at this Houghton Lake hotel nestled on the shore of Michigan’s largest inland lake and enjoy numerous recreation opportunities. Swimming, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing is all available to you. In the winter months you are close to snow-skiing, cross country skiing and groomed snowmobile trails. All rooms have refrigerators, coffee pots, […]

Spider Lake Retreat
Four Season Getaway for Family Fun or Business. Regardless of the season Spider Lake Retreat is a perfect vacation destination. Located on the beautiful and peaceful setting of Spider Lake, we offer year-round accommodations and easy access to many outdoor activities for your family getaway, social group gathering or business function. You have exclusive use […]

Harold’s Resort – Spider Lake
Harold’s Resort is located on a private peninsula, surrounded by Spider Lake on three sides. Six log cabins and one “Honeymoon Cottage” are located on our little piece of heaven. It’s blissfully quiet, private and very secluded… it’s PERFECT! Our newest additions are private hot tubs on the screened-in porches of cabins #4 & #5 […]

Holiday Inn – West Bay
Nestled on a pristine sugar-sand beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Traverse City Holiday Inn West Bay Hotel offers a perfect combination of area attractions and amenities. Our convenient location within walking distance to downtown Traverse City, shopping, nightlife, art galleries, and restaurants, in addition to several parks, public beaches and the Hagerty […]

Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast
The “Award winning” cozy and relaxing Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast is just a stone’s throw from Torch Lake, the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world! We are minutes away from all your favorite outdoor activities like skiing or snowboarding at Shanty Creek or snowshoeing the hiking trails of the Grass River Natural Area […]

Camelot Inn – Elk Rapids
The Camelot Inn is within minutes of all of the area’s recreation and entertainment offerings—winery tours, golf courses, casino gaming, skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, farm markets, dining and concerts. We’re just 20 minutes from Traverse City, but worlds away from the hustle and bustle—an enclave of quiet relaxation in the middle of everything. […]

All Seasons Resort – Kalkaska
Our resort features: * Heated indoor pool & hot tub * Complimentary continental breakfast bar * Fitness room * Game room * Meeting facility * Free local calls * Satellite TV with premium movies * Non smoking rooms * 24 hour coffee station * 62 rooms including suites and kitchenettes * Group rates All Seasons […]

Alpine Snowmobile Rentals – Gaylord
Ride The Snow In Northern Michigan Don’t miss out on the winter fun in Northern Michigan this year. Alpine Snowmobile Rentals can get you out on the 300+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the Gaylord area with a high performance Skidoo snowmobile. Rental Machines Available are: Skidoo Heated handgrips and heated thumbs Electric Start […]

DerMiner’s Parkside Market Snowmobile Rentals
Snowmobile Rental for the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan at DerMiner’s Parkside Market in Gaylord, Michigan. ARCTIC CAT F-570 F 5 LXR Liquid single person snowmobiles ARCTIC CAT T570, 2-Person Snowmobile. Complete Snowmobile Outfitter – Rental helmets, snowmobile suits, and trailers are also available Try the awesome ARCTIC CAT F- 570 or the F-5 LXR […]

Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals
The Snowmobile Rental Experts for Northern Michigan! Blue Sky Rentals, Inc. is the premier Traverse City snowmobile rental outfitter. Sled the pristine trails of northern Michigan in style on our new and late model Polaris and Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Rentals are easy to pick-up and drop off at our Traverse City staging area at Peegeo’s, […]

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