Lake Gogebic, Michigan

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Are you still searching for snowmobile nirvana? Your search is over because the Lake Gogebic area really does have it all. When you visit Michigan’s biggest inland lake you will find big snow, great trails, stunning scenery and outstanding services.

Average snowfall for Lake Gogebic is more than 200 inches per winter. Riding season starts on December 1 and often continues into April. The best riding conditions are usually in March when temperatures are a bit warmer, trail traffic is lighter and more wildlife can be seen.

Staying at Lake Gogebic is a very strategic move because this area is the hub for almost 2,000 miles of trails in the western Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin area. This allows you to ride out in almost any direction for a nice long day trip, a multi-day tour or just to enjoy a few miles with the kids on the local trail loops. Furthermore, the variety of riding on more than 150 miles of local trails means that you won’t get bored with them, either. Arrow-straight and almost flat rail-bed running contrasts with logging-road riding and tight, twisty trails that worm their way through the forests and cedar swamps. And then there’s the thrill of blasting across the ice on 18-mile-long Lake Gogebic itself. These trails will carry you over hills and through valleys, across multiple small streams and rolling rivers, provide access to majestic vistas, and eventually lead you right to the door steps of many outstanding area businesses that are absolutely delighted to serve snowmobiling customers.

You’ll find a wide variety of quality lodging ranging from resorts and motels to rental homes and cabins. And great dining opportunities abound. Snowmobile sales, service and rentals are readily available, along with Michigan trail permits and after-snowmobiling recreation.

Lake Gogebic Trails, Inc. operates a trio of Pisten Bully tractors to keep area trails in tip top shape, grooming 24/7 when weather and snow conditions permit, and providing accurate, up-to-the-minute trail reports from the groomers themselves at MSASnow.org. Please consider becoming a Lake Gogebic Trails sponsor because the more you help, the better your riding conditions will be.

So no matter how you look at it, the Lake Gogebic area has it all for snowmobilers. For the latest trail reports, call 888/464-3242 or visit lakegogebicarea.com for more information.