Lake Gogebic, Michigan


The famous Lake Gogebic area welcomes you to the land of big snow, great trails, stunning scenery and outstanding services. It’s everything any snowmobiler could ever want, and more.

When you stay at Lake Gogebic, you can ride out in almost any direction for a day trip or a multi-day tour, or just enjoy the local trails. That’s because Lake Gogebic is the hub for lake-gogebic-for-vgalmost 2,000 miles of trails in the western Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin area. Average snowfall is over 200 inches per winter. Riding season officially runs from December 1 to March 31, but can often continue into April with this kind of big snow accumulation. Often the best riding is found in March when traffic is lighter, temperatures are a bit warmer and more wildlife can be observed.

The variety of riding on the more than 150 miles of local trails in the immediate Lake Gogebic area means that you won’t get tired of the same old thing, either. With arrow-straight and almost flat railroad grades contrasting with tight and twisty pathways through the forests, not to mention ice running on 18-mile long Lake Gogebic itself, these trails offer access to majestic vistas as they take you over hills and through valleys, cross multiple small streams and rolling rivers, allow loop rides to many places, and eventually lead right to the door steps of many outstanding area businesses who are absolutely delighted to serve snowmobiling customers. These businesses provide a wide variety of quality lodging and dining opportunities, snowmobile sales and service, rental sleds, Michigan trail permits, after-snowmobiling recreation and a wide variety of other goods and services.

Gogebic Area Grooming, 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, with accurate trail reports by the groomers themselves available at Please consider becoming a Gogebic Area Grooming sponsor because the more you help, the better your ride will be.

No matter how you look at it, the Lake Gogebic area has it all for snowmobilers. Isn’t it time you gave this area a try? For trail reports and other information, call 888/464-3242 or visit