Michigan is a winter wonderland through many of the cold months and it has over 6,500 groomed trails that are perfect for snowmobiles. It is one of the most extensive systems of trails in the country, many of which are interconnected. The terrain is diverse and goes through both state and national forests. You can go across up to 11,000 different frozen lakes to make the adventure even more thrilling. There are a lot of options in terms of places to start a snow mobile adventure in Michigan. Here are a few options.
Northern Michigan has plenty of winter fun available with over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile riding trails. This area has snowmobile rentals available so you don’t have to take your own ride along with you, if it’s too much trouble. The trees are tall and gorgeous and the trails are long and inviting!
Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area
Boyne City has a 300-acre nature preserve that has hiking, mountain biking, and many other pleasures. During the winter months, you can skate, sled, snowshoe, and even snowmobile. The preserve is pristinely cared for in a natural way so nothing is disturbed but the paths themselves. There are new additions regularly and you might even find a few left over berries along the way.
Houghton Lake Trails
The largest inland lake has 22,000 acres of fishing fun during the warmer months. In the winter, it is a winter wonderland for snow mobilers. You can snowmobile along the lake and enjoy the long distance views or look the other direction to enjoy trees and homes that have popped up around the lake.
Wilderness State Park Trails
Ride around the 10,000-acre Carp Lake with 26 miles of shoreline views. Trails break off from there and you can go by rustic cabins and other sites that you certainly don’t get to see everyday.
White Fawn Lake Trails
This area is just 11 miles south of Munising in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are a lot of cabins around the lake so you can park your snowmobile right outside where you are staying to interrupt your ride for as little time as possible when you need a break.
This trail runs from the U.S. Forest Service visitor center to Land O’Lakes in Wisconsin. The trail goes cross-country through beaver ponds, forests, open areas, and clear cuts. You get every type of view possible and can enjoy a beautiful ride on a clear day.
Wetzel State Recreation Area
You can do a little of everything at this New Haven location. There are plenty of activities available, but the snowmobile paths are the best. You can’t camp here, but there are 900 acres of trails to enjoy for as long as you are in the area.
The perfect snowmobile trails are waiting for you in Michigan. With natural beauty, exhilarating rides are just around the corner. Load up your sled or rent one when you get there and you will have plenty of entertainment for the entire stay.