Lake Gogebic Snowmobiling
Using the Lake Gogebic area as your hub for snowmobiling is the perfect idea. There are many different choices for lodging such as resorts, motels, cabins, private home rentals, to make your Lake Gogebic snowmobiling adventure complete. Gasoline is always available.
Within our 151 miles of groomed trails and adjacent areas (different grooming clubs) there is some spectacular scenery.
There are the Porcupine Mountains that border Lake Superior. A must see in this area is Lake of the Clouds. There is a snowmobile trail up to the viewing area. Once you reach the area you overlook a big valley with a river running through it that empties into a large lake.
There are quite a few waterfalls in the area that can be reached by snowmobile. Probably the biggest and most popular is Bond Falls. There is a pathway to the bottom that can be hiked on for your photographs. This is a nice way to stretch your legs and to get off of your snowmobile for awhile.
Not far from the Lake Gogebic area is a railroad bridge that is 85 feet above the river below that is part of the snowmobile trail in that area. There is a parking area on each end of the bridge so that you can walk out on the bridge for photos.
And don’t pass up the mini Grand Canyon that is on the snowmobile trail between Sidnaw and Mass City. This is about 60 miles from Lake Gogebic.
Lake Gogebic itself is 15 miles in length. Along the west shore of the lake is where most riders go and this area is the most packed down and smooth. This is a good area to let your machine stretch its’ legs. Only do so on a clear day and be most careful of natural and man made hazards. Michigan law states that you must be 100 feet clear from all ice shacks.
From Lake Gogebic there are some great places to eat. A few places have breakfast and they all have lunch and dinner. On Lake Gogebic itself there are 3 restaurants. And within 30 miles from Lake Gogebic there are an additional 10. One restaurant has a monthly seafood buffet. Many of them have pizzas done their special way. And don’t forget the prime rib on Saturday nights.
If your snowmobile needs repair or service, there are 2 repair facilities right on Lake Gogebic. There are 2 additional facilities one 30 miles east of Lake Gogebic and the other 30 miles west. Between these four they can service Ski Doo, Yamaha, Artic Cat and Polaris. If your sled breaks down on the trail and you need it towed or hauled somewhere, there is an individual on Lake Gogebic who does this.
Polaris and Ski Doo snowmobiles can be rented in the immediate area also at 2 locations. You can leave your car in their parking lots, rent all of the clothing from them and be out on the trails before you know it.
Lodging ranges from a basic nice clean motel room to a luxurious home with all budgets in between to fit everyones’ needs. All of the homes and motels are right on a snowmobile trail or have direct access. All of these facilities have plenty of trailer parking. And don’t forget to check out the many resorts in the area. Some have restaurants right on the property.
Grooming is done most every night and sometimes during the day. You can see what trails have been groomed and how long ago they were groomed by obtaining the app Groomer Tracker. Since most members of the grooming staff are volunteers, give the groomer drivers a big thumbs up when you pass them or buy them a cup of coffee when you see them in a local restaurant.
The trails are well marked with mileage signs and maps are available in all local businesses for a $3.00 donation. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions from a bartender, business owner, server or even a passing car. We are here to make your stay pleasant and your journey memorable.
With our average snowfall of 200 inches, come up and stay with us. We can’t wait to meet you.