The opportunities to experience a pure Michigan snow day are endless,
and a day on a snowmobile is a perfect way to explore the winter scenery.

With more than 6,500 groomed snowmobile trails that stretch from the Keweenaw Peninsula all the way down to Michigan’s southern border, there is plenty of opportunity for a snowmobile adventure.

Along the way you can speed across frozen lakes, wind through forests and stop in snowmobile-friendly communities for a hot meal and good company. Start with some of the trails below suggested by fellow members.

1Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

A journey on a snowmobile across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula should be on every snowmobile enthusiast’s bucket list. There are more than 3,000 miles of groomed trails in the U.P. alone, featuring epic views. Get a new perspective on destinations like Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or make your way to Eben Ice Caves or Grand Island Ice Caves to explore this unique destination.

2White Pine Trail

Cadillac has a trail system with over 200 miles of groomed trails. Trails include the White Pine Trail at Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park. The trail is 92 miles long with an 88-mile section open from Cadillac to Grand Rapids.

-Jeff Dorr, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op

3Thumbs Up Snowmobile Trail

Sanilac County has around 100 miles of groomed trails, all on private land. Enjoy the “Thumbs Up Snowmobile Trail” and take in the beauty of an eastern Michigan winter!
Be sure to visit the Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve and the picturesque Port Sanilac Lighthouse.

-Calvin Foster, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative

4Grand Marais

Check out the Grand Marais area. The groomers
do a wonderful job keeping the trails clear. This trail features wonderful trails and sights all around.

-Ivana Enright, Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association

5Northeast Michigan and Presque Isle

Northeast Michigan, Presque Isle and the adjoining county trails have a lot of well groomed trails.

-John Houk, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op

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  1. We have just launched Groomed Trail at the Novi Snow Show, which is a new interactive trail mapping solution, where you can build, save and share routes on those samed trails that are mentioned above. Users can update trail conditions and reports themselves, with the intent to provide more frequent uodates. The site is free to use and works well on mobile devices. We invite you to check it out and use it as a tool for planning your next snowmobile trip.

  2. Thumbs up trail system has not been open in years . and they kinda suck dont waste your time.

  3. J & bs bar & grill, Vienna ,mi. At the beginning of snowmobile trail #50, fresh certified angus beef seasoned and charbroiled to order to any temp. You desire, with a choice of all American, bacon blue, olive burger, portabella swiss, or anything you wish to create. Served on a brioche bun, simply worth the effort to get there and enjoy one made your way.

  4. J&B’s Bar & Grill, Vienna Corners, MI. Best burger, best owners, best wait staff … Simply The Best!

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