Gogebic area features hundreds of miles of connecting
trails though our pristine forests for snowmobilers
to enjoy. For the last 10 years the Lake Gogebic
area has received an average of 200 inches of snow.
For two of the last three years annual snowfall has
reached record depths of over 300 inches. This heavy
snowfall gives you, the rider, the very best conditions
Whether you are looking for family fun, a weekend getaway,
or overnighters, the Lake Gogebic area has it all.
Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties, located in the Western
Upper Peninsula of Michigan, are the best-kept secrets
in the Midwest. Snowmobilers are welcome with open arms
to the breathtaking splendor of this winter wonderland.
The panoramic view of this vast wilderness, covered
with Mother Natures winter blanket of snow, is
This is where the snow is so white, clean and pure;
sunlight shining through the broken crust of a footprint
will be crystal blue. The waterfalls are a tribute to
natures winter creativity. The snowmobile trails
are groomed with the state-ofthe-art equipment
and located in the areas most accommodating for snowmobilers.
A variety of services await you in the Lake Gogebic
area. Everything for snowmobiling enjoyment, form
sales and service of your sled, to snowmobile
rentals. The Lake Gogebic area lodging
accommodations are modern, clean, comfortable
and you will be welcomed. Food is available, reasonable
and served with the hungry snowmobiler in mind
and along the trails you will find many restaurants
Lake Gogebic is centrally located so it can be used
as a hub for your snowmobile activity in either Ontonagon
or Gogebic Counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Whether you are looking for family fun, a weekend getaway
or overnighters the Lake Gogebic area has it all. The
trails offer winding forest trails, scenic overlooks,
railroad grades, bridges, hills, lakes, cedar swamps,
and logging roads - all in a days ride. It is fun to
be able to ride for several days and not see the same
scenery two times in the same day.
CLICK HERE for current snowmobiling trail condition reports
Western U.P. Convention & Visitor Bureau!
HERE to order a Ontonagon & Gogebic Counties,
MI snowmobile trail map.
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city, state and zipcode for mailing purposes)
Snowmobile, ATV & Boat
Rentals, Sales & Service
P.O. Box 185
Bergland, MI 49910
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Few Snowmobiling Trips in the Lake Gogebic Area
There are many loops in the Western Upper Peninsula
of Michigan waiting to be explored and enjoyed by all.
Most snowmobilers enjoy their loop de jour (loop of
the day), which may range from just a few miles, such
as riding the perimeter of Lake Gogebic to a loop of
several hundred miles.
Lake Gogebic to Iron River & Iron Mountain
to Lake Gogebic (overnight) - Take Lake Gogebic
Trail 1 or 13 south to Trail 2. Go east to Watersmeet,
through Iron River and on to Iron Mountain. Stay overnight
in Iron Mountain approximately 130 miles. Leave Iron
Mountain heading north on Trail 5, then east on Trail
16 to Crystal Falls where you head north on Trail
111 to Trail 15 north to Trail 8 and go west through
Kenton, Bruce Crossing, Ewen and Bergland approximately
You may shorten this trip by staying over at Iron
River. That would make it approximately 86 miles the
first day. Leaving Iron River you would backtrack
west, 6 miles on Trail 2 and go north on Trail 15
to Trail 8 and go west through Kenton, Bruce Crossing,
Ewen and back to Bergland. Approximately 95 miles.
This is an easy ride.
Lake Gogebic to Copper Harbor & Back to Lake
Gogebic (Overnight) - Take Lake Gogebic Trail
1 or 13 and north on Trail 13 out of Bergland to Rockland
and Greenland. Pick up Trail 3 (Bill Nichols Trail)
to Houghton. Follow trail 3 to Trail 132 and into
Copper Harbor approximately 175 miles. Follow the
same route back. This is a very picturesque trip and
includes the three Firesteel Bridges and the bridge
Lake Gogebic into Wisconsin and Return (day
trip) - Take Lake Gogebic Trail 1 or 13 south to Trail
2 east to Watersmeet. Go south on Trail 3 to Land'
O Lakes west on Trail 6 (Wisconsin) and follow signs
to Bents Camp for lunch. Back out to Trail 6, which
turns into Trail 15 west to Presque Isle. Go north
on Trail 1 back to Michigan, Marenisco and on to Lake
Gogebic. The entire trip is approximately 100 miles.
Lake Gogebic to Lake of the Clouds and Return
(day trip) - Take Lake Gogebic Trail 1 north to Silver
City then west to the Porcupine Mountains and Lake
of the Clouds. On the way back down from Lake of the
Clouds pick up Trail 11 south to Trail 8 and Wakefield.
Go west on Trail 2 to Marenisco and north on Trail
1 back to Lake Gogebic (approximately 115 miles)
These are just some suggestions but the possibilities
are endless. Be sure to pick up trail maps at any area
resort or gas station and check trail conditions before
you go. The mileage may vary depending on possible trail
re-routing. We want you to enjoy your visit with us.
A visit to the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan is
like giving candy to a baby for the first time. Once
you have tried it, you will forever feel young and always
come back for more.