The Keweenaw’s 233 miles of snowmobile trails between Toivola and the tip of the peninsula take the rider across the Portage Lift Bridge (use the bottom portion, not the canal) and north to Copper Harbor through some of the most scenic areas of the Upper Peninsula. Side trails and loops to Freda, Lake Linden, Gay, Eagle River & Eagle Harbor, Lac La Belle, Keweenaw Point or Brockway Mountain offer a variety of scenery and terrain from deep forests to scenic overlooks to Lake Superior shoreline. There’s something for everyone here – Come on UP!
Trails are groomed on a daily basis, sometimes twice a day, by our fleet of 5 state-of-the-art groomers to ensure your snowmobiling experience is a great one! All trails are 10 to 16 feet wide and clearly identified. Lodging, restaurants, service stations and refreshment spots are located on, or just a short drive from, the trails. Snowmobile trails are managed by Keweenaw Snowmobile Club. Updated trail conditions are available daily on our Trail Conditions page. Trails open on December 1 and are groomed through March 31, weather and conditions permitting.
What Will You Need?
If you are from out of state you may be wondering what you need in order to legally ride your snowmobile in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Here are a few helpful bits of information to make sure you not only enjoy our trails but do so legally.
1. If the snowmobile is owned by a nonresident, before operation in Michigan, a snowmobile must display a valid registration from the operator’s home state or province, or be registered in Michigan.
2. A person who desires to operate a snowmobile in this state shall obtain a snowmobile trail permit sticker. The snowmobile trail permit sticker shall be valid for a period of one year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year.
3. The trail permit sticker shall be permanently affixed to the forward half of the snowmobile directly above or below the headlight.
4. Snowmobile trail permits are available from snowmobile dealers, DNR offices and retail license agents throughout Michigan. The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to offer this service to you.
5. All persons operating or riding on a snowmobile must wear a Department of Transportation approved crash helmet.
6. All snowmobiles must display a lighted head-light and taillight at all times during operation. However, the headlight shall not be covered with a lens cap of any color.
For more information about snowmobiling in Michigan visit the Michigan DNR website.
All information listed above is directly taken from the Michigan DNR.
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Snowmobile Trails of the Keweenaw Peninsula