Michigan Named One Of The Best States For Snowmobiling
In preparation for winter, Outdoors recently shared the ten best places in the country for snowmobiling, and Michigan was featured on their list.
“There is perhaps no thrill greater than climbing aboard a snowmobile and hearing that engine turn over waiting for you to hit the throttle,” they said. Snowmobiling is one of the most unique (and thrilling) ways to cruise through powder-covered hills or frozen fields. It combines the fun of an extreme sport with the intake of nature.
Overall, the Midwest fared quite well in Outdoors’ report highlighting great snowmobiling areas. Locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota were also highlighted for the great terrain. In Michigan, the best part of the state to snowmobile has over 3,000 of the state’s 6,5000 miles of groomed trails.
The “U.P.” prepares for its snowmobiling adventure activities and opens most of its trails for four months out of the year. It is quite common to find adventure-seekers heading to the U.P. from December through March. Part of what makes this region so snowmobile-friendly is the fact that it receives a high volume of snow. Bordering three of the Great Lakes certainly contributes to that condition as they keep the area cold.
Furthermore, snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula also gets its own celebratory weekend. Typically, in mid-February, there is a two-day stretch where guests are able to snowmobile for free (last year, it was February 11-12).
UPTravel has highlighted some of the best snowmobiling rides in this Michigan area. They suggest trekking out to see any of the historic lighthouses. In addition, you can snowmobile to an area that provides a more all-encompassing excursion. “Another thrill is parking your snowmobile and hiking back to see the power of nature frozen in time,” they say.
Polaris recently unveiled its snowmobile lineup for 2024. It includes “mountain, crossover, trail, sport utility, and wide track sleds.” Their lineup this year includes top-of-the-line vehicles that can brave any condition.
For more information on the best snowmobiling in Michigan, you can visit the state website that outlines the top resources and information areas.
Michigan Has One of the Best Winter Getaways in the U.S.