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Snowmobiling in Marquette

near Superior Stay Hotel

Are you looking to take off for a weekend snowmobiling adventure? Snowmobiling in Marquette is a lot of fun. You drive over white blankets of snow as far as you can see. You can share or have your Snowmobile and satisfy any adrenalin junkie by going at your speed for miles. The Superior Stay hotel is located near some of the best snowmobile trails. Winter activities in the area include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more. Michigan Snowmobile Trails are open from December 1st – March 31st.

Best Places for Snowmobiling

near Superior Stay Hotel

Marquette County is home to vast trails containing six groomed trails and some of the best Pure Michigan snowfall you will find! The nearby area has lots of restaurants and bars to stop for hot chocolate, beverages, and meals along the way.

Trail 14

Distance: 26 miles | Time: 29 min

Trail 14 from Big Bay to Marquette is groomed and in good to excellent condition. It offers lots of curves, trees, making it a perfect place for snowmobiling in Marquette area. Trail 14 that offers lots of curves, trees, and jaw-dropping overlooks. Picturesque mountain paths and cliff-top overlooks Lake Superior and Lake Independence views.

Al Quaal Recreation Area

Distance: 16 miles | Time: 24 min

Ishpeming is the location to begin your snowmobiling adventure. The Central west UP town of Ishpeming is located in the west of Marquette County and Snowmobile friendly.

Mt. Marquette

Distance: 3.5 miles | Time: 8 min

Head out to Marquette Mountain to view the Birdseye views of the city that stretches to Presque Isle. Marquette Mountain can be reached by accessing Trail 417, then continuing on Trail 8 for more riding adventures during winter. The unique thing about staying in Marquette is that it is centrally located for numerous trails.

Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Distance: 13 miles | Time: 19 min

The Iron ore heritage trail is a 47-mile, multi-use trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Those who like to Snowmobile or wander around the city will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.

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What to carry and wear?

  • Helmet: It is advised to wear a helmet with a visor that has anti-fog properties and UV protection since sun UV rays on snow can be very harmful.
  • Add Layers: You should wear essential items such as Insulated gloves, thermal layers, thick wool socks, snow boots, a scarf, and waterproof outerwear.
  • Lotions: Do not forget to wear and carry lip balm and lotion to protect your skin from chapping in the wind and cold temperatures.
  • Navigation: A map of the area, a compass, and binoculars, in addition to your GPS unit.
  • Trail permit sticker: The State of Michigan requires that anyone who operates a snowmobile in the state shall purchase a Michigan snowmobile trail permit sticker.

Where to buy the equipment?

Munising Snowmobile Rentals – 53 mins (48mile) away from Superior Stay Hotel
E10160 M-28, Wetmore, MI 49895
Munising Snowmobile Rentals is snowmobiling headquarters in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. There are hundreds of miles of groomed trails that can be accessed directly from here. They also have daily rentals of the new model Ski-Doo Snowmobiles.

Marquette Powersports – 13 mins (8.3mile) away from Superior Stay Hotel
241 US-41, Negaunee, MI 49866
Marquette Powersports is a Powersports and marine dealer in Negaunee, located in Marquette, MI. They have a wide variety of snowmobile models along with a large selection of new models.

Adventure Centre Arctic Cat – 13 mins (8mile) away from Superior Stay Hotel
892 Co Rd 480, Marquette, MI 49855
Adventure Centre Arctic Cat is located directly on Trail 8, which stretches from Sault Ste Marie in the east to Ironwood in the west. You can shop all inventory at their upper Michigan dealership, including used Powersports vehicles.