Snowmobiling Marquette

Snowmobiling Marquette County offers spectacular views, twisting curves and great fun throughout the winter. Utilize our trail maps and tips to plan your trip to the Michigan's spectacular Upper Peninsula! 

Did you know Marquette County has 500 miles of trails to explore? Plus the area has lots of restaurants and bars to stop for hot chocolate, beverages and meals along the way. There are also fun shops to explore while taking a break during your trips.  So start planning your trip today!

Planning our Snowmobiling Marquette Trip

We are planning a snowmobiling adventure from Marquette to Big Bay.  We are excited to embark on the outstanding Trail 14 that offers lots of curves, trees and jaw dropping overlooks. Picturesque mountain paths and cliff-top overlooks offer views of Lake Superior and Lake Independence.  Depending on how ambitious we are, we plan to ride into Baraga County to the highest point in the State of Michigan, Mount Arvon.   

The next day we plan on riding to Mount Marquette to check out the birdseye views of the city that stretches to Presque Isle.  Mount Marquette can be reached by accessing Trail 417. We will then continue on Trail 8 for more riding adventures.  The nice thing about staying in Marquette is that it is centrally located for numerous trails. Negaunee and Ishpeming also have restaurants and places to stop.

Trail Maps

Utilize this awesome trail map that includes handy information like gas stations and 360 photos. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources also offers this map.  These maps should help you while planning your snowmobiling Marquette trip. 

Trail Reports and Snow Depth Analysis

Here is a link to Marquette County Snowmobile Trail Report. We like to use these trail reports to check the status of the trails prior to leaving home.

This site is invaluable for determining up-to-date depth of snow at your snowmobiling destination.  Simply type in your city at the top of the screen.

Lodging in Marquette County

We plan to stay either at the Thunder Bay Inn or the Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast depending upon availability. Both sound really fascinating!  Thunder Bay Inn boasts Henry Ford stayed there while visiting the Big Bay automotive plant.  It was also the setting for the movie, "Anatomy of a Murder." 

Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is one of the few surviving resident lighthouses in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Plus visitors can climb to the lighthouse lantern!

  1. Traveling Michigan Home Page
  2.  ›
  3. Snowmobiling-Marquette

Sherry Trautman Bio Picture

About the Lead Author | Sherry Trautman

Thanks for stopping by!

Our Words of Wisdom: “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.”

"Sherry & Chris"

We're Sherry and Chris the founders of one of Michigan's most comprehensive and Top Travel Blogs!

    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "" A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

    In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

Sherry & Chris are at the Inn at Bay Harbor and looking out at the lake.
Read More About Us Here

Join our newsletter of Michigan Explorers!

Share Social

When you wish destinations came with a 30 second trailer so you can see what you’re getting yourself into.  

If you whine and are nice, IM us and we will tell you if you are truly screwed or not. 

Where Do You Want To Start Your Next Adventure?

Slickstream Search Box