Four Day Snowmobiling Itinerary
Four Days, Three Nights of Snowy Fun
The Porcupine Mountains area is the Upper Peninsula’s best destination for a snowmobiling getaway.
If you’re a snowmobiler looking for a great winter getaway, look no further than the Porcupine Mountains. Heavy snowfall and thousands of miles of trails attract snowmobilers to the Porcupine Mountains and the surrounding area. You’ll find a number of lodging, dining, retail and refueling options in the Porcupine Mountains—everything you need for a great getaway.
For a couple, the estimated cost for this trip would range from $450 to $650. For a family of four, the estimated cost would be $650 to $800. Reasonable cottages, cabins and motels and affordable restaurants and attractions make the Porcupine Mountains an excellent travel destination. Here’s what a four-day, three-night snowmobiling trip might look like.
Day 1: Arrive in the Porcupine Mountains
Late-Afternoon – Arrive and check in at your motel, cottage, cabin or resort.
You’ll find great lodging options throughout the Porcupine Mountains area. Three communities offer a variety of lodging options to fit any travel budget:
- Inn Town Motel – 314 Chippewa Street – 906-884-2100
- Peterson’s Chalet Cottages – 22608 Lakeshore Road – 906-884-4230
- Scott’s Superior Inn and Cabins – 22554 Lakeshore Road – 906-884-4866
- Sunshine Motel, Cabins and Campground – 24077 State Highway M-64 W – 906-884-2187
- Superior Shores Resort – 26156 State Highway 64W – 906-884-2653
- AmericInn Porcupine Mountains – 120 Lincoln Ave – 906-885-5311
- Mountain View Lodges – 34042 State Highway M107 – 906-885-5256
Evening – Head to dinner at one Porcupine Mountains’ great restaurants. View a complete list of dining options.
Day 2: Trip to Houghton
Enjoy a classic breakfast at one of several great restaurants.
Your trip begins in Silver City. The first leg of the journey will be along Route #1. Take Route #1 south to Route #8 and head eastward and continue on Route #13. Near Greenland, take Route Route #3 to Twin Lakes State Park.
Stop near Twin Lakes State Park and grab a bite to eat.
After lunch, head northeast to Houghton along Route #3. An optional side trip would be short northward loop. Take Route #120 to #121 and back to Route #3.
Enjoy dinner in Houghton.
After dinner, head back south along Route #3. Near Twin Lakes State Park, take Route #13. In Greenland, take Route #12 through Ontonagon and back to Route #1, then north to Silver City.
Keep your eyes peeled during the ride—you might catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Winter can be an outstanding time of the year for observing this breathtaking phenomenon.
Day 3: Trip to Iron River
Fuel up your body and your machine for the day ahead.
From Ontonagon, ride south on Route #12, then south on Route #1. Then, head west on Route #8 to Route #11 to Wakefield.
Enjoy lunch and warm up in Wakefield.
From Wakefield, head west on Route #11 to Route #2. Take Route #2 into Ironwood. Turn around and retrace your steps through Wakefield and then head southeast on Route #2, all the way to Watersmeet.
Have a hearty meal in Watersmeet.
From Watersmeet, continue on Route #2 to Route #3. Take Route #3 back to Route #8. Then take Route #8 west to Route #1 to Route #12 to Ontonagon under an Upper Peninsula sky filled with stars.