“SnowGoer Magazine voted Michigan's Upper Peninsula the Best Overall Snowmobiling Area, Most Challenging, Most Scenic, and Best Powder Riding in the United States!”

Riders stay with us on the Big Manistique Lake because we're centrally located in the heart of the UP!

Trails End Resort offers 100% FLEXIBLE CANCELLATIONS up to 48 hours prior to arrival for winter reservations (Dec-Mar)!

You can ride right from your cabin. We have access to nearby trails by road (H42 to Trail 43 that cuts right through Curtis or west to Seney) or access trails via the lake in all 4 directions connecting to nearly all 2,500 miles of trails across the Upper Peninsula:

  • North to Grand Marais (43) and Munising (8)
  • East to Newberry and Tahquamenon Areas (43, 457/45) and to Paradise and Whitefish Point (8/452)
  • West to Seney and Germfask (43) and beyond
  • Southeast to Naubinway and beyond (2)

See MAPS of how to get to trails and access points from the lake below...


LOCAL GROOMERS (for precise and up-to-date local trail reports)

These folks are volunteers and work extremely hard to keep the trails in the Central UP cleaned up for great riding. If you ride, you know how important groomers are to your experience! Here's our local groups to join and support them:


If you're interested in snowmobiling, this is worth a visit! It's just about 30 minutes from the resort and a great place run by great people with all you've ever wanted to know about snowmobiling and its history. 


Resident and nonresidents of Michigan that operate snowmobiles on public land in Michigan are required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails, public roads and public lands (where authorized).

From 2021 - 2026 trail permits are $52 each. They are valid from Oct 1 - Sept 30 each year. State-designated trails are open Dec 1 - March 31.

Purchase your trail permits:


Most riders today use the Polaris RideCommand App to find their way around.

UPSnowmobiling.com has a wide variety of UP Snowmobile Trail Maps here.

    But it's always nice to see the official maps. Here's the most up to date Michigan Trail Maps from the Michigan DNR:

     Michigan Official Eastern UP Trail Map

    County Specific Maps (with more details):

    All Michigan  County Trail Maps List here.

    Fish and Hunt in Downtown Curtis usually also has extensive trail maps available, along with snowmobile rentals and gear available.

    Snowmobile Trail Access from Trails End Resort

    We are located right on Cook's Bay on the SW corner of the lake.

    These two images show all 7 lake access points to trails East and West that can take you anywhere in the Central and Eastern UP (or the Western UP if you want to ride that far!).

    The map on the right shows two ways to access Trail 43 via Curtis Road (blue lines) from the resort.

    Note the YELLOW dot on the first maps marks an access point that many people use, but it's a little harder to find and utilizes some private property. 


    We know you want flexibility. That's why we have a 100% risk-free guarantee. Just cancel at least 48 hours prior to your arrival for a full refund of any deposits paid (Dec-Mar reservations only). Book today!