Lake Gogebic, Marenisco, Bergland, Michigan, Snowmobiling and Snowmobile Trail Reports

Lake Gogebic is Michigan's largest inland lake located in the far western end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The north half of the lake is in Ontonagon County, Bergland Township, and the Eastern Time zone. The south half of the lake is in Gogebic County, Marenisco Township, and the Central Time zone.  In 13,380 acres of prime fishing water, there are walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, jumbo perch and some whitefish.

This region is also a prime hunting hot spot for deer, bear, small game and birds. Families will enjoy Lake Gogebic's summer water sports, camping, sightseeing and hiking the surrounding timberland. Winter is a "world of its own" with an annual snowfall of nearly 300 inches. Lake Gogebic is situated within a vast snowmobile trail system extending throughout the Upper Peninsula. Cross country ski trails are abundant and five major downhill ski facilities are less than a hour's drive. It is a great place to use snowshoes.


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Lake Gogebic, Marenisco, Bergland, Michigan Snowmobiling and Snowmobile Trail Conditions Reports
With temps expected in the 40’s and 50’s plus hardly a night that gets even a little below freezing, along with rain over this next week I’d say it’s safe to say the season is over. We want to thank all who came up to enjoy our beautiful area this last winter – without you we wouldn’t have the grooming program we have. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From everyone here at Lake Gogebic we’d like to thank all who came up this winter to enjoy our beautiful area and would like to extend an invitation to return again this summer. If you think it’s beautiful up here in the winter you must come and try us out in the summer or our legendary fall color! This huge lake of ours never gets crowded…so come and try out some fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, etc. Then there are all the trails to hike, the waterfalls to enjoy, ORV trails to explore…endless fun. Keep your eye on our calendar of events section to see what’s coming to our area this summer. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 18:35:12 (PDT)
We have received about two feet of new snow since Friday night and it’s still come down heavy. We’re expecting strong winds later today as well which can make driving difficult. Be sure to use caution if heading up one another weekend of great riding. Even without grooming (since March 31st) you will still find some great riding up here. One word of caution; watch for water running over a portion of trail #1 South, between Hwy. 2 (that runs south of Lake Gogebic) and the Gogebic Lodge (about halfway up the lake on the west shore). This area has been signed and it is still possible to ride around the wet area. Please be aware that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. We’ve had several reports from snowmobilers in the area about this. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. *Keep in mind that some businesses have begun their seasonal schedules so be sure to call ahead to make sure your favorite stop is open for business as usual. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. We want to thank all who came up to enjoy our beautiful area this last winter – without you we wouldn’t have the grooming program we have. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From everyone here at Lake Gogebic we’d like to thank all who came up this winter to enjoy our beautiful area and would like to extend an invitation to return again this summer. If you think it’s beautiful up here in the winter you must come and try us out in the summer! This huge lake of ours never gets crowded…so come and try out some fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, etc. Then there are all the trails to hike, the waterfalls to enjoy, ORV trails to explore…endless fun. Keep your eye on our calendar of events section to see what’s coming to our area this summer.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lkakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, April 04, 2014 at 14:53:42 (PDT)
Trails over the Gogebic Area Grooming area are still in excellent condition with another 7-inches of snow that fell over Thursday night. Even with temps expected to top into the 40’s over this weekend we’re expecting more winter next week with snow predicted on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday! The winter that wouldn’t die! Although grooming will only continue through to March 31st trails can still be ridden through April as long as conditions allow. So don’t put your snowmobiles away just yet…you’ve just got to come up and enjoy a late season ride in our beautiful northwoods! One word of caution; watch for water running over a portion of trail #1 South, between Hwy. 2 (that runs south of Lake Gogebic) and the Gogebic Lodge (about halfway up the lake on the west shore). This area has been signed and it is still possible to ride around the wet area. Please be aware that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. We’ve had several reports from snowmobilers in the area about this. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. *Keep in mind that some businesses have begun their seasonal schedule so be sure to call ahead to make sure your favorite stop is open for business as usual. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From everyone here at Lake Gogebic we’d like to thank all who came up this winter to enjoy our beautiful area and would like to extend an invitation to return again this summer. If you think it’s beautiful up here in the winter you must come and try us out in the summer! This huge lake of ours never gets crowded…so come and try out some fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, etc. Then there are all the trails to hike, the waterfalls to enjoy, ORV trails to explore…endless fun. Keep your eye on our calendar of events section to see what’s coming to our area this summer.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 20:44:37 (PDT)
Trails over the Gogebic Area Grooming area are in excellent condition with 8-plus inches of new snow that fell over Friday!!! It looks like we’re in mid January rather than the end of March. This is really going to make for some fun riding. Get your sleds loaded and head up for a great ride. We will be grooming all or our trails through the end of the month, however, you can still ride the trails as long as we have snow…and this looks like it will be a good long time still. Temps are expected to reach teens for highs through Tuesday with lows around zero – perfect for grooming, perfect for riding. So don’t put your snowmobiles away just yet…you’ve just got to come up and enjoy a late season ride in our beautiful northwoods! One word of caution; watch for water running over a portion of trail #1 South, between Hwy. 2 (that runs south of Lake Gogebic) and the Gogebic Lodge (about halfway up the lake on the west shore). This area has been signed and it is still possible to ride around the wet area. Keep in mind that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. We’ve had several reports from snowmobilers in the area about this. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. *Keep in mind that some businesses have begun their seasonal schedule so be sure to call ahead to make sure your favorite stop is open for business as usual. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Hope we see you up for some great late season riding…it’s a blast!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, March 21, 2014 at 22:40:26 (PDT)
Trails over the Gogebic Area Grooming area are in excellent condition! We are currently grooming all trails and will continue to groom until the end of March, weather permitting. We received about 5-inches of snow over the weekend, about 4-inches today and more snow is expected through Wednesday. Temps are expected to run in the 20’s and 30’s for highs this week, with mostly teens for lows. Temps are expected to drop by this upcoming weekend with the chance of additional snow. The lighter traffic along with perfect weather conditions and excellent grooming efforts by our drivers are giving us unbelievable trail conditions! Don’t put your snowmobiles away just yet…you’ve just got to come up and enjoy a late season ride in our beautiful northwoods! One word of caution; watch for water running over a portion of trail #1 South, between Hwy. 2 (that runs south of Lake Gogebic) and the Gogebic Lodge (about halfway up the lake on the west shore). This area has been signed and it is still possible to ride around the wet area. Keep in mind that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. We’ve had several reports from snowmobilers in the area about this. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. Another reminder to please stay off the railroad tracks. This can be dangerous, it is against the law and you will be fined for riding on the tracks. The snowmobile trails are in way too good of condition to have any excuse not to stay on them. *Keep in mind that some businesses have begun their seasonal schedule so be sure to call ahead to make sure your favorite stop is open for business as usual. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Hope we see you up for some great late season riding…it’s a blast!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:37:27 (PDT)
Even with temps in the 50’s the other day we still have plenty of snow for great riding conditions. Groomers are out during the night hours and with temps dipping below zero last night the trails are in really great condition. Riders in the area are raving about the trails! You may find some bare spots where trails cross roadways, as is normal for this time of the year. It looks like we’ll be down into the 20’s for highs and around zero for lows for this upcoming weekend with a good chance of snow, so the riding should continue to be good at least through another weekend. Even with the expected highs in the 30’s next week the groomer drivers will still be able to groom at night with expected lows in the teens. Like I said, we’ve got lots of snow…still. In prior years, with this much snow at this time of the year, we’ve seen snow on the ground (in the shade) into June! No kidding! Hope to see you up soon for another great ride. We're happy to brag that reports coming in from DNR trail inspections on our trails are all coming back with "impeccably groomed". Keep in mind that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. We’ve had several reports from snowmobilers in the area about this. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. Another reminder to please stay off the railroad tracks. This can be dangerous, it is against the law and you will be fined for riding on the tracks. The snowmobile trails are in way too good of condition to have any excuse not to stay on them. *Keep in mind that some businesses have begun their seasonal schedule so be sure to call ahead to make sure your favorite stop is open for business as usual. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Hope we see you up for some great late season riding…it’s a blast!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00:32 (PDT)
Trails in the Lake Gogebic area remain in very good to excellent condition. We’re expecting temps to top out all the way into the forties for just a couple of days early next week but then drop right back into the 20’s for highs and mostly teens for lows…perfect temps to get out and enjoy our beautiful scenery! We still have lots and lots of snow, enough for at least another week of snowmobiling, maybe longer. Some weather reports say we’re in for another blast of winter late next week, so winter is not done with us yet. So come on up and enjoy some late season riding on our expertly groomed trails, with reasonable temperatures and some beautiful winter scenery. Keep in mind that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. Another reminder to please stay off the railroad tracks. This can be dangerous, it is against the law and you will be fined for riding on the tracks. The snowmobile trails are in way too good of condition to have any excuse not to stay on them. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Hope we see you up for some great late season riding…it’s a blast! **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 21:34:58 (PST)
Our trails really couldn’t be in better condition for a great ride! Temps this week will finally be back to normal with highs in the 20’s! We’ve got more snow than we know what to do with and the traffic has actually been pretty light over this last weekend, probably due to the extreme cold we were experiencing. But it’s all good now, and as some of you know March is the bonus month for snowmobiling up here. Conditions are perfect; the trails I can spot from the roadways look smoother than some of our roads! So, come on up and enjoy them!! Keep in mind that the deer are moving around more and more on the snowmobile trails due to the extremely deep snow, so keep an eye open for them. Never run behind them as they don’t have the lungs for long, fast running. Come to a stop and enjoy watching them for a bit. If they don’t immediately move off just try slowly approaching them, that’ll usually do the trick. Another reminder to please stay off the railroad tracks. This can be dangerous, it is against the law and you will be fined for riding on the tracks. The snowmobile trails are in way too good of condition to have any excuse not to stay on them. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Monday, March 03, 2014 at 10:48:05 (PST)
Good news, bad news: good news - the trails are in fantastic condition and we have lots and lots of snow, bad news – the temperatures are dropping back down into the “very cold” zone. But we’ve seen worse; night time temps are expected to drop way below zero, somewhere in the minus 20 department, however daytime temps are looking to stay mostly in the single digits except for Thursday, where it’s only supposed to get to -3. Just be prepared when heading out with layering of clothing, a full tank of fuel and a buddy to ride - just ride smart. We’re getting even more snow today…we’ve received approximately 2-feet over this last week, probably more in areas like trail 102, 1 north and 13 north as they fall into the “snow belt area”. The groomers are out on all trails, no problems to report on any trails. Although, once again we’re having trouble with snowmobilers riding on the railroad tracks through Merriweather (near the Hoop) as well as in Bergland. In both areas the snowmobile trail runs parallel to the railroad tracks, so be sure you’re on the one that has snowmobile trail signs. You will be ticked by local law enforcement for riding on the RR tracks. Now that said, you couldn’t find better trail conditions than what we’ve got right here…come on up and have a blast riding in all this snow on trails that look as smooth as a roadway. Be sure to give our groomer drivers a thumbs up for the great job they’re doing! Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to all. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 14:47:23 (PST)
Here’s the scoop…the Lake Gogebic area remains under a winter storm warning extending through this afternoon until 7:00 eastern time/6:00 central time. We’ve already received approximately a foot overnight with another few inches since this morning and an additional 5 to 8-inches expected through today. We are also experiencing strong winds up to 40 mph, causing drifting and poor visibility. We’ve definitely had any snow we lost earlier this week replaced x2! It’ll be great fun to ride in all this fresh snow as long as you use caution. Don’t let your speed outrun your visibility and use extra caution crossing roadways. No problems to report on the Gogebic Area Trail system at this time. Temperatures are expected in the 20’s over the next couple of days and then back down into the single digit and below zero highs once again. March is looking more and more like a great time to come back up for the last ride (or two, or three) of the season. With all the snow and cold expected we shouldn’t have any trouble keeping our trails in great riding condition for you well into March. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to you. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, February 21, 2014 at 09:03:25 (PST)
Weather reports vary in what is coming our way by tonight (Feb. 20th). I’ve heard reports all the way from 3-inches of snow to 2-feet of snow. Regardless, we are in under a “winter storm warning” beginning Thursday evening and ending Friday. The snow will be welcome after two days of temps rising into the high 30’s! It’s a good thing we had snow to spare. For the most part we haven’t seen any problems come out of the brief warm up, however you may find some wet conditions in some areas. With Friday typically the day a lot of snowmobilers head north to our area please keep in mind the weather changes we may be experiencing and use caution while driving, as well as riding. I will keep you posted throughout the next day or two on just exactly how much snow we do get. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to you. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:53:26 (PST)
Well, we’re finally having a bit of that mid winter thaw that usually occurs in January or early February each year. Temps are expected to top off in the low to mid 30’s, but just for a few days mid week. Grooming will most likely be restricted to nights only during this warm up to prevent loss of snow on the trails. However, it looks like we’re heading back into winter in time for this next weekend with highs in the teens and single digits and lows below zero with a snow storm expected later in the week. We have plenty of snow on the ground with an added accumulation over the last couple of days, including today, of about 4 to 6-inches of new snow. There is still a lot of great riding to be had this year so pack your bags, load up your sled and come on up for some great riding on the best trails in the area! Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to you. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Monday, February 17, 2014 at 18:28:16 (PST)
Gogebic Area Trails are in very good to excellent condition as we head into Presidents weekend, the last “holiday” weekend of the winter. And by holiday, I mean that there will likely be families up for the weekend and some of these kids may be inexperienced. Do your part by riding at a safe speed and always staying on your side of the trail at all times. The groomers have been busy knocking back corners where they’ve become banked up, making our trails even safer for riders in the area. No problems to report on any trails. We’re expecting perfect conditions over this weekend with high temps in the teens and night temps just below zero! We’ve received about 6-inches of new snow over the last 24 hours…all is good. We have a request to make; on a couple of instances recently our groomers have had to drive on a portion of a highway shoulder to get back to the groomer garage. Once was because the driver fell ill and once was because there was a mechanical issue with the groomer. Unfortunately some snowmobilers took this as an invitation to ride these roadways. You cannot ride along the highway, at anytime, anywhere for any reason. I’m happy to report less snowmobile traffic riding on the railroad tracks through Merriweather and Bergland. I know there are a lot of snowmobile tracks running on the railroad tracks and it can get confusing…but don’t follow blindly along other snowmobile tracks. When in doubt, look for trail signs. If you see a R/R sign, guess what? You’re on a railroad track! Get off of it ASAP!! You could get stuck on the tracks and you could get a ticket for riding on them. I know the R.R. tracks haven’t been in use for a number of years now but they are still considered “active”, so you never know when you might come nose to nose with a very large locomotive…not cool. Law enforcement has been out patrolling these areas and will ticket anyone found riding on the R/R tracks. So, the moral of this trail report is, once again, please stay on the marked trails! We go to a lot of effort and money to make sure these trails are kept in great shape for great riding. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newest edition of the Gogebic Times, put out by the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be found at most local businesses. Not only will you find a snowmobile map and a lake map but there are some really great articles about snowmobile riding in our beautiful area. Not to mention some really great articles about the Lake Gogebic area and lots of great information for year round fun. Take one or two home with you, there free of cost to you. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12:17:00 (PST)
Well, finally a little change to the weather pattern we’ve been stuck in for a record breaking 72 day in a row with below 0 temperatures! Yup, that’s right; 72 days of -0 temps, now do you really think you can complain about your weather? Not that we needed the snow, but I’m happy to report approximately 4 inches of new snow fell over Sunday the 9th…kind of pretties it up a little more. All three of our groomers are out on all of Gogebic Area Grooming’s trails with no problems to report on any of our trails – so come on up and enjoy some great riding! This upcoming weekend is looking like highs into the 20’s (for a change) and lows in the single digits to teens. It’s also looking like more snow showers from Wednesday through the weekend – more white stuff to play in for you. I’m happy to report less snowmobile traffic riding on the railroad tracks through Merriweather and Bergland. I know there are a lot of snowmobile tracks running on the railroad tracks and it can get confusing…but don’t follow blindly along other snowmobile tracks. When in doubt, look for trail signs. If you see a R/R sign, guess what? You’re on a railroad track! Get off of it ASAP!! You could get stuck on the tracks and you could get a ticket for riding on them. I know the R.R. tracks haven’t been in use for a number of years now but they are still considered “active”, so you never know when you might come nose to nose with a very large locomotive…not cool. Law enforcement has been out patrolling these areas and will ticket anyone found riding on the R/R tracks. We want to thank all that came to the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Radar Run held down at the Gogebic Lodge this year. Reports show a good turn out and lots of fun was had by all. Make sure to keep it on your calendar for next year – the first weekend in February. See if you can take home best bragging rights! That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Monday, February 10, 2014 at 20:51:28 (PST)
Well….there hasn’t been too many new trail reports this week, pretty much because the conditions just haven’t changed. It’s been sunny and very cold every day! The daytime temps have stayed mostly in the single digits and nighttime temps have been below zero. In fact, most of the UP is close to breaking a record of most consecutive days below zero. We haven’t been receiving much in the way of snow, mostly because Lake Superior has frozen completely over north of the west end of the UP. Since the clouds coming across Lake Superior can’t pick up any moisture from the lake in a frozen state we don’t get much snow. But not to fear, because it has stayed so cold we haven’t lost any of the snow we had already received (and there is plenty of it). When it does warm up the ice may break up on Lake Superior and then we’ll be back in a pattern of getting more snow. But for now, with plenty of snow on the trails and the below normal cold temperatures our groomer drivers have been keeping the Gogebic Area Grooming trails in excellent condition. No problems to report on any of our trails – so come on up and enjoy some great riding! Once again local law enforcement has asked me to remind snowmobilers that it is against the law to ride on the railroad tracks that run through Merriweather and Bergland. In some areas the snowmobile trails do run parallel to the tracks so please look for trail signage to let you know you are riding in the right area. Law enforcement has been out patrolling these areas and will ticket anyone not using the trails. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, February 07, 2014 at 16:04:36 (PST)
The Gogebic Area Grooming trails continue to stay in excellent condition with daily grooming along with temperatures highs only reaching into the teens and well below zero for lows plus plenty of snow! Our groomer drivers are reporting no problems on our trails. Conditions look great for the extended forecast, with highs in the single digits and teens and most nights below zero and lots more snow!! Once again local law enforcement has asked me to remind snowmobilers that it is against the law to ride on the railroad tracks that run through Merriweather and Bergland. In some areas the snowmobile trails do run parallel to the tracks so please look for trail signage to let you know you are riding in the right area. Law enforcement has been out patrolling these areas and will ticket anyone not using the trails. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 12:18:40 (PST)
Expected warmer daytime temps (single digits and teens) and below zero nighttime temps will make riding a lot more enjoyable than the last few days cold snap conditions. Plus we are expecting more snow on Thursday and a chance almost every other day. We’ve got everything we need for perfect trail conditions and no problems to report on any of the Gogebic Area Grooming trails. Although temps are warmer than they were a few days ago, nighttime temps are going to be cold - please do treat these cold temperatures with respect; make sure you head out with a full tank of fuel, supplies, cover all exposed skin and always let someone know where you will be riding. It’s a good thing to take a buddy along with you, too. We always want to be sure you have a safe ride as well as a fun ride while you’re up visiting our area. ** Make sure to stop by the Gogebic Lodge this Saturday February 2nd for the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored annual Radar Run! There will be several different classes so there will be something for everyone! It’s always fun to run but just as much fun to watch – so be sure to come.** THEY ARE PREPARING THE TRACK IN FRONT OF THE LODGE FOR THE RADAR RUN SO PLEASE RIDE WITH CAUTION IN THAT AREA That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 17:50:23 (PST)
NOTE OF CAUTION TO SNOWMOBILERS!!!!! THE TRACK FOR THE RADAR RUN IN FRONT OF THE GOGEBIC LODGE IS BEING PREPARED AND BURMS. SO PROCEED WITH CAUTION IN THAT AREA.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 16:59:15 (PST)
Another hit of the polar vortex has us looking at below zero temp lows, and mostly single digits and teens for highs during the daytime. Of course, more snow is also in the forecast for much of this next week, as well. We’ve got everything we need for perfect trail conditions and no problems to report on any of the Gogebic Area Grooming trails. Please do treat these cold temperatures with respect, make sure you head out with a full tank of fuel, supplies, cover all exposed skin and always let someone know where you will be riding. It’s a good thing to take a buddy along with you, too. We always want to be sure you have a safe ride as well as a fun ride while you’re up visiting our area. ** Make sure to stop by the Gogebic Lodge this Saturday February 2nd for the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored annual Radar Run! There will be several different classes so there will be something for everyone! It’s always fun to run but just as much fun to watch – so be sure to come.** That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Monday, January 27, 2014 at 18:01:43 (PST)
With an additional 6-inches or more of new snow over the last 24-hour period and some pretty chilly temperatures the Gogebic Area Grooming trails are in excellent condition. We’ve been experiencing light mid-week traffic so the trails are ready for another busy weekend! The forecast is now calling for mid 20’s on Friday followed by another cold snap with highs in the single digits to below zero that should see us through until late next week. Although cold, this is nowhere near the lows we had during the last bitter cold blast. However, use caution by covering all exposed skin while riding and keep your gas tank topped off before heading away from “in-town” areas. We’ve also got lots more snow to watch for starting Friday the 24th through the next week. ** Mark your calendars for The Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce sponsored Radar Run on February 1st, to be held at the Gogebic Lodge. ** That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:33:37 (PST)
More snow over last night and through today combined with very cold temperatures (another polar vortex?) are making for excellent conditions on Gogebic Area Grooming trails! We’re expecting highs in the single digits and lows below zero for the next four days with more snow predicted each day. Groomers are reporting no problems on our trails and snowmobilers in the area are reporting great trail riding. So pack those long johns and head up here for some beautiful mid-winter riding at its best! This weekend looks like a slight warm up (20?) with more snow. Is there any such thing as too much snow? No way! ** Mark your calendars for The Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce sponsored Radar Run on February 1st, to be held at the Gogebic Lodge. ** That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at tthe Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Monday, January 20, 2014 at 19:54:49 (PST)
We have got perfect conditions for great trail riding this weekend, with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits and plenty of snow in the forecast through the weekend. Over last night and through today we’ve received anywhere from 5 to 7-inches of new snowfall, more over our northern most trails (102, 1 north, 13 north, 8 west and 8 east) and perhaps less over our southern most trails (1 south, 13 south and 100). It’s already looking to be a busy holiday weekend so be sure to keep an eye out for others while out enjoying our beautiful trails. ** Mark your calendars for The Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce sponsored Radar Run on February 1st, to be held at the Gogebic Lodge. ** That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 21:43:09 (PST)
Our trails in the Lake Gogebic area are in excellent condition with plenty of snow, light weekday traffic, temperature highs for the most part in the teens & twenties, lows in the single digits and groomers going non-stop over our trails. We’ve received a few inches of snow tonight as of this report and more snow is in the forecast for most of the next week. So come on up and ride the best maintained trails you will find plus some truly beautiful scenery you just can’t beat! ** Mark your calendars for The Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce sponsored Radar Run on February 1st, to be held at the Gogebic Lodge. ** That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 21:32:15 (PST)
What a difference a few days can make…a 50 degree difference from Wednesday to Saturday! A bit warmer than we would like to see for good trail conditions, however it is supposed to drop back into the teens and twenties for highs this week and lows into the single digits…perfect temps for good grooming. Snow is in our forecast for almost every day once again so any damage the warmer temps from the last two days did should be repaired in no time. I got to say it got a bit crazy up here this last weekend. There were lots of reports of snowmobilers being everywhere they shouldn’t be – meaning off the marked trails, in private yards, etc. Please, please, please don’t do this. It really does jeopardize our trail easements and can cause all sorts of problems for all snowmobilers, including the ones that are heeding the signs. I’ve been requested by law enforcement to mention that it is not legal to ride on any railroad tracks, most especially the tracks that run through Merriweather and Bergland. Stay on marked trails only, for your safety as well as others. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 20:35:57 (PST)
Wow, now that we’ve survived the “polar vortex” we can report that our trails are in the best condition we’ve ever seen! The severe cold set them up nice and hard and flat and with the almost non-existent traffic over the last few days you’re sure to get the ride of a lifetime up here right now. The real cold seems to be on its way out and ushering in temps expected to hit high 20’s by this weekend. We’ve been getting snow almost every day, even with the cold, and the forecast is calling for additional snowfall for most of this next week. Groomers are out on all trails with no problem areas to report at this time. I’ve been requested by law enforcement to mention that it is not legal to ride on any railroad tracks, most especially the tracks that run through Merriweather and Bergland. Stay on marked trails only, for your safety as well as others. *Remember to be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland, is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 12:50:36 (PST)
Happy New Year to everyone…I know, I know – a day late, but never the less – Happy New Year anyway. A huge thank you to everyone who braved the cold Tuesday night to help us ring in the new year and make little money for Gogebic Area Grooming by lighting off some sky lanterns in front of the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern. It was cold…but it was beautiful! We plan to do it again next year so, again, mark your calendars and come join us. As much as the country is gearing up for some record making cold temperatures, so too are we. We’re looking for a big heat wave on Friday and Saturday all the way into the teens for highs before the cold blast hits Saturday night. The highs for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are not expected to get above 0, so you can imagine how cold the night temps will be! These are serious cold temps, too. Nothing to fool around with; be prepared and cover all exposed skin. Keep your gas tanks as full as you can and travel with companions. Our groomers are out on all trails, however for our driver’s safety they will not be out grooming at night during these extreme cold conditions. The good side of this cold blast is that the trails will be in fantastic condition as they pack really well in these kinds of conditions. To add to the 3-feet or so we already have we’re expecting snow almost every day over the next week or so. I’ve been requested by law enforcement to mention that it is not legal to ride on any railroad tracks, most especially the tracks that run through Merriweather and Bergland. Stay on marked trails only, for your safety as well as others. *Remember to be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland, is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). From all of us here at Lake Gogebic have a great ride as well as a safe ride. **Please be sure that wherever you are purchasing your snowmobile area map that the money collected will be going to Gogebic Area Grooming to help offset the costs of grooming the trails. Watch for the Gogebic Area Grooming sticker displayed at contributing businesses and/or Gogebic Area Grooming map boxes.
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 15:07:01 (PST)
*PLEASE - Mark your calendars for the first ever “sky lantern release” on New Year’s Eve, midnight (Eastern Time) at the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern. The lanterns will be sold for only $5.00 each as a fund raiser for Gogebic Area Grooming. Please come and help us ring in the New Year with this beautiful sight! With the very cold temperatures we’ve had for the last 24 hours (and are expecting for most of this week) plus the snowfall we had for most of today, trail conditions should be looking very good. The highs are expected only in the single digits with night temps falling well below zero. This is great news for the trail conditions as it helps the groomers pack the trails solid, however, caution should be used while riding in these kinds of temps as frost bite can easily happen. Stay prepared; gas up often, cover any exposed skin completely, layer clothing, stay together and know where you are. No problems to report on any trails other than a few wet areas that should freeze up well this week. Groomers are out on all trails, however if temperatures drop extremely low they will not be out to just to stay safe. I’ve been requested by law enforcement to mention that it is not legal to ride on the railroad tracks that run through Merriweather and Bergland. Stay on marked trails only, for your safety as well as others. Be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 21:28:28 (PST)
All trails are being groomed pretty much around the clock and are in good condition. Extra heavy traffic, typical for this holiday period, may cause conditions to drop, but mostly during the later times of the day. We’re expecting slightly warmer temps over today and Saturday, but then – watch out! Temp highs are not expected to get above freezing for a few days, so pack your long johns and layer up! Snowfall is in the forecast almost every single day over the next 10 days, so no problem there. Remember that this is a family vacation time of the winter and there will likely be some young, inexperienced riders out on the trails…so, slow your speeds down, ride only on your side of the trails and keep an eye out for oncoming riders. I’m still going to remind you all to – please – give the groomers the right of way, also. It’s much more difficult to pull a stuck groomer out than it is to pull a snowmobile out and they can’t just drive through anything as might be believed. And, of course, please stay on marked trails. Riding in unmarked areas can result in; 1) losing a granted easement, 2) getting a ticket and/or 3) hitting an object hidden in the snow, none of which we want to see happen. Be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. *We’re happy to mention that the old “Mobil” gas station has reopened once again. The new owners have renamed it the “Lake Gogebic Outpost”. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon! *PLEASE - Mark your calendars for the first ever “sky lantern release” on New Year’s Eve, midnight (Eastern Time) at the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern. The lanterns will be sold for only $5.00 each as a fund raiser for Gogebic Area Grooming. Please come and help us ring in the New Year with this beautiful sight!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:06:47 (PST)
The weather continues to improve our trails with more snow everyday and perfect temperatures (single digits to teens during the daytime and single digits at night). And more of the same expected through the next week or so! Groomers are running on all trails and started covering the access trails to the businesses today. Even with the very cold temps the groomers have broken through some wet areas so be watchful of these spots. Remember please, there will be lots of families out on the trails during this holiday period, some will be inexperienced. So please ride only to the right of the trail, use slower speeds and keep your eyes opened for young riders. I’m still going to remind you all to – please – give the groomers the right of way. It’s much more difficult to pull a stuck groomer out than it is to pull a snowmobile out and they can’t just drive through anything as might be believed. And, of course, please stay on marked trails. Riding in unmarked areas can result in; 1) losing a granted easement, 2) getting a ticket and/or 3) hitting an object hidden in the snow, none of which we want to see happen. ***Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. - We’re happy to mention that the old “Mobil” gas station has reopened once again. The new owners have renamed it the “Lake Gogebic Outpost”. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon! *PLEASE - Mark your calendars for the first ever “sky lantern release” on New Year’s Eve, midnight (Eastern Time) at the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern. The lanterns will be sold for only $5.00 each as a fund raiser for Gogebic Area Grooming. Please come and help us ring in the New Year with this beautiful sight!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Monday, December 23, 2013 at 16:07:13 (PST)
Great News!! Our #3 groomer just arrived today! We are so happy to have 3 groomers out on the trails. With all these perfect conditions; some very cold temperatures along with all the snow we have and all the snow in our forecast for Saturday evening (8 + inches) our trails are going to be in the best shape! And just in time for the busy holiday week between Christmas and New Years. Remember please, there will be lots of families out on the trails during this holiday period, some will be inexperienced. So please ride on only one side of the trail, use slower speeds and keep your eyes opened for young riders. I’m still going to remind you all to – please – give the groomers the right of way. It’s much more difficult to pull a stuck groomer out than it is to pull a snowmobile out and they can’t just drive through anything as might be believed. And, of course, please stay on marked trails. Riding in unmarked areas can result in; 1) losing a granted easement, 2) getting a ticket and/or 3) hitting an object hidden in the snow, none of which we want to see happen. ***Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. - We’re happy to mention that the old “Mobil” gas station has reopened once again. The new owners have renamed it the “Bergland Outpost”. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon! *PLEASE - Mark your calendars for the first ever “sky lantern release” on New Year’s Eve, midnight (Eastern Time) at the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern. The lanterns will be sold for only $5.00 each as a fund raiser for Gogebic Area Grooming. Please come and help us ring in the New Year with this beautiful sight!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, December 20, 2013 at 21:10:58 (PST)
We could not be asking for better conditions to get our trails into great shape than what we’ve been receiving. We’ve had lots of very cold temperatures to freeze up the wet areas and we’ve had almost non-stop snow over the last week! Plus the weather conditions forecast for the next 10 days show more of the same. All trails have been groomed and are being groomed as often as we can cover them with two groomers (yes, we’re still awaiting the arrival of new groomer #3). Trail conditions have been upgraded from fair to good in most areas. This is very good news for the busy upcoming week of Christmas to New Years that we always experience up here. Now, this is where I remind you to – please – give the groomers the right of way. It’s much more difficult to pull a stuck groomer out than it is to pull a snowmobile out and they can’t just drive through anything as might be believed. And, of course, please stay on marked trails. Riding in unmarked areas can result in; 1) losing a granted easement, 2) getting a ticket and/or 3) hitting an object hidden in the snow, none of which we want to see happen. ***Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon! *Mark your calendars for the first ever “sky lantern release” on New Year’s Eve, midnight (Eastern Time) at the Hoop ‘N Holler Tavern. The lanterns will be sold for only $5.00 each as a fund raiser for Gogebic Area Grooming. Please come and help us ring in the New Year with this beautiful sight!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 08:55:50 (PST)
The two groomers we have (still waiting on delivery of #3) are out, with drags on! All trails have been packed down, with the exception of part of 13 south. Wet areas have been addressed to the best of our ability, and with the extreme cold we’ve been under for the past week or so shouldn’t prove much of a problem. Now, this is where I remind you to – please – give the groomers the right of way. It’s too difficult to pull a stuck groomer out than it is to pull a snowmobile out. And, of course, please stay on marked trails. Riding in unmarked areas can result in; 1) losing a grant easement and 2) getting a ticket. Neither of which we want to see happen. ***Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon! *Mark your calendars for the first ever “sky lantern release” on New Year’s Eve, midnight (Eastern Time) at the Hoop ‘N Holler Taverns (see photo below). The lanterns will be sold for only $5.00 each as a fund raiser for Gogebic Area Grooming. Please come and help us ring in the New Year with this beautiful sight!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Friday, December 13, 2013 at 13:25:05 (PST)
Good news, Trails 1 north & south, 13 north, 8 east & west have all been packed (or panked) down and the groomers will be heading out now with drags. All trails are open, we just haven’t been able to get the groomers to 102, 13 south and 100 due to wet conditions. However, the groomers should be running on all trails by this weekend. We’ve had perfect conditions to freeze the trails up with some extremely cold conditions over the last week – plus snowfall in our area almost every day. We received another 4 – 6 inches over last night. Weather forecasts through the next week look great with more cold and more snow predicted. Remember to pack your long johns! Riders in the area are reporting pretty good conditions on our trails, taking into consideration that it is still early in the season. ***Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. With varied trail reports coming out from other sources the info can get confusing…just remember – George (at the Hoop) is the Trail Boss, I am the Secretary/Treasurer of Gogebic Area Grooming and as such our groomer drivers report directly to us. We also take reports from riders in the area; between the two I will always give you honest reports every time. These are the only official trail reports from the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Gogebic Area Grooming. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:01:31 (PST)
Even with some pretty extreme cold temperatures we continue to have problems with mud on quite a few areas on our trails. The good news is that the groomers have been out – where it’s possible to groom – and we have more cold predicted through this upcoming week along with snow. Keep in mind that the majority of our trails run through forests, not roads, giving us a different set of challenges than some other trail areas in the U.P. At this present time most of our trails are in poor condition…hopefully that will be improving through this upcoming week. If you are planning on coming up make sure to pack long johns and layer up; we're talking high's of 0 degrees for a couple of days this week! Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. With varied trail reports coming out from other sources the info can get confusing…just remember – George is the Trail Boss, I am the Secretary/Treasurer of Gogebic Area Grooming and as such our groomer drivers report directly to us. We also take reports from riders in the area; between the two I will always give you honest reports every time. These are the only official trail reports from the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Gogebic Area Grooming. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Sunday, December 08, 2013 at 09:49:28 (PST)
The weather is looking good for our start up to the snowmobile season. We’ve presently had approx. a foot of snow all totaled over the last few days with more on the way. And…good news, we’ve also got the cold temperatures we so need in the forecast starting mid-week this week. Groomers have started out on some trails (no drags yet) just to start “panking the trails down” (you all know that term by now). However, caution on trails 1 south and 13 south as they will be very wet. The other trails should be ride able; however, we do caution you that this is early season riding and it is never the best. Also, remember to please stay on marked trails only – riding off trail will jeopardize our landowner’s easements and possible result in closed trails. If all conditions come through that the forecast is calling for there is a good chance groomers (with drags) may be out by later in the week. With varied trail reports coming out from other sources the info can get confusing…just remember – George is the trail boss and as Secretary/Treasurer of Gogebic Area Grooming I get info straight from our drivers as well as riders in the areas and I will give it to you straight every time. Also be mindful that a bridge on trail 8, just east of Bergland is out and it is marked. The trail will be rerouted over the dam at the north end of the lake where the trail was a couple years ago. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. I will keep you posted as often as conditions change. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC). Looking forward to seeing you all up again soon!
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 19:07:13 (PST)
Yippeee! Its snowmobile time again!!! And we’ve got snow – check it out on the chamber webcam (www.lakegogebicarea.com). Although the trails do officially open tomorrow on December 1st the groomers have not been out, nor will they likely be out, on the trails until later in the week when the temperatures are expected to drop significantly. Unfortunately, we’ve experienced a very wet summer and fall so there are areas where our trails will be very wet until the temps drop and stay at least into the 20’s or teens with night temps even lower. The trails will probably be in poor condition until these conditions take place and we’re able to get out and start running the groomers without the drags initially. The lake has frozen, but only recently, and with a good amount of snowfall on the ice it will probably be slushy at best – not recommended to try it out yet. Also, just a heads up to watch out for the bridge east of Bergland that was washed out earlier this summer. Requests have been submitted to the state for funds to replace the bridge with a muti-function bridge for snowmobilers as well as ATV’s. However, this will most likely not happen very soon. So that said, if you just can’t wait to try out your sled on the trails you will at least have some snow to play on – just keep in mind that it takes awhile to build the trails up to good conditions. That’s all for now from Carolyn at the Hoop. For additional information about the Lake Gogebic area we invite you to visit the only official website of the Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce at www.LakeGogebicArea.com or call us at 1-888-464-3242 (888-GOGEBIC).
Carolyn at the Hoop <info@lakegogebicarea.com>
- Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 17:52:10 (PST)

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