Watersmeet, Michigan, Snowmobiling and Snowmobile Trail Condition Reports

As a "Winter Wonderland", Watersmeet is gateway to the northís Big Snow Country.  We have professionally groomed cross country and snowmobile trails, along with fine winter lodging and dining.  No matter what your tastes, whether they be outdoor sports and wildlife, family vacations, or solitude.

Just as the waters flow in every direction from Watersmeet, so do our snowmobile and ATV trails.  Enjoy our fantastic groomed trails linking with hundreds of miles of trails throughout the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. We also have excellent groomed cross-country and downhill skiing trails with rentals and shops nearby.

Rich in natural, man-made, and historical attractions as well as a variety of great accommodations, Watersmeet is your gateway to a wonderful and relaxing vacation.  We look forward to your visit with us. You will want to return time after time.


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Watersmeet, Michigan Snowmobiling and Snowmobile Trail Condition Reports
Date of Report: 03/16/2016 Trail Conditions: Not Rideable Snow Cover: Very little Area Report: Who would think that everything would be wrapped up by this time? Our snowmobile season started late and ended up early this year much to all of our dismay. The in-between parts were great with lots of happy sledders enjoying some terrific trails. All of us here at the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce would like to take a moment to thank all of you who chose our area for your visits. We hope you went home with plenty of great memories that will bring you back our way again next year. With a record year like this one that spanned 130 years, we feel pretty confident that another one like this wonít happen any time soon. We hope we will be able to tell you that the trails will be up and groomed again for a December 1 opening like 2014! We also want to thank our groomers, volunteers, officers and our trail boss, Larry Potter, who has kept our U. P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club running smoothly for twenty years now. They do a fantastic job of not only the grooming part but also spend countless hours on keeping the equipment in tip-top shape, in planning, checking and brushing trails, and so many other things that we often just take for granted. Itís a big job and we are so thankful for what they do. Weíve had snow off and on all day, and now I see thereís about another inch of snow out there on the deck right now. I think itís our last wave at winter, so until then, thank you again. Weíll let you know how things are going here in November. Have a great year. If you love it in the winter, we invite you to visit other times of the year as well. Itís great here any time! And if you are planning an ATV or UTV trip, give our area a try for that as well. Thank you. Carole Yakel
Carole Yakel of The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
- Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 20:41:15 (PDT)
The groomers are reporting early spring conditions today on the Watersmeet trails. We've had snow for the past four days throughout the days, but it's not enough new snow for the groomers to work with on the trails and grooming has been suspended. They report that they will groom again if we get 5" or more of new snow. They report the following conditions on our trails: Trail 2 west of Watersmeet: Icy and fair for 12-15 miles and then it turns good Trail 2 east of Watersmeet to Trail 107: Fair with dirt and rocks mixed in the snow till you get out of town Trail 3 north of Trail 2 to Bond Falls: Fair with icy corners Trail 3 North of Bond Falls to Trail 8: Good Trail 3 south of Watersmeet to Land O' Lakes: Poor - lots of dirt and rocks mixed in with the snow Trail 13 south of Trail 2 towards the Cisco Chain: Good Trails are rideable. It's just that they can't groom till we get more snow. The predictions right now are for temps in the low to mid 40s on Saturday followed the next two days with snow. Temperatures will then get back to cold again for the next week. If you want a live up-to-date report, please call Caryl at the Chamber at 906-358-9961 or email me at visit@watersmeet.org. We invite you to visit our website at www.watersmeet.org for lots of information on the Watersmeet area. If you would like brochures or trail maps sent, please forward your name and address to our email. Thank you for visiting our page. We hope to see you soon!
Carole Yakel from The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
- Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 21:02:24 (PST)
We have great news! Our U. P. Thunder Riders are reporting that with the cold, snow and their great groomers that all of our trail system here in Watersmeet is now in EXCELLENT condition! How fantastic!!! It doesn't get much better than that! Our trail system includes: Trail 2 west of Watersmeet, Trail 2 east of Watersmeet to Trail 107, Trail 3 north of Trail 2 to Trail 8, Trail 3 south of Watersmeet to Land O' Lakes, and Trail 13 south of Trail 2 towards the Cisco Chain. It is all in EXCELLENT condition. We've probably gotten about 20" of new great snow in the past week or so. And temperatures are supposed to remain cold and snow or lake effect snow is predicted. We have been getting it most every day or night. Come on up!!!! If you are in need of accommodations for this weekend, call Caryl at the Chamber number, 906-358-9961. She has updates. There isn't much left, but we would like to help. It's a great time to make a reservation with these super trails! We hope to see you soon! Thanks for visiting our report. We hope you'll choose to "stay where you play"! Carole
Carole Yakel of The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
- Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 13:33:59 (PST)
I have not been able to get my reports on here again. I apologize, but I'm going to try one more time. We continue to receive snow almost daily. Much of it is lake effect, but it looks great. Snow cover base is now reported to be 20" by our groomers and all of our trails are reported in good condition. Our groomers are out there daily or nightly. The temperature each day for a week is to be below normal temps with nighttime temps at -3 to -9, so please plan ahead. Our snowmobilers are reporting great trails even though the groomers are reporting "good". Come on up! There are very few accommodations left for Friday and Saturday, but if you are looking, call our chamber number at 906-358-9961. Caryl will give you an update of openings or email me at visit@watersmeet.org. There are still plenty of openings from Sunday on and through the rest of the winter, so it's a super time to plan for your next sledding trip. We hope to see you soon. Safe and Happy Sledding! Thank you. Carole Yakel
Carole Yakel from The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
- Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at 09:31:56 (PST)
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Jeff Bolander <jeff@deweycatchemandhow.com>
- Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:46:03 (PST)
My reports have not been going through, but it's not because I haven't been trying! I will keep this short to see if it will post. All Watersmeet trails are being groomed daily or nightly and are in VERY GOOD shape. Trail 3 south from Watersmeet and Land O' Lakes does have some gravel coming through, since there is less snow on that end. It's a great time to come up! Call Caryl at the Chamber number, 906-358-9961 for live up-to-date reports or for help with accommodations. Thanks for visiting. See you soon for awesome sledding!
Carole Yakel of The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
- Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:33:46 (PST)
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- Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 19:01:55 (PST)
GREAT NEWS, EVERYONE! Our groomers have been out grooming the past couple of days. All of our trails are in GOOD or even better condition at this time. The really cold temperatures and the ongoing snows leave us now with a 10" solid base. East-west and north-south trails are all in good condition and will now be groomed daily or nightly! Please still do not venture out on any lakes unless you check with the locals. Some of our lakes just froze up at the end of December. Some of our fishermen this past few days found as little as 3-4" of ice on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain here. It's better to be safe than sorry. That water is COLD! For live reports, call Caryl at 906-358-9961 or write me at visit@watersmeet.org. We invite you to visit our website at www.watersmeet.org for more information on lodging, area snowmobile sales, rentals, and repairs, and all the other businesses that will help to make your sledding trip a great one! Thanks for visiting. We'll update as changes occur. It sure is a great feeling to be up and running like in a normal winter! Come up and enjoy the sledding, the fantastic scenery, and the hospitality of the people here. We hope to see you soon! Carole Yakel
Carole Yakel at The Arrows for Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 13:34:58 (PST)
Hi Everyone ~ This has been the most unique winter setting records that go back 130 years or more! We have been receiving snow a couple of inches at a time, and the temps have been getting colder and colder luckily. All area lakes are frozen but not necessarily safe yet, so please don't venture onto any area waterways without checking with the locals first. Although we have been able to flatten some of our trails, we are still 5 to 6" away from actually grooming unfortunately. The trail boss says there's a good ice base under most trails, so that is very good news. The next four days are predicted to bring us daily snow, and we are very much hoping that the total will bring us the required 5-6", so the U. P. Thunder Riders can get out there and work their magic! If you want a live update of trail conditions or have any questions about reservations in our area, snowmobile rentals or service, or for any other reason, just call Caryl at 906-358-9961 at our Chamber of Commerce phone. She'll be happy to help or write me at visit@watersmeet.org. I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have, too. Our website is www.watersmeet.org. You can order snowmobile maps and get all kinds of information there, too. Thank you for your interest in our area. We hope to have great snow soon, so you can come up and enjoy some of the best trails anywhere. I'll update as soon as things change here. Carole Yakel of The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce
Carole Yakel of The Arrows for the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce <visit@watersmeet.org>
Watersmeet, Michigan USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 14:02:26 (PST)
Hi Jeff ~ I tried putting my report in again and this page keeps coming up! I clicked on the website you gave me. I'm sorry to be a pain, but I've tried it a few times and go around in circles here. Thanks so much. Carole
Carole Yakel for the Watersmeet Chamber <visit@watersmeet.org>
Watersmeet, MIchigan USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 13:51:50 (PST)
Hi Everyone ~ Our trails are being groomed daily or nightly. They are reporting Trail 2 east of Watersmeet as good to excellent; Trail 2 west of Watersmeet as good to excellent; Trail 13 south is good to excellent; Trail 3 north is excellent; Trail 3 south has been having lots of traffic and is reported as good. We've been having temps up to almost 30 below zero in the past week at night. That and the new snow has been a great help with the trails. However, the upcoming weather predictions starting tomorrow are for temps anywhere from 32 tomorrow to up to 44 degrees in the next week or so. Nighttime temps will be 9 to 22 degrees, so if all goes well, they will be able to groom at nights. Early or late sledding will likely be the best. We always know that weather changes here quickly, so maybe we'll dodge this bullet of warmer temps. As things change here, I'll update. If you want to make a quick trip up, we have openings right along now. Just give us a call at 906-358-4390 or 715-360-6650 (or text the last number). We want to help you with your upcoming sledding vacation. Please visit our website at www.thearrowsresort.com for more information and pictures on our great homes here on Thousand Island Lake here on the beautiful Cisco Chain in Watersmeet. We are just four miles over the Wisconsin border and where the snow is. :o) Thanks so much. Safe and happy sledding!
Carole Yakel from The Arrows Resort on the Cisco Chain in Watersmeet, Michigan <info@thearrowsresort.com>
Watersmeet, Michigan USA - Friday, March 06, 2015 at 15:00:39 (PST)
Hi Everyone ~ Our trails have remained in good to very good condition for a very long time. With the new snows last week and even the few inches in the past couple of days, the groomers have upgraded the trail system to EXCELLENT here in Watersmeet! We have really cold weather, blowing snows that have drifted and packed the snow into the base well, and trails are in great shape! All of our guests have been having a super time here on the trails. On the Cisco Chain here, we suggest following the orange barrels going across the lakes. There has been some slush not only on our lakes here but on most lakes with the weight of the ice. Temps are remaining really cold for a little longer and then will moderate some. Starting this weekend, we have weekend and weekday openings again and super rates. Just give us a call at 906-358-4390 (or cell 715-360-6650), and we'll be happy to help you with your upcoming snowmobile get-away. We have the snow! We have the great trails! We have really nice homes for your stay! And you deserve a get away! :o) Let us know if we can help. We hope to see you soon! Carole and Denver
Carole Yakel from The Arrows <info@thearrowsresort.com>
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 19:45:50 (PST)
Hi Everyone ~ Good news to report that we received about 3" of new snow and colder temps are in the forecast. Our groomers for the U. P. Thunder Riders have been doing a fantastic job of keeping our trails in great shape. Sledders have been telling us that the Watersmeet trails are the best in the western U. P. That's awesome to hear. There's about 20" of snow and trails are hard packed. This is the latest of groomer reports: Trail 2 east of Watersmeet - Good to Excellent Trail 2 west of Watersmeet - Good to Excellent with some icy corners Trail 13 south - Good to Excellent with some icy corners Trail 3 north - Good to Excellent and expect icy corners On the Cisco Chain here, please follow the orange barrels. We have both regular and super premium gas here and are located 1/2 mile north of the Thousand Island Lake Boat Landing. We are right on Thousand Island Lake Road on the east side of the road. If you're looking for accomodations, we have four great homes with 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms with plenty of amenities. We have a special of $35 per person per night plus tax (with a minimum per home) right now. If you have a large group, we can even offer lower rates per person. Please visit our website at www.thearrowsresort.com or call 906-358-4390 or cell 715-360-6650 (text also) for more information. We hope we can help. Trails are great. Our homes are great. The area is fantastic. It's time to make plans now! Carole
Carole Yakel of The Arrows <info@thearrowsresort.com>
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:55:27 (PST)
Hi Everyone ~ We haven't had much in the way of change. Last weekend brought hundreds of sledders to our trails and area trails. Our trails held up well until the weather warmed up. Even though our groomers continued grooming, it didn't take many sleds to pass over the newly-groomed trails before they were rough again. They gave it their all. A six-hour trail grooming job took over ten hours because of all the sleds! But the holiday and the warm are over, and with lots of TLC by the Watersmeet U. P. Thunder Riders, our trails are back to at least very good now. I am concerned that we are going to have a little warm up again this weekend...one day up to around 34 degrees. With less traffic and colder nights, we should hang in there fine though. If you are looking for accommodations, please let us know. We have four terrific homes here on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain. We have been offering some great rates, so please let us give you a quote for your upcoming sledding get away. You can rent a big home with all kinds of amenities for $35 or less plus tax per person (with a minimum number of people). We have openings each week now, so please visit our website at www.thearrowsresort.com or call me at 906-358-4390 or cell or text at 715-360-6650. Thanks much for visiting our report. We hope you'll come up soon to enjoy the beautiful Watersmeet area. Carole
Carole Yakel from The Arrows on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain <info@thearrowsresort.com>
Watersmeet, Michigan USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 12:00:52 (PST)
I haven't updated since nothing has changed here, but now the U. P. Thunder Riders groomers are saying our trail system in Watersmeet is excellent!!! It was time to update and get the word out there! What a fantastic time to come up and enjoy. Our really cold weather has really helped. It's now going to get out of the really cold to some easier to deal with temps. We received a half inch of snow today. We have about 20" of hard packed snow now. It is the perfect time to get out there and ride. We still have a couple homes open for this weekend, so if you're looking for a place to stay, just give us a call. We would like to help. Our number is 906-358-4390 (cell or text is 715-360-6650). We are located just four miles over the Wisconsin border in the U. P. We have some great homes to offer for your stay. Let us know if we can help. Thanks much for visiting our report. We hope your plans will include a stay here on Thousand Island Lake on the awesome Cisco Chain. Happy sledding! Carole
Carole Yakel from The Arrows on the Cisco Chain <info@thearrowsresort.com>
Watersmeet, Michigan USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 18:30:26 (PST)
Hi Everyone! Happy 2015! We are so happy to report that our Watersmeet trail system is in terrific shape. The U. P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet have our trails in very good to excellent shape...smooth and groomed daily or nightly. The heavy traffic is gone from the holiday season, and riding is awesome! We got about 3" of new snow yesterday followed by -20 degrees (actual temps). It may be cold out there, but it sure has helped to set up our trails and freeze up any wet spots that we had before. Continuing cold (not quite that cold but still cold) is predicted for the rest of the week with some snows possibly many days. It doesn't get much better than this! We have openings every week now and are renting at discount rates. We are located between Watersmeet and Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin about 3 1/2 miles to the west on Thousand Island Lake of the beautiful Cisco Chain. We are on a access trail and also have access by the lakes to the main trail. We have beautiful homes where you have plenty of amenities. We invite you to visit our website at www.thearrowsresort.com to get more information on our places here. Just give us a call at 906-358-4390, and we'll be happy to give you a quote for your stay. If you get a group together, we can offer you rates between $25 and $35 per person per night. You can have a beautiful home for hotel rates! We hope you'll give us a try soon. We'll keep the snow and the cold coming! Our groomers will keep the trails in great shape! We hope you'll be loading your sleds up soon to head our way! Thanks much for visiting our trail report and hope to see you soon. Carole
Carole Yakel of The Arrows <info@thearrowsresort.com>
Watersmeet, Michigan - Monday, January 05, 2015 at 12:36:22 (PST)
Happy New Year! We've had a little more snow since our 9" a few days ago, but we have also gotten some really cold weather. It was down to -10 and -15 degrees the past couple of nights. The groomers have been out night and day to keep up with the holiday traffic here. With everything all coming together, they are now reporting trails to be good to very good and excellent!!! How great is that? Wet spots are freezing up, but please still keep an eye out and use caution out there. Our snowmobilers here have been out there putting on lots of miles and having a great time. Reports from them are all super, too. We hope you'll be able to put a trip together very soon. Just let us know if we can help. We have openings each week now. If you can come up for a couple days or a week or more, we would love to help. Visit our website at www.thearrowsresort.com or call 906-358-4390. We'll keep the snow and cold coming. Get your sleds ready and enjoy the beautiful Watersmeet and U. P. areas. We wish you a happy and healthy 2015 and plenty of safe sledding! Carole
Carole Yakel from The Arrows <info@thearrowsresort.com>
- Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 17:37:12 (PST)
Hi Everyone ~ We are so happy to report that we just received another 9" or so of great snow in the past couple of days. Our groomers are out their daily, and all trails are reported in good condition. There are some wet spots that should be drying up soon with the cold that is setting in right now. The wet spots were on Trail 2 West and 13 South. Please use caution on Trail 3 south of Bond Falls where there is a wet spot in the middle of the trail. The groomers are out there daily or nightly, so please use caution also when you encounter them on the trail. They do have the right of way and are out there making our trails the best they can be for you. If you have any questions, just give me a call at 906-358-4390. Visit our website for more area information, too, at www.thearrowsresort.com. Thanks much. We hope you'll come up soon and enjoy a great stay here! Happy New Year and Safe Sledding. Carole
Carole Yakel from The Arrows on the Cisco Chain <info@thearrowsresort.com>
- Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 21:40:24 (PST)
Our year started out great with fantastic snow. Our U. P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet were able to get out grooming on the first day of the snowmobile season, December 1. We had good trails especially for early season. Then we had several days of thawing. What an unwelcome event! But today we have gotten about 5" of new snow so far with more predicted yet tonight and tomorrow. Our groomers were going out tonight to pan and see how things were. We are back into the 20s at the highest for the coming week with 5 to teens for nighttime temps. I will report back as soon as there's more information from the groomers. We hope to have great trails again soon! Please do not go on the area lakes yet until they are safe. Please check with the locals before venturing out there until we get more cold here. Thanks much for checking out our report. If you're looking for a great private home for your upcoming adventures to the Watersmeet area, we would like to invite you to give us a call or visit our website at www.thearrowsresort.com. We are on Thousand Island Lake of the beautiful Cisco Chain and have four great private homes. Happy Holidays and Safe and Happy Sledding! Enjoy.... Carole
Carole Yakel from The Arrows <info@thearrowsresort.com>
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 21:45:17 (PST)
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