Snowmobiles, sleds, snowmachines, whatever you call them, they are fun. While growing up in the Upper Peninsula, we had snowmobiles (that is what we decided to call them). We would ride them around our house and once we turned to the magical age of 12, the world opened up as we could ride them to meet up with friends or hit the trails.
Fast forward to now and we haven't been snowmobiling that often and we don't have our own snowmobiles. After some planning, we were off to Sault Ste. Marie. We found that snowmobiles could be rented from UP North Sled Rental. We geared up and walked in to get our snowmobiles for the day. That is when we realized we weren't in the best gear for a day of snowmobiling. Luckily for us, UP North Sled Rental also provides proper jackets, pants and helmets. After a quick change of gear and grabbing a map, we were ready to go.
We took off to get on Trail #8, which would bring us from Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley. Our goal was to get to Mission Hill and take in the views. The trails were in awesome condition and recent snowfall made for amazing scenery!
We came upon an intersection with trail maps. After reviewing the map, we realized we had missed a turn to get to Mission Hill so we turned around and found what we believed to be the correct trail. We could tell that we were going up a gradual incline while winding through the trail. We made it to the top of Mission Hill. If you have never been here, there are amazing views of Spectacle Lake, Monocle Lake and Lake Superior. Depending on the time of year, you can watch freighters passing in the distance.
After spending some time taking in the views and getting some good photographs, we got back on the sleds (by this time we felt like we could call them sleds) and made our way back to Sault Ste. Marie.
This was a great time. If you have any questions about our trip, fell free to comment or reach out. Check out our full adventure here!
For a recap of our trip, check out our recent podcast here.