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Go Ride: Spending A Week In The U.P.

By Nick Longworth

Overlooking the Au Train river via sled. 

All last week one office at the Snow Goer headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota, sat empty.

It wasn’t the result of any unexpected layoffs, illnesses or accidents – quite the opposite, actually. With a wealth of amazing trails and a town full of people and businesses willing to promote every inch of them, we set our sights toward, Munising, Michigan as a riding destination.

We arrived Sunday, January 27, and stayed at the Pictured Rocks Inn and Suites, thanks to the accommodations and overwhelming patronage provided by those we partnered with. Considering the Pictured Rocks had a large lot already full of trailers and a grocery and gas stations across the street (not to mention a Hardees) – we had a feeling that we were in for a treat. As the week went on, it was clear our gut instincts were not wrong.

Sleds parked outside the Brownstone Inn. Click to enlarge.

Although the weather was as cold as the trails were smooth, we cruised through Alger County’s amazing trail system to see sights of natural beauty such as the Miner’s Castle in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the beautiful, long trails of the Hiawatha National Forest. We had the privilege of eating at local establishments recommended as pitstops by our readers, including the Jack Pine Lodge, Brownstone Inn, 387 Restaurant and Johnny Dogs. We were also fortunate enough to schedule a ride-along with a local groomer from the Alger County SORVA.

A full-length detailed feature will appear in an issue of Snow Goer next season, covering in detail our four-day, 500-mile excursion, so be sure to keep an eye on your subscription… But until that issue arrives for you, there’s still plenty of time to write your own story, so get out and ride tonight!

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