101 Great Trailside Pitstops: Read, Then Nominate

Lava Mountain Lodge in Wyoming

Before COVID stalled out some of our ability to visit trailside pitstops last winter, the often humble, mom-and-pop restaurants and bars that are found along the snowmobile trail system have been a vital part of snowmobiling culture. They are a great place to eat some delicious home made food while you warm up and trade stories with fellow riders.

Below, you will find the 101 Great Snowmobile Pitstops story as it appeared in the February 2020 issue of Snow Goer magazine. Breeze through it and see how many of these great places you’ve been to. THEN — and this is the important part — give us your nomination/suggestion for this winter’s list of Great Pitstops. Tell us the name and location of one of your favorites and a brief reason why it stands out, just like the nominations you see below — either by emailing us at jprusak@snowgoer.com or by merely filling out the “Comments” box on the bottom of this story.

Feel free to re-nominate any of the places mentioned below, but we’re also always looking for new destinations. No more than three nominations per person, please. Thanks.

101 Great Snowmobile Pitstop

Even the heartiest of trail riders need to stop sometime

Whether it’s for a bite to eat or fuel in the tank, a great pitstop can provide the break you need to turn your trip from good to great. Often found off-the-beaten-path, these establishments are the real gem of the snowmobiling community.

Every year Snow Goer compiles the 101 Best Pitstops after soliciting nominations from those who know best – you! Cross-reference this list with where you’re headed, and set a goal to see how many you can visit.

Alaska

FORKS ROADHOUSE in Trapper Creek

“Food and music in the heart of snowmobiling Heaven.”

– Michelle LaRose; also nominated by Rob Moore

Colorado

HAHN’S PEAK ROADHOUSE in Clark

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“Great food with a diverse menu, ideal location, live music on weekends and every amenity a snowmobiler could want right on-site.” 

– John Prusak

ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN LODGE in Paonia

“Great ride-in lodge in a hugely scenic area. Food is always fantastic, lodging is always reasonable and the owners are ready to jump in to assist with everything.”

– Scott Jones

Idaho

MEADOW CREEK LODGE in Island Park

“Typically standing room only during lunch hours with nothing but excited snowmobilers talking about the ride in. They manage to find a way to snowmobile-in all the food and supplies to keep everyone having a great time; it’s a warm place to stop. Wood-fired heat makes it even a better atmosphere.”

– Brian Dick

Maine

TWO RIVERS LUNCH in Allagash

“Two Rivers has great comfort food, plus Darlene knows everything that’s going on with the trails (as she is very active in the local club and working on grants for the club).”

– Larry McCullough

Libby Camps in Maine

LIBBY CAMPS in Ashland

“The lodge, food and people are the best. I’ve never had a bad meal and the owner will bend over backwards to help you with whatever you might need.”

 – Tim Phinney; also nominated by Jon Cameron

WILDWOODS TRAILSIDE CABINS in Brownville

“Great atmosphere, food and lodging to snowmobilers. Service and hospitality are second to none.”

– Mike Grass; also nominated by Kathie Lee and the Ebeemee Snowmobile Club

R&M COUNTRY STORE in Eagle Lake
“Great home-cooked comfort food specials daily, plus the best pizza and burgers around. And they have gas pumps… A great place to stop fill your bellies and your sleds.”

– Donna Horrigan

LAKE PARLIN LODGE AND CABINS in Johnson Mountain Township

“They get about 10 feet of snow per season and have their own groomers keeping the trails up to snuff. It’s a great pitstop to catch a meal, restock on fuel or chat with locals about conditions.”

– Kirk Staples

RIVER DRIVER’S RESTAURANT & PUB in Millinocket

“Great food, right on the trail, lodging, upscale bar, gas and more.”

– Scott Lee

BLUE MOOSE LODGE in Monticello

“A great pitstop with great homemade food, very warm and cozy ambiance and the staff is awesome.”

– Mitch McNulty

Blue Moose in Maine

SHIN POND VILLAGE in Mount Chase

“The people make it special. Blaine King and his family make sure everything you need is perfect – from the groomed trails to the lodging and food; it‘s the perfect location.”

– Derek Comeau

BOWLIN CAMPS LODGE in Patten

“Rustic, remote location – a sporting camp with excellent fuel, food and trails. A cabin built in 1895 is still standing. Popular bear, moose and bird hunting, shooting range and fishing on the East Branch of the Penobscot.”

– Mike Haggerty

DEAN’S MOTOR LODGE in Portage

“Great food, great people and great location.”

-Albert Sionni; also nominated by Dave Hallett

PITTSTON FARM in Rockwood

“Good food, gas, grooming and you can feed the local deer your leftovers.”

– David White; also nominated by Carol Davis

LAKEVIEW RESTAURANT in St. Agatha

“Great food, great rooms and premium fuel. They are very active in the local club and even run one of the groomers.”

– Larry McCullough

HAWK’S NEST LODGE in West Forks

“From the roaring Dead River out the window, to the pleasantly surprising Thai food menu – it can’t be beat! The owners are extremely friendly and do all the work themselves. They deserve a nod.”

– Chris Johnson

Michigan

BROWNSTONE INN in Au Train

“Friendly service and a full menu right outside Munising and on the Alger County SORVA trail system.”

– Nick Longworth

ANTONIO’S RESTAURANT in Bergland

“Amazing breakfast with large portions – you will never leave hungry. Best food around town and the staff is super friendly. Located right on the snowmobile trail in town.”

– MaKenzie Long; also nominated by Alex Dreznes

BAY MILLS RESORT & CASINOS in Brimley

“Great view with a large seating area, plus a casino.”

– Roger Paras

FOGGY’S STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE in Christmas

“The best food west of Munising, you can’t beat the food and Yooper hospitality.”

– Jim Duke

Hideaway Bar in Michigan

THE MARINER NORTH RESORT in Copper Harbor

“Great food and really nice place to stop after going through Copper Harbor in the U.P.”

– Matt Semmen, also nominated by Jamie Zelm

EAGLE HARBOR INN in Eagle Harbor, Michigan

“It’s small and clean, and the variety on the menu is spectacular, including pizza with lobster on it.”

– Dick Decker, also nominated by Jamie Zelm

THE DUNES SALOON LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING CO in Grand Marais

“A lot of good meals and right across from the gas station – always welcomes snowmobilers.”

-Ray Podvorec

THE UP NORTH LODGE in Gwinn

“Very good food, service and exceptionally snowmobiler-friendly.”

– Ray Podvorec

BEAR BELLY BAR & GRILL in Lac Labelle

“This place is great because of all the amenities it has. They have a great menu of food, a great bar with several micro-brews on tap, gas and a convenience store. They also offer lodging as well. The staff is friendly and the food is very good.”

– Jamie Zelm

BIERE DE MAC BREW WORKS in Mackinaw City

“Gastro-pub style comfort food will satisfy the hungriest of appetites. Sled parking is ample, and there’s a cozy fireplace inside. Friendly staff and quick service.”

– Phil Siebigteroth

THE HIDEAWAY BAR in Mancelona

“Great atmosphere, great burger, fries and my favorite chicken noodle soup. On the trail in-between Grayling and Mancelona – well maintained groomed trails make the ride easy, smooth and beautiful.”

– Ed Klim

JACK PINE LODGE AND CAMPGROUND in Manistique

“I’ve stopped several times a season for the last 12 years and have never been disappointed with the great food they have, especially the burgers. Rustic atmosphere as it’s been there since the 1940s. On groomed trail with fuel on site.”

– Rick Tucker; also nominated by Nick Longworth

ROOT CELLAR LODGING in Marenisco

“Right on Lake Gogebic – excellent food and bar right on a snowmobile trail.”

– Chuck Colegrove

Old Milwaukee Club in Minnesota

HOOP’N HOLLER TAVERN in Merriweather

“This small bar and restaurant has an awesome Rueben sandwich; it’s a pretty popular joint and always a great experience. Best little joint in the western U.P.”

– Richard Slepicka

PINE STUMP JUNCTION in Newberry

“Great ride-in no matter which direction you come from. I love it when it’s busy and full of sleds. Food and atmosphere are excellent. Top notch hospitality.”

– Bob Dockham; also nominated by Joe Dekar and Mike Keith

OLD TAVERN INN in Niles

“When the lake effect snow kicks up and the trails are open for business, the Old Tavern Inn (or the ‘OTI’) is usually packed with snowmobilers. Right on one of the Four Flags Snowmobile Club trails, and is extremely sled-friendly. It’s also the oldest business in Michigan still operating in its original building – dating back to 1835! The menu features the usual fare, but it’s most well know for its incredible ham sandwiches and goulash.”

– Chris Riley

TAHQUAMENON FALLS BREWERY & PUB in Paradise

“Near Lake Superior in the eastern U.P. – ‘The falls’ flow rate is around 7,000 gallons per second so they are pretty impressive, but to be perfectly honest the restaurant is the real reason I love the stop; always good food and their own brewed root beer!”

– Brad Plett

BEAR TRAP INN in Shingleton

“A fine place to stop for lunch or dinner. It is located in Trail 8 between Munising and Grand Marais.”

– Len Neisler

THE TANGLEWOOD INN in Shingleton

“Great food and great salad bar!”

– Bernard Marucci

MOSQUITO INN in Toivola

“A wood stove plus racks and hooks for you to dry your gear. Good staff, food, music and right off the trail.”

-Leif Gustafson

Dean’s Motor Lodge in Maine

THE THIRSTY STURGEON in Wolverine

“Great food, beverages and atmosphere. You can head to the Mackinac Bridge, go to the U.P. or head south to Gaylord, Kalkaska or Grayling.”

– Eric Richard; also nominated by Tim Bowen and Sheryl Marsh

MINNESOTA

LAKEVIEW INN in Aitkin

“Best burgers around!”

– Paul Hein

VOYAGAIRE LODGE in Crane Lake

“Heck of a fun destination riding through Voyageurs Park, and the king cut prime rib is massive and delicious!”

– Matt Prusak; also nominated by Lisa Barsness

CEDAR CHEST RESTAURANT AND BAR in Crosslake

“Great ribs! When the lot is full all with locals during the week, you know this is the place to go on the weekend! It looks small, but it is two levels overlooking the lake and the staff is so much fun; they treat you like family.”

– Dave Guenther

ZORBAZ in Detroit Lakes

“Ride from the trail, across the lake and right up to the door. Amazing food with lots of room!”

– Brian Davidson

TRESTLE INN in Finland

“No great pitstop list would be complete without the Trestle – it’s perfectly located right off of the Tomahawk Trail, has cool backwoods ambience, good burgers and was started by a snowmobiling legend.”

– John Prusak

LEAF VALLEY MERCANTILE BAR & GRILL in Garfield

“Located a few miles north of Alexandria and right on the trail system. Great burgers and food, always sleds parked out front and a welcoming attitude!”

– Jeff Oberg

HUNGRY JACK LODGE & CAMPGROUND in Grand Marais

“On the Gunflint Trail – great lodging, food and staff!”

– Jason Zimmer

KNOTTED PINE INN AND TAVERN in Isabella

“Old and rustic, wood stoves, places to dry your gear and very cozy with pizza and premium gas. A Godsend in the Superior National Forest and a snowmobiling oasis in cold country.”

– Leif Gustafson

Zorbaz in Minnesota

ANCHORAGE INN in Longville

“Centrally located with easy access to the Longville, Remer and Outing areas, it’s a great pitstop when riding in the region. Has a great staff, plenty of space and a lot of helmet hooks! Can’t go wrong with their pizza or burgers. Plus, gas onsite to add to the convenience.”

– Jeff Jacobsen

TIMBERWOLF INN in Marcell

“Beautiful bar with great food and some of the state’s best trails.”

– Paul Hein

JACK’S SHACK in McGregor

“Broasted chicken that’s so good it’s worth a special trip. A quarter chicken will feed most people, but go for the half as long as you are there. Fun staff and patrons to keep you entertained as well.”

– Jeff Jacobsen

ROUGH CUT GRILL AND BAR in Milaca

“This is a great place to park and ride from in central Minnesota. Owner is a snowmobile nut to boot and has quite a collection of sleds. The ‘smokin’ pork fries’ are a must have when you stop.  Gas station right next door as well.”

– Mark Rosacker

PINEHURST RESORT in Naytahwaush

“Centrally located on many great trails! The resort hosts many events for the local club and also hosts the Snodeo ice races! They have gas and a convenience store.”

– Brian Davidson

ASH TRAIL LODGE in Orr

“The best place to get an awesome meal, tasty drinks and there is always fuel, oil, belts and more – located on the Ash Trail.” 

– Jodi Jewell

LOBOS BAR & GRILL in Park Rapids

“Great riding destination in the Itasca State Park Area! Some days you will see a couple hundred sleds. After a fire last year it has been rebuilt and will again be a great stop!”

– Brian Davidson; also nominated by Nick Longworth

OLD MILWAUKEE CLUB SALOON & EATERY in Pequot Lakes

“Gas, food and a store – I can remember going there on the back of my mom’s 1975 TX 500 when I just added cornering counterweight for her! It’s still a popular place 45 years later! Mason jar beverages and great burgers are the food of choice.”

– Marty Sampson

ICE CRACKING LODGE AND RESORT in Ponsford

“My group’s riding destination for years! Fun and easy trail ride to get to. They also have gas and great food – I suggest the thunder burger!”

– Brian Davidson; also nominated by Nick Longworth

SAL’S ANGUS GRILL in Stillwater

“The perfect destination point for snowmobilers on a day ride in the east Twin Cities metro area. Great appetizers to share with your friends and even a 1.5 pound cheeseburger – the Buddy Burger – if you’re really hungry. I go right to the comfort food menu where you will get one of the finest hot beef, turkey or meat loaf sandwiches with mashed potatoes and smothered in their homemade gravy. You won’t be disappointed!” 

– Scott Eilertson

FORTUNE BAY RESORT & CASINO in Tower

“Fun, food, lodging, events, central snowmobile location and local fun run support.”

Pinehurst Resort in Minnesota

– Lisa Barsness

MUGG’S OF MILLE LACS in Wahkton

“If you want to see an example of owners who are 100 percent supportive of snowmobiling look no further. Great trails maintained by a great club right out the door. Try the peanut butter and jelly burger or come to the ‘S.N.O.W.Fest’ – you will not be disappointed.”

– Mark Rosacker

Montana

ANTLERS LODGE in Cooke City

“Wonderful food, good drinks and tons of friendly snowmobilers.”

-T.J. Krob

MINERS SALOON in Cooke City

“A popular snowmobile bar with great pizza.”

– Jason Erickson

WILD WEST PIZZERIA & SALOON in West Yellowstone

“Great pizza and chicken wings, plus a friendly bar staff.”
– Jeff Oberg

New Hampshire

SWIFT DIAMOND RIDERS WARMING HUT/CLUBHOUSE in Stewartstown

“Open for breakfast and lunches on weekends January through March, this place has it all – a great menu, 24/7 gas, onsite parking and immediate access to fabulous trails.”

– Dan Gould

BACK RUB PUB & LODGE in Pittsburg

“The atmosphere during the season is all about snowmobilers; you’re always surrounded by riders telling all of the great stories. The food is excellent and the friendly service is second to none. When you drive by there is always a parking lot full of snowmobiles and trailers.”

– Nick Vosinek

New York

TAILWATER LODGE ALTMAR in Altmar

“One of my favorites on the trail, we usually ride up one night during the week after work for dinner! They have awesome food (coming from a restaurateur), and the ambiance is very woodsy and comfortable for all patrons.”

– Randy Beach

HIGHMARKET INN & SPORTS in Constableville

“Not only are they the most hospitable place to eat on the Tug Hill plateau, but Mike also saved our Expedition twice last season!”

-Robert O’Donnell

NORRIDGEWOCK HOTEL in Eagle Bay

“Only accessed by snowmobile in the winter months; great food, atmosphere and awesome owners. Overnight housing available and gas onsite. Beautiful ride to it on an old railway or across a small reservoir – just a very cool spot tucked away in the woods!”

– Kevin Darcy

CHARLIE’S INN JUNCTION CAMPGROUND in Harrietstown

“Right on the main trail, good food and good people; 24-hour gas and rooms and cabins available trailside.”

– Rick Craft

TUG HILL HOOK AND LADDER in Lowville

“Great food and atmosphere on Tug Hill!”

– Greg Renninger

LONG HORN RESTAURANT & PUB in Luzerne

“They cater to snowmobilers and the food is excellent. They always have great specials. The homemade soups served in a bread bowl are perfect to warm you up before you hit the trail again if you aren’t lucky enough to get a seat by one of their two fireplaces.”

– Pete Aitkin; also nominated by Ed Ford

Shamrock Pun N Eatery in Wisconsin

DAIKER’S in Old Forge

“I love the fireplace, beautiful view of the lake and it’s right off the trail.”

– Melissa Orlins; also nominated by Jason Pope

CEDAR LODGE in Parishville

“Great food and very snowmobile friendly – always a stop on each ride!”

– Dan Manor

North Dakota

PAIN RELIEVER in Nekoma

“Complete strangers will be welcomed like long-time friends. They have amazing food and the motto is ‘you won’t leave hungry.’  If you plan to ride while the grill isn’t turned on all you need to do is call ahead and they are happy to get it warmed up.”

– Chase Heck

Pennsylvania

MCKEAN TAVERN in McKean

“Tim Weaver and his crew at the tavern are always ready to help out our club the Mckean Snowriders by offering free lunches to the groomer operators and helping promote our annual poker run – definitely the best place in town!”

– Steve Danylko

THE FRIENDLY INN in Roulette

“In the Pennsylvania snowmobiling mecca of ‘God’s Country’ – Potter County. An ideal pit stop that has a dining room with a great wood stove, as well as a barroom featuring a pool table. Particularly tasty are their soups and battered fries. The service is true to the name – friendly!”

– Bob Kirchner

South Dakota

MT. MEADOW STORE AND CAMPGROUND in Hill City

“An oasis on the south end of the Black Hills trail network where you can get decent food, fuel and supplies in the little convenience store.”

– Steve Lovell; also nominated by Wendy Siroshton

Vermont

DERBY COW PALACE in Derby

“Located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, this snowmobile hangout is located immediately off of the trail. Always been known for its elk, which is raised on property and the log home feel of the lodge style décor. The menu caters to everyone and the parking lot is always jammed with snowmobiles.”

– Nick Vosinek

ESSEX HOUSE AND TAVERN in Island Pond

“The snowmobile capital of Vermont in the center of a small quaint town that caters to sledders of all ages. The restaurant is housed inside a fully renovated hotel that is locally owned. The staff is beyond friendly and exceptionally supportive of the local club, the Brighton Snowmobile club.”

– Joe Maida; also nominated by Nick Vosinek

CHEZ PIDGEON RESTAURANT in Norton

“Probably the oldest and most recognizable name in the Northeast Kingdom for snowmobilers. Located right on the Canadian border, this restaurant is all about sledding. Pub style dining in an open setting. Parking lot is always jammed with sleds on the weekends. The trails are wide and smooth going in and out of this hot spot known for its heavy snowfall.”

– Nick Vosinek

Wisconsin

EDDIE’S BAR & GRILL in Athens

“Right on the trail with great food and service at a more than fair price. Their breakfasts will fill you up for a whole day of riding.”

– Eric Vogel; also nominated by Jason Lepak and Ron Van Langen

GRANARY RESTAURANT in Boulder Junction

“Plenty of room for our gear and our rear, and lots of parking, too. Just a fun place where the staff is always happy to see you and the food is great. Their motto is, ‘Making Sassy great again’ – and they are!”

– Pamela Hoffman

Willys Still in Wisconsin

OTTER BAY RESORT in Cable

“Great burgers, cold beer, gas and awesome, friendly employees.”

– Joseph Check

PLA-MOR BAR & RESTAURANT in Cable

“Serves the biggest wings you’ve ever seen!”

– Chuck Colegrove

BAUER’S DAM RESORT in Conover

“One of the cleanest cabins we’ve stayed at in the Northwoods – great food and homemade soups.”

-Gerry Meier

GREENHILLS LOG CABIN in Conover

“Great pizza and a wonderful atmosphere.”

– Jeff Stueland

TIJAN’S 12 PINES in Eagle River
“Known for years for their pizza, it’s a great local place that has the Catfish Lake Trail going right through its parking lot.”

– Todd Achterberg

LOUIE’S LANDING in Hayward

“Awesome food and Jack the owner is the area’s groomer and trail boss and always has an actual trail report.”

– Dan Stromer


WILLY’S STILL in Hurley

“Very welcoming and always a great time. The Willy’s burger is delicious!”

– Nichole Cooley; also nominated by Anthony Oechsner, Rodney Martin, Nikki Petranek and Drew Guelzow

JOANY’S SIDEKICKS in Knight

“Great food, good music, good times and gas onsite. Try the homemade pizza and Sidekicker sandwich.”

– Jason Jedele

SHAMROCK PUB N’ EATERY in Lake Tomahawk

“Right on the main trail and you can park about 400 sleds directly across the street, which is not uncommon to see. The food is excellent including many unique items not found in most eateries. A popular destination for over 50 years.”

– Dan Ehler

BENT’S CAMP RESORT in Land O’ Lakes

“Excellent food and service. It’s right by the border of the U.P. and they do a great radar run that thousands of people come out for every year.”

– Matt Semmen

THE BOATHOUSE in Minocqua

“This place is great because it’s easy access from the lake, trail or road, great menu selections and full bar.” 

– Jamie Zelm

YUKON 51 in Oma

“One of the best snowmobile pitstops! Great food, gas, cold and hot drinks all in one stop!” 

– Doralyn Thomas; also nominated by Jeff Pickhardt

BIRCHES in Park Falls

“The same family has owned it for almost 70 years – best pizza north of Chicago; great service, beautiful accommodations, views, ample parking and fuel onsite.”

– Scott Kurinsky

SKYVIEW LODGE & SUPPER CLUB in Presque Isle

“Right on a snowmobile trail, Rick and Christine are terrific hosts and are very involved the local snowmobile club. The food is great, and you may want to ask about Christine’s homemade ice cream grasshopper!”

– Chuck Colegrove

YACHT CLUB in Presque Isle

“Friendly people, good food and cozy atmosphere.”

– Donald Plonsky

MOONDANCE BAR & GRILL in Rhinelander

“The menu has great staples like burgers and chicken paddles, but the best part is a rotating menu of homemade soups that are perfect for cold conditions. They do a wonderful job of handling large groups and rush hours.”

– Brad May

THE TIMBERS BAR AND GRILL in St. Germain

“Great food, excellent refreshments. Plenty of sled parking and great owners – smiles and fun all around.”

– Dave Scanavino

BEHNKE’S BUCKSNORT RESORT in Tripoli

“One of the best pitstops you will visit – the food is great, but the atmosphere’s even better. Can’t wait, hope to be there in soon!”

– Steve Schlick

VALHALLA VIEW PUB & GRUB in Washburn

“24-hour fuel and good food in the middle of killer logging roads.”

– Brad Johnson

Wyoming

LAVA MOUNTAIN LODGE in Dubois

“It has it all – food, fuel, lodging, convenience store/gift shop, trailer parking, vacation rental cabins, easy highway access and trail access right out the front door.”

– James Jackson

73 thoughts on “101 Great Trailside Pitstops: Read, Then Nominate

  • Northern Maine Brewing Company
    Caribou Maine

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  • Eddie’s Bar and Grill
    Athens Wisconsin
    Hands down the #1 breakfast right on the trail! The price and portion can’t be beat!

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    • Willys Still, Hurley,Wi

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  • I would like to nominate The Washburn Club House of the Washburn Snowmobile Club in Washburn Maine… For a 101 Top Trailside Pitstop… Located in Aroostook County Maine… An untraditional nomination… probably! BUT one worth mentioning…

    The Washburn Snowmobile Club boasts a strong team of club members that serve up fantastic breakfasts and lunches on weekends, some weekdays and extra days around holidays and even weeks during school holidays… and they also provide an AWESOME CLUB HOUSE FACILITY… for membership you gain 24/7 access with a key card to the club house… for shelter from severe weather… to a stop to warm up and rest…limited kitchen facilities and restrooms available.

    For us to travel and make this one of our stops…midweek… Our group of 14 riders pack up snacks, beverages and packable light lunch foods to share with each other… We linger, enjoy each other’s company in a clean, cozy good sized clubhouse… We have conversation with other members that stop in and swap snowmobile trail conditions and SLEDVENTURES!

    One of our favorite “Look forward to” stops…

    GREAT STOP… GREAT CLUB HOUSE AND EVEN GREATER CLUB MEMBERS!!!

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  • two guys sports bar central square ny current and vintage sled friendly grilled wings cold beer and a hot coal stove

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  • The Hoop hands down year around
    Willys still year around
    Shamrock year around
    Birches year around
    Foggys
    Antonio’s
    Timber’s st Germain
    Log cabin conover
    Bents
    Gooches boulder

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  • Thunder Bay Inn
    BigBay,MI

    Some of the best food in UP.Awesome Fireplace. Very friendly staff. A very interesting history and one of the best trails leading too it!

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  • Yukon 51 it’s a must stop on your Iron County ride.

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  • Hoop n holler bar,great place been going there since I was 8,great food and atmosphere

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  • Daikers in the Adirondacks!
    161 Daikers Cir, Old Forge, NY 13420

    Incredible trail side bar and restaurant. Met some great people and now long time friends there. Would recommend anyone up that way to swing by you will be more then happy you did!

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  • Daikers, Old Forge NY

    Fast service always pleasant, Great Bar Food, Large Seating Area

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  • The Pine Junction in Findley Lake NY is right on the main trail, and is paradise for snowmobilers. Gorgeous natural architecture, multiple bars, a diverse and delicious menu, all kept spotlessly clean by a super friendly staff. There’s even a covered outdoor fireplace lounge and room to park your trailers. Not just a place to grab food & drink, but a destination that you will plan trips around. It seriously does not get any better than this!

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  • Hands down Northern Outdoors – forks Maine restaurant and brewery!
    Amazing food, service and fresh brewed beer!

    Rivers Restaurant in Millinonket, Maine
    Top notch food!!

    Inn by the River- Forks Maine
    Service and food outstanding!

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  • Highmarket Inn in NY. Super friendly. Good food, clean and warm. You can gass up and get your sled repaired too.

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  • Highmarket Inn and Sports in Constableville N.Y.

    Mike and Jake are Tug Hill snowmobile keystones!

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  • Aeroplane Inn
    Honey Creek, IA
    This bar & grill has always been a destination in SW Iowa for snowmobiling. I have been riding to there since the 1980’s.

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  • Highmarket Inn n Shop are probably the best 2 places on the hill
    Food is great n the service is also
    The shop Mike has helped me out more times then I’d like but he’s always available

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  • Rogers Bar Watersmeet MI, Great chili, pizza and burgers. Sue and Greg Rogers are 3rd generation owners, super friendly atmosphere. Warm up by the wood fired barrel heater and hang your gloves and mask around it to dry. Just off trail 13 south of trail 2, on Old Highway 2. Always a stop when we head to the UP of Michigan.

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    • Chase Creek Smokehouse in Chase Michigan! It’s right on the White Pine Trail, super easy access for snowmobiles. They have the BEST smoked food in the area. It’s 100 percent worth the stop, and needs to be on this list!

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  • Willie’s still is the best hideaway in northern Wisconsin just outside of Hurley no more whitley burgers but the pizzas are great I grew up in Chicago and I know good pizza

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  • High market inn, timber view lodge, or Tug hill Hideaway. All tug hill NY

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  • Yukon 51, Heart of the trails on 17 half way between Mercer and Hurley

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  • Brownstone Inn
    AuTrain, MI

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  • I would enthusiastically nominate Highmarket Inn and Sports in Constableville, NY
    Proprietors Mike and Jake run the Inn and repair shop.They are located in the snow belt Capitol of the northeast and are as nice a couple as you will ever meat. Great food, great service, and a top notch repair shop. Can’t miss!.

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  • I meant to write “as you will ever MEET!!!
    Anyway, you know what I mean!

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  • High Market Inn Tug Hill NY. Will feed ya and fix ya if needed [shop on premise]. Great all year for ATV riding as well!!

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  • Listons bar and grill
    Old north rd
    Worthington Massachusetts

    Pub 116
    Plainfield Massachusetts

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  • Chase Creek Smokehouse in Chase Michigan. Right on the trail east of Baldwin on US 10.

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  • Chase Creek smoke house
    Reed city michigan

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  • Our place. Finland Minnesota. Great breakfast. Lunch. Supper. Cold beer. Friendly people.

    Skyport lodge/Raven lounge. Devils Track MN near Grand Marais. Right along trail. Great food. Great people. And great times.

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  • Chase Creek Smokehouse
    Chase MI 49623

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  • Essex House. Island Pond Vermont

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  • Pine Stump Junction has amazing pizza and burgers. Excellent lodging cottages, gasoline pump, great service and snowmobilers are always welcome. Great location, in and out easily.

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  • Henrys Neve Inn Rockland Mi
    Great food
    Mosquito Inn Tivola Mi
    Root celler Mi
    Bonnies Lakeside Three Lakes wi

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  • Annie’s Kozy Kitchen
    Wellston, Mi

    Amazing hospitality and breakfast at portion sizes and prices you won’t believe. You won’t leave there hungary! Best kept secret in lower Michigan.

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  • Chase Creek Smokehouse in Chase Mi.
    It’s right on the trail, west of Reed City,Mi
    Great food and drink!

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  • Timberview Lodge in Turin NY, Tug Hill area. Great atmosphere and food. Also great view of the valley. They also have nice rooms. They’re little of the beaten path but they are our go to lunch spot.

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  • The Retreat on trail 6 between Winchester and Presque Isle WI. Awesome little spot, great food, and owners.

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  • Annie’s Kozy Kitchen! Best Breakfast you will ever have! Get the Kozy cake it’s a pancake the size of a large pizza.

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    • Wellston, Michigan

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  • Annie’s Kozy Kitchen

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  • Annie’s Kozy kitchen is a must stop! You better be hungry! In Welston on M55

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  • Annie’s Kosy Kitchen in Wellston, Michigan Best breakfast on the planet!!

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  • Annie’s Kozy Kitchen in Wellston MI has the atmosphere and prices to please! Large servings great service. A must stop for anyone close in the area!

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  • Sayner Pub in Sayner Wisconsin.

    Best bloody Marys! and the food is outstanding! It’s what the North Woods are all about!

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  • Willy’s still! Awesome stop!

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  • Willys Still on Island Lake, WI. Always a good time; year-round!!!! The outside fire adds to the experience.

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  • Willy’s Still on Island Lake in Hurley, Wisconsin
    It’s the Happiest Place on Earth in the middle of Paradise
    Great bartenders and the owner will make you laugh so hard you never forget this place!

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  • Willey’s Still- great times

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  • Willy’s Still on Island Lake Hurley, Wi. In the center of Iron County. Over 350 miles of daily maintained trails. Stop in for Food, Drink, Gas and friendly people. Willy’s Still on Facebook.

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  • Willy’s Still in Hurley, Wi.
    The best stop in all of WI/MI.

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  • Pain Reliever in Nekoma, ND.
    I’ve been going there since it opened! Great food, drinks and hospitality!!

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  • Pain Reliver, Nekoma, ND
    I’ve been going there since it opened!
    Great food, drinks and hospitality!

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  • Hoop N Holler Tavern is my all time favorite up north! Great food, great people, great atmosphere!

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  • AJs Walleye Lodge on the North Shore of Lake Gogebic. Newly built and opened in July 2020 with a private trail that takes you right to the main trails. Wood fired pizzas and Chicago – style sandwiches.

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  • One of the best pitstops you will visit – best wood fired pizza I’ve ever had and the view of Lake Gogebic is amazing.

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  • Highmarket Inn Tug Hill NY

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  • Willy’s still! The photo doesn’t do it any Justice! Always fun and there’s always a fire outside so you can keep your snow suit on and drink! Cleanest bathrooms on the trails! And you can fill up on gas or grab you a Willy’s Burger!

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  • AJ’s Walleye Lodge on the North Shore of Lake Gogebic. Wood fired pizza and great sandwiches. Amazing view and beautiful new restaurant.

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  • Willy’s Still in Hurley, WI. is an unforgettable place to stop. From the outside fire pit always going, to the friendly staff on the inside, you’ll have a great time and probably meet some great people while you are there. We have on many occasions!

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  • Willies Still on Island Lake Wisconsin is the best! The owner Rodney loves his people!!

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  • Pine Stump Bar and Grill, Pine Stump Junction Michigan.
    Friendly staff, in the middle of the snow belt with a lot of lake effect snow, fantastic food and cold beverages for after the days riding. Cabins on site. The owner even built an area for outside dining with heat and partially out of the weather last season during the Covid shut downs. The pizza is the best.

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  • The Little Fox in Big Moose (Old Forge) New York.

    With a newly renovated kitchen, the owner Beth is making some world class food. One great example is on Saturdays, one of the entries is an authentic Raman Noodle Bowl as good, or better, as I have had in any big city fine dining. Fresh ingredients and a skilled chef makes the Little Fox a gem along the trail

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  • The Little Fox Hotel
    Big Moose , NY

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  • Little Fox, Eagle Bay NY!! Delicious food and Beth is a wonderful host!!

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  • Little Fox!!! Great place!!!

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  • Pine Stump Junction Restaurant outside of Newberry, MI
    Always a destination to stop for great food with the family. Plenty of selections on the menu for everyone, but their pizza is always ordered by someone in our group to share. They also have a heated outdoor shelter, gas, and cabin rentals.

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  • The Little Fox in Big Moose has been on the Adirondack Snowmobile trail years before there was a trail! This place was the original Place to get warm and get a great meal on the Adirondack Snowmobile trail. Beth’s father Bill was an early pioneer and blazed many of the Trails from Utica to Big Moose. This Restaurant and Bar is a destination when Sledding across New York’s Central Adirondack region.

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  • The PitSop Bar and Grill in Greenland should added to the list. Great menu selection with the best burgers in the Western UPl. The staff is always on there “A” game.

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  • The Little Fox, Big Moose NY!

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