Your Boulder Junction snowmobile guide

January 20, 2020

What you’ve got: a sled and a full tank of gas. What we’ve got: your connection to thousands of miles of snowmobile trails throughout the Northwoods. Boulder Junction is a great hub for your snowmobiling adventures in Vilas County and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Here’s what to know before you go.

Big question: Do you have snow?
Good question! Boulder Junction is located in Vilas County in northern Wisconsin, on the edge of the Lake Superior snowbelt, which means lots of snow—more than 6 feet of the fluffy white stuff every year on average. To see the latest conditions, check out our snow reports page or take a look at our webcam.

Where are the trails?
Everywhere, my friend. More than 100 miles of snowmobile trails—regularly groomed by the fine folks at the Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club—spread from downtown throughout the Northwoods and into nearby communities like Sayner-Star Lake, Manitowish Waters, Winchester and Presque Isle.

You can find a snowmobile map in our online visitor guide or pick up a copy at the Chamber of Commerce and several restaurants and shops in downtown Boulder Junction.

Need a place to park your trailer for a daytrip? Learn more here.

What if I’ve never snowmobiled before?
Don’t worry—if you’re interested in learning about snowmobiling, we’re here to show you the ropes. Visit our Snowmobiling 101 page to get the inside scoop on how to get started snowmobiling in Boulder Junction. You’ll learn what to pack and what to wear on your snowmobiling trip, the rules of the trails, how to read a snowmobile trail map and more.

Need a sled? Snowmobile rentals are available at Boulder Marine Center.

Are there lodging properties on the trails? How about restaurants?
You betcha. Book at stay at one of these trailside resorts or take advantage of special snowmobiling lodging packages at properties throughout Boulder Junction.

Here’s a look at some trailside restaurants where snowmobilers can fuel up and some can’t-miss bars and restaurants you should hit up on your next snowmobile adventure.