Brochures available and local management team has extensive knowledge of the area activities and events, festivities, and places to visit. Also, visit the Michigan DNR website for more information and for trail permits.
We are located off trail #2 in the western zone of the Upper Peninsula. Trail #2 is a key link to all the Upper Peninsula East and West Trails. We have ample parking room for your trailers and other gear.
You will need an annual trail permit which costs approximately $48 for the 2017-2018 season. You can visit Upper Peninsula Snowmobiling for trail information.
Trail permits are available locally (we do not issue trail permits).
Trail maps are provided at the motel.
ATV/ORV riders and Mountains Bikers ATV/ORV riding is a big sport in the Upper Peninsula, with hundreds of miles of trails. You will need an annual trail permit which costs approximately $36.25 for the 2017-2018 season. Michigan's public Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) trail/route system provides four types of riding opportunities: motorcycle trails, all terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, ORV routes which are open to all Secretary of State licensed vehicles, and scramble areas. In the Upper Peninsula, it is legal for ORVs to operate on state forest roads as well as the designated trail system, unless a specific state forest road is posted closed to ORV use.
It is legal to ride snowmobiles and ATVs on all of Wakefield and Bessemer streets, and parts of Ironwood & Marenisco streets.
Big Snow Resort
Ski Indianhead and Blackjack mountains
500 Indianhead Road, Wakefield, MI 49968
Big Powderhorn Mountain
Powderhorn Road, Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: 906.932.4838 or 800.501.7669
Other local ski attractions
Copper Peak Ski Jump in Ironton. Open summer and winter with tons of events and activities
Mt. Zion Ski Hill in Ironwood. Offers skiing and tubing - the best in the area for tubing. Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College.
White Cap Mountain in Upson, WI. About 40 miles from our motel.
Waterfalls within minutes
The U.P. is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 300 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops.
Baker's Falls (Gabbro Falls) is less than a mile away
Nawadaha Falls is just outside of Wakefield
Visit this site for information on the area's waterfalls and mountain scenes, with descriptions and directions to get there.
Big Carp River, Lake of the Clouds area, Porcupine Mountains, UP Michigan.
This the Big Carp river in the Big Carp valley. This valley is an undisturbed virgin forest. It is flowing out of the Lake in the Clouds westward toward Lake Superior.
Photo Courtesy Linda Carter.