Snowmobile hubs for Northern Michigan sledders are the hot spots for eating, drinking and kicking back in community with fellow sledders of the trail. Arranged generally from south to north, plan your next Northern Michigan vacation along this route of restaurants and pubs.
Lost Pines Lodge Harrietta, 231.389.2222, lostpinelodge.com, bar, restaurant, rooms, chalets, gas
Crossroads Grill Harrietta, 231.389.2239, food and spirits
Yuma Bar Cadillac, 231.389.2200, food, spirits, entertainment Fri & Sat night
Bucksnort Bar Mesick, 231.885.2314, food, spirits, homemade soups
Sparks Restaurant Mesick, 231.885.1675, facebook, smoked meats, homemade cinnamon rolls & more
Hideaway Mancelona (Starvation Lake), 231.587.1052, food and spirits
The Swamp Frederic, 989.348.8816, food and spirits
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge, Alanson, 231.548.5000, staffords.com/crookedriverlodge, lodging
Special thanks to longtime snowmobile devotee Bill Gay for several of the wayside recommendations.