The Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway, Michigan
Upper Michigan Antique & Vintage Snowmobiles

Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Events
Welcome to The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Annual Snowmobile Events.  We currently hold two major antique snowmobile events annually that is suitable for the entire family:  The Annual Top of the Lake Swap Meet and the Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride.  Both are held in Naubinway, Michigan.  Naubinway has a uniqueness of character that provides a rich history of the region including a variety of ties to snowmobiling and winter sports.  Naubinway is located at the northern most tip of Lake Michigan in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, on US Hwy 2.

In 2016, the Museum added a new event:

Dec 14, 2019 - Join us for the fourth annual "Snowmobile the Mighty Mac" crossing of the Mackinac Bridge. All snowmobiles 25 years & older are welcome. They must have a legal registration or the Historic Registration, a wheel kit with at least 2" wheels, and no studs or cleats. A lunch will be included in the cost, at the Little Bear East Arena. Others not participating in the bridge crossing may purchase a lunch for $10. Call the St. Ignace Visitor's Bureau for registration and details - 906-643-6950. Registration will be online or by phone.

Award winners for the 3rd Annual "Snowmobile the Mighty Mac" Dec 15, 2018;

Farthest Traveled - Jim Budzinski, Marietta, GA

Best Wheel Kit - Mike Miles, Saugatuck, MI

Oldest Snowmobile - 1965 SkiDoo, Mike Agrusa, Mancelona, MI

Best Costume - Rich Hotz, Warren, MI

Youngest Driver - Corinne Vallier (15), Engadine, MI

Oldest Driver - Jerry Gengler (77), Chesaning, MI


In 2013 & 2014, the Museum added 2 more annual events:

St. Ignace Snowmobile/Tractor Show is held the 2nd Sat. in September in St. Ignace, MI at the Little Bear Arena. St. Ignace has been hosting the annual Owosso Tractor Show for the last few years. Over 1000 tractors cross the Mackinac Bridge on that Friday. In 2014 the St. Ignace Chamber invited us to bring snowmobiles to show inside the Arena, with the tractors parked in the parking lot outside of the Arena. This was a great mix!  It sounds like some of the tractor people will be bringing snowmobiles next year. This year's show will be Sept 6 & 7, 2019. There is no charge to display your snowmobiles. For more information and to register, please contact Marilyn at the Museum. 906-477-6298

St. Ignace Snowmobile/Tractor Show Report - Sept. 7 & 8, 2018

Award Winners for the 2018 Show:

Best Red Machine– 1963 Arctic Cat Model 100 Prototype

                     Russ Sutton      Ogilvie, MN

Best Black Machine – 1970 Arctic Cat Panther & Cutter

                     Ray Brindley         West Branch, MI

Best Yellow Machine – 1964 Ski Doo RD8 (In memory of Ron Durepo)

                     Randy McEwen & Brent Corbin         MI

Best Tractor Manufactured Machine – 1970 Wheel Horse Safari 309

                    Gary Lindstrom            Pine City, MN

Best Vintage – 1973 John Deere & Cutter

                    Dan Alderman       Saginaw, MI

Best Antique – 1965 Polaris Voyager              

                     Tom Hammond      Ortonville, MI

Most Unique – 1960 Edgar Hetteen Prototype

                     Ted Postula         Goetzville, MI

Participant's Choice - 1964 Ski Doo RD8  (Ron Durepo sled)                  

                     Randy McEwen & Brent Corbin  

Women's Choice - 1929 Model A

                     John Hayes          Breezy Point, MN 

Best Display - Moto Ski Display.Rescue Sled

                      Tim & Chris Nadler  Stockbridge, WI   

People’s Choice – 1929 Model A

                     John Hayes        Breezy Point, MN

James Nadler Memorial - 1942 Eliason

                     John & Jan McGuirk    Sidney, OH


 Next St. Ignace Show - Sept 6 & 7, 2019.  Please call ahead to register. 906-477-6298

 Soo I-500 Vintage Show/Memories at the Mile is held the first Sat. in February in conjunction with the annual Soo I-500 Race in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The date next year is Feb 1, 2020. Anyone attending this show will be able to take their sled on one lap around the racetrack just before the start of the Annual I-500 Race. This is a very unique and special treat! The older sleds are then on display on the south side of the track. Thousands of people are on hand to see both events. Please contact the Museum for more information and to register your sleds for the show. The cost is free. 2020 will be the 52nd Anniversary of the I-500!

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Swap Meet & Auction
Next Event: Sept. 14, 2019

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Next Swap Meet/Auction - September 14, 2019

All proceeds go to the Winter Fuel Fund!  Join us to swap items, have fun and gather together!  Enjoy participating in the Fall Fest, fund raisers, raffles, and other area events that coincide with ours.

13th Annual Auction, 9/14/2019 - Postula Auctions will be hosting an auction for any recreational vehicles, lawn tractors, motors, trailers, etc. immediately after the Swap Meet at the Museum site. You can post your items on Ted's site anytime before Sept. 14 or call him at 906-297-8481. A 10% consignment fee will be collected and a portion of that fee will go toward the Building Fund. The Swap Meet will end at 2pm and the Auction will begin at 2:15pm.  Our Sept. 15 Raffle Drawing will be at 2pm. Prizes will be announced at a later date. 


  Sept 15, 2018 Raffle Winners:

1st – 1980 John Deere – Keith Lawrence, Homer, MI

2nd – 8x10 Storage Shed or $500 Cash – Joyce Cather, Boyne Falls, MI

3rd – $100 Gas Card - Robert Logan, Fenwick, MI

4th – Snowmobile Rocker - Hayden Hutchinson, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

5th – Snowmobile Print – John Kurkarski, Sidney, MII

6th - $50 Cash S. McKown, Valparaiso, IN

    All proceeds go to the Museum Winter Fuel Fund.


Raffle Winners for Feb 16, 2019

1st - 1968 Johnson Snowmobile (donated by Kurtzhals family) Jack Thomas, Newberry, MI

2nd - Snowmobile Helmet (donated by Waconia Committee) Dennis Kessler, South Lyons, MI

3rd - 2 Rounds Golf, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island - Jim Hunderman, Wayland, MI

4th - 1 Snowmobile Jack Stand - Dan Lancour, Manistique. MI

5th - $100 Gas Card - Steve Spindler, Mancelona, MI

6th - $50 Cash (donated by a Museum Member) - Bob Sell, Hanover, PA

Drawing at 7:00pm at the Engadine Town Hall, Feb 16, 2019

Please Contact the Museum if you would like tickets. Tickets are; 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. You can call the Museum and order your tickets. 906-477-6298

If you are interested in donating a prize for our next raffle in Feb. 2019, please contact the Museum,  906-477-6298.   Your donation is tax deductible.


Swap Meet & Auction

This yearly event is one of the fundraisers for the Museum. This event pays for our winter fuel. It's also a great way to start the fall/winter season!

Date:  Saturday, September 14th, 2019--- 8am till 3pm     Raffle Drawing at 3pm
Location:  Held at the new Museum, on US 2, Naubinway, Michigan
$5 Admission (Free with a Museum Membership) - Includes admission to the Museum for that day.
$10 – 2 place trailer
$20 – 4 place trailer 

All Snowmobiles and recreational vehicles and vendors are Welcome!  Raffle Drawing at 3pm. Tickets are available at the Museum. Email us today for more information about our Annual Swap Meet or if you would like to advertise with us or buy raffle tickets:  


We want to thank everyone who made our 2019 Snowmobile Show so much fun and such a success!

People came from so many different places (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, Illinois & Canada), which makes the turnout so amazing. The memories are still here and thriving! We also added 30 more snowmobiles to the Museum collection, so be sure to stop by next time you're in the area. The date for next show will be Feb. 15th & 16th, 2019. The featured sled will be the Johnson snowmobiles and the drag sled, Pegasus, made by Johnson will be the show!

28th Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show & Ride – Sponsored by the Top of the Lake Communities Assoc. Featured sled this year will be the Johnson snowmobiles.

Feb. 14 & 15, 2020. It's our 28th Annual weekend of fun with the old sleds in Naubinway, MI, located 45 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge on US 2 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Friday – 8:00am till 10:30am – Breakfast at the Naubinway Pavilion (1 block south of the blinking light on US 2), sponsored by the Top of the Lake Communities Assoc.
Friday – 11:00am - Ride leaving from the Museum area. Ride 13 miles to Cranberry Lodge, on the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club, for an eventful afternoon with lots of "sled talk" and brats & hotdogs, just like the good-old-days. All snowmobiles & riders are welcome. (Please note the later start time)
Friday – 3:00-8:00pm – Get-together at the new museum building and go on a short, 3 mile Night Ride beginning at 6:30pm. Bonfire on the trail.
Saturday - 10am-3pm. Display of all sleds in downtown Naubinway. Free registration will be at the Snowmobile Museum, on the north side of US 2. Machines will be on display in front of the stores on the south side of US 2. Bring whatever machine you have. This is a fun event. We do award a plaque for Favorite Featured Sled on Sat. night.
Banquet from 4:30-5:30 at the Engadine/Garfield Town Hall, following with a presentation on the featured sled by Bob Sell & John McGuirk, raffle drawings and an auction, with the proceeds going to the Top of the Lake Museum Building Fund. We would appreciate any donations for the auction. All donations are tax deductible. 
Sunday (Ice permitting) - 12:00pm. Trailer sleds to St. Ignace and ride the Ice Bridge to Mackinac Island (ice conditions permitting). Meet at the Starline Dock. This is not a Museum sponsored event. Anyone is welcome to join in the ride.
For more info, call Charlie at 906-291-0628, the Museum at 906-477-6298, or email

Raffle drawing will be held at 7:00pm at the Engadine/Garfield Township Hall during the Banquet. Get your tickets ahead of time or at the Show!

Feb 16, 2019 Ride Awards:

  1. Fun ride favorite/Antique – Al Jewell, Callander, Ontario  1953 Eliason
  2. Fun ride favorite/Vintage – Jeff Jones Family, 69 Sears SnowCruiser & Cutter
  3. Featured Sled, Most Original- John Notchick, Simpson, PA  1967 Johnson
  4. Featured Sled, Most Unique - Collin Kurtzhals, Almont, MI Homemade Johnson/Motorcycle Conversion
  5. Featured Sled, Best Restored - Charlie Burley, Columbiaville, MI  67 Johnson Wide-track 
  6. Tow Strap Award - Charlie Burley, Columbiaville, MI                                                                       
  7. Tow Strap Award – The Kurtzhals gang, Johnson's                                                                                       Lodging: (906) 


Camper parking space will be available - 477-6298 (bring a generator)

Country Girl Diner & Rooms - 477-6359

Adoba Hotel - Newly remodeled and under new ownership, call 906-477-6347 or Breakfast and fitness room included.

Gould City  (10 minutes, west)

Michihistrigan Rustic Cabins - 477-6983

Green Gables Resort Cabin (sleeps 7) - 477-6207

Wolf Den Inn Motel - 477-5000

Engadine  (15 minutes, west)

Farmhouse B&B – 477-6163 

Newberry  (30 minutes, north)

 Chamber Office – 293-5562 or                                            

St. Ignace   (45 minutes, east)

Kewadin Casino & Resort – 800-Kewadin (St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce)

Rexton (15 min. east)

Gouza's Mobile Home (sleeps 4-5) - 450-2269, 430-3136

 Brevort  (25 minutes, east)

 White Tail Resort – 292-5525 

 Epoufette  (15 minutes, east)

Skyline Motel – 292-5556

UP Cabin Rentals - 298-0588

Curtis  (25 minutes, west)

Chamber Office – 586-3700 or

Chamberlin's Bed & Breakfast - 586-6000

Sand & Stars Motel & Rental Home - 420-2848

Moran  (35 minutes, east)

Vonderwerth Cabin - 569-3821

I accept and assume full liability for any injury or loss to me or my property, agents or employees at any time, and from any cause on the premises of the event. I expressly release the management from any liability for such loss or injury and agree to provide and pay for my own insurance. 









Top of the Lake Antique Snowmobile Museum
P.O. Box 2
W11660 US-2
Naubinway, MI 49762
Call 906 477-6298 for museum hours or call 906 477-6192 for an appointment.

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