The Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway, Michigan
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. Next year's show will be Sept 11 & 12, 2020 and will honor 9/11. There is no charge to display your snowmobiles. For more information and to register, please contact Marilyn at the Museum. 906-477-6298
Award Winners for the 2019 Show:
Best Red Machine– 4 red snowmobiles
Greg Busch Fenton, mi
Best Black Machine – 1971 Arctic Cat Kitty Kat)
Larry Boyle Deerbrook, WI
Best Yellow Machine – 1965 Ski Doo Sleigh
Larry Boyle Deerbrook WI
Best Tractor Manufactured Machine – 1974 John Deere
Don Holtrop Ravenna, MI
Best Vintage – 1971 Swinger
John McGuirk Sidney, OH
Best Antique – 1966 AMF Sno Clipper
Ed Jones Luckey, OH
Most Unique – 1970 Arctic Cat Diesel
Scott Havercroft Greenbush, MI
Best Display - Polaris Display
Mike Siler Traverse City, MI
People’s Choice – 1974 John Deere 600
Don Holtrop Ravenna, MI
James Nadler Memorial - 1965 Ski Doo Chalet
Randy McEwen Corunna, MI
Ron's BEST Original (Memorial for Ron Durepo) - 1975 Moto Ski Sonic)
Tim Nadler Stockbridge, WI
Next St. Ignace Show - Sept 11 & 12, 2020. Please call ahead to register. 906-477-6298
Soo I-500 Vintage Show/Memories at the Mile will no longer be hosted by the Museum.
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Swap Meet & Auction
All proceeds go to the Winter Fuel Fund! Join us to swap items, have fun and gather together!
Feb 15, 2020 Raffle Winners:
1st – 1968 Boa Ski – Curt Gengler, Chesaning, MI
2nd – Soo Locks Tour - Keith Rakosz, Standish, MI
3rd – Soo Historic Sites - Randy McEwen, Corunna, MI
4th – $100 Gas Card - David LaMay, Bay City, MI
5th – Snowmobile Print - Keith Rakosz, Standish, MI
6th - $50 Cash - Dan Lancour, Manistique, MI
Raffle Prizes for Sept 19, 2020
1st - 1976 Arctic Cat Cheetah Snowmobile (donated by Ketcher family)
2nd - 8'x10' Storage Shed or $500
3rd - Chamberlin's B&B I Night Stay & Dinner
4th - $100 Gas Card
5th - Snowmobile Print
6th - $50 Cash (donated by a Museum Member)
Drawing at 2:30pm at the Museum Swap Meet
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, 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 19th, 2020--- 8am till 3pm Raffle Drawing at 2:30pm
All Snowmobiles and recreational vehicles and vendors are Welcome! Raffle Drawing at 2:30pm. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to thank everyone who made our 2020 Snowmobile Show so much fun and such a success!
People came from so many different places (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, Vermont, Iowa & 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. 19th & 20th, 2021. The featured sled will be the John Deere snowmobiles.
29th Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show & Ride – Sponsored by the Top of the Lake Communities Assoc. Featured sled this year will be the John Deere snowmobiles.
Feb. 19 & 20, 2021. It's our 29th 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 3 plaques 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 Don Hamilton & 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 email@example.com.
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 15, 2020 Ride Awards:
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 www.adobanaubinway.com. Breakfast and fitness room included.
Gould City (10 minutes, west)
Michihistrigan Rustic Cabins - 477-6983 www.exploringthenorth.com/michihistrigan
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 www.newberrychamber.net
St. Ignace (45 minutes, east)
Kewadin Casino & Resort – 800-Kewadin
firstname.lastname@example.org (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 www.curtischamber.com
Chamberlin's Bed & Breakfast - 586-6000
Sand & Stars Motel & Rental Home - 420-2848
Moran (35 minutes, east)
Vonderwerth Cabin - 569-3821