"Where the history of snowmobiling comes to life"

The Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum | Naubinway, Michigan
Upper Peninsula Antique & Vintage Snowmobiles
"Where the history of snowmobiling comes to life."

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 10, 2013, Work is underway to make a popular Mackinac County snowmobile museum an even bigger attraction than it already is.

27th Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show & Ride


Snowmobile the Mac

Posted Dec 15, 2019, More than 100 vintage sleds crossed the Mackinac Bridge for ‘Snowmobile the Mac'

Bringing Snowmobile History to Life

Now one of the busiest winter tourist stops in the Upper Peninsula, Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum started out as an idea among a few snowmobile collectors and enthusiasts.

Ernol "Bud Knapp - Snowmobile Historian Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bud started his interest in snowmobiling in 1965 and is internationally known for his vast personal wealth of information along with his well known library related to snowmobiling.

Recipients of the Allan Hetteen Memorial Award of Merit

Snowmobile historian Ernol "Bud" Knapp was the recipient of the second annual Allan Hetteen Memorial Award of Merit. Sponsored by American Snowmobiler magazine, the Hetteen award is presented annually on behalf of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame
On Sept 20, 2019, The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum was awarded a grant of $12,500 for Operational Support from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA – ART WORKS). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. The grant requires a 1:1 match and helped the museum leverage the $12,500 of support from its annual income and the many donations from supporters. In particular the museum has received grants from the Graymont Community Economic Development Fund and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It has also received significant donations from the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, The Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc., many snowmobile clubs, several recreational and snowmobile shows, the museum’s internal $1,000.00 Challenge, and many museum members. The grant funds will be applied to museum operating costs. Applicable costs include internal operations, marketing, travel to shows within the State of Michigan and cost of employees. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant applicant to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at
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Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum
P.O. Box 2
W11660 US-2
Naubinway, MI 49762
Hours: 906 477-6298
Appointment: 906 477 6192

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