The Traverse City area is known for miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The High Lake Spur Staging Area is a good place to start.
To reach the High Lake Spur Staging Area for snowmobiling from Traverse City at the intersection of US 31 and S Union Street, head east on US 31 for 4.7 miles. Turn right (south) on 4 Mile Rd. and travel 2 miles. Turn left (east) on CR 660 and drive 1.5 miles. Go right (south) on Rasho Rd. and travel 1.5 miles to the staging area.
Overall, Traverse City is the 6th most popular snowmobile trail of all 36 snowmobiling rides in Michigan.