ATVing, UTVing & off-roading

Ontonagon County is home to more than 135 miles of designated ATV and UTV trails that take rides through the beautiful scenery of the western Upper Peninsula. The Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment (MI-TRALE) is responsible for seven multi-use trails in the western U.P, including five that are in or pass through Ontonagon County.

The Bill Nicholls Trail starts in Greenland in Ontonagon County and travels northwest for 35 miles to just south of Houghton; the trail takes riders across a elevated trestles above the Firesteel River and offers outstanding views.

Pat’s Motorsports in Greenland rents side by sides for daily use on designated trails. Hamilton’s North Coast Adventures offers UTV rentals in several locations in the western U.P., including White Pine, Bergland, Bessemer, and Ironwood.

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Note: Please travel safely and responsibly when you are visiting the Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon County. Some businesses and facilities may have modified hours or procedures; please contact them directly for information. See Michigan’s latest coronavirus orders here.



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