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Naubinway, Michigan

Just west of the northernmost tip of Lake Michigan lies the sleepy little town of Naubinway, Michigan. On the Saturday before President's Day in February it turns into a vintage snowmobile paradise as it hosts one of the nicest shows in the Midwest. The show is now known as the Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride. I believe this is the largest vintage snowmobile show in Michigan. In addition to the big show on Saturday there is a vintage ride, banquet, and awards ceremony that take place that weekend.

Traveling along US-2 you will definitely see the sleds lined up along the south side of the highway as you roll into Naubinway. Grab a hot pasty at Beaudoins Cafe right there at the show and take a stroll among the hundreds of sleds from yesteryear. Sure you will see lots of relics made by Arctic Cat, Polaris, and Ski-Doo. But you will also see an abundant display of those long forgotten, short lived brands that make vintage sleds so interesting. Many attendees make their way to the show on their (modern day) snowmobiles. Lots of snowmobile parking right across the street on the north side of US-2.

Take a walk a couple blocks south of US-2 down Tuffy Street and you will see the newly opened Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. Inside a fine collection of vintage snowmobiles, advertisement, and memorabilia await you. Each sled has a document describing its history which makes a stroll through here a very informative experience. It's great to finally see a museum like this open its doors in Michigan.

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Some views of the show site area from yesteryear:

Naubinway Hotel & Cafe. Present home of the Country Girl Diner.

Vallier's IGA Store & Naubinway Hotel.

Beaudoin's Cafe & Service Station. Next to where the show site is located.

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