logoThe Western U.P. Trail Association is a local ATV/UTV Club created to develop and maintain safe & fun motorized trails in the western end of Gogebic County that will attract tourism to the area and give additional recreational opportunties to residents.

 How it began

In March 2012, a meeting was held to see if there was an interest in starting a local ORV club in Gogebic County MI.  After the second meeting…

  • Board members were elected
  • A mission statement was written
  • By Laws were approved
  • Articles of Incorporation were created
  • The club became a 501 (c) (4) non profit organization under the State of Michigan
  • A club logo was designed
  • Club t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and stickers were made
  • A Facebook page was created
  • A webpage was designed www.wupta.org

Continued Successride1

  • Annual membership drives are conducted
  • Monthly club meetings are held at various business establishments
  • Monthly club rides are held
  • Annual Fall Veterans Ride is organized
  • DNR ORV Youth Safety Courses are offered
  • Working together with various groups:
    • Michigan DNR
    • Ottawa National Forest
    • Government Entities
    • Other Motorized/Non Motorized Groups
    • Public & Private Landowners

michtraillogoExplore Michigan’s Trailhead at the Western U.P. Convention & Visitor Bureau