Upper Peninsula Trails Ungroomed for Snowmobilers
Snowmobiling can be so much fun as long as you keep it safe for everyone. I remember my first time snowmobiling and had an absolute blast doing it.
If I remember correctly, I was only fourteen years old when one of my friends taught me how to ride a snowmobile for the very first time.
All I can say is that it's one of those things you can't wait to do when weather conditions are perfect for snowmobiling.
These days I have a lot of friends who usually head north to go snowmobiling when there's lots of snow on the ground.
Conditions have to be just right and you definitely want to find groomed trails to ride on with your friends.
Right now that's not the case in the Upper Peninsula. There are close to 100 miles of ungroomed trails that snowmobilers should stay away from.
Mlive.com has this to say:
The affected trails are in Mackinac and Chippewa counties, connecting the communities of St. Ignace, Trout Lake and Epoufette.
According to snowmobilers.org:
There are 1.4 million registered snowmobiles in the U.S. The average snowmobiler rides their snowmobile 1,200 miles per year and spends $4,000 each year on snowmobile related recreation.
So for now, snowmobilers should avoid the ungroomed trails in the southeastern Upper Peninsula until the Michigan Department of Natural Resources lifts the current warning that remains in effect for over 100 miles.
There are certainly many other Michigan trails that are groomed and ready to go for all snowmobilers looking for some winter fun. Here's some help form michigan.org.