Our Trail Updates and News!

10/16/17 upcoming events

1- Trail clean up Oct 21,2017 meet at the club house 8:30am

2- Land Owners Dinner Oct 28,2017

Social hour 3:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm Pig Roast furnished by the club. Members if bringing a dish please call John Girven @ 231-883-3844 to let him know what you will bring.

4- Trail clean Nov 4,2017 meet at the club house @ 8:30am

Trail Updates at Benzie~Manistee Snowbirds PO Box 1,14121 Industrial Dr, Kaleva, MI 49645. 152 miles of trails connecting Leelanau, Cadillac, Irons and Wellston

5/8/17  Watch our calendar as new things have been added for the upcoming summer and fall

3/4/17  Groomers are parked and are in the barn until we get significant more snow and cold temp  if not it might be the end of grooming till next season. Now with the trail updates : Trail from the south- High Bridge area to Kaleva – poor  mostly brown very little snow. Mid section-  Kaleva to Tompsonville- starting out its poor but the further north you go it gets better. Bear Lake trail- no report. North section- Tompsonville north  trails are fair to good very few brown spots. The temperature over night is suppose to drop into the 20’s so the trails should sit up over night and if you can get out early in the morning you should have some decent riding till it warms up and rain  later in the day. Also one other thing we have add a calendar  to the web page please keep checking as to future activities the club may be having.

 

 

2/28/17  If the weatherman holds true we may get one more ride in the next few days so keep the snow dance going. Just remember we are started out from nothing again so expect some water and be on the look out for down branches as the groomers have not been out since early February. 

 

Watch out, Groomers are great guys voluntarily working out there in the cold for your *winter sports fun* Use caution!! Keep them and yourself safe by giving them right of way. “Slow down” Show your
appreciation with a thumbs up as carefully passing. Also remember that the signs on the snowmobile trails are there for a reason, for the safety of all riders. So please don’t remove them!! “Just Think” the souvenir (sign) you take home, could take someone’s life and that rider goes for last ride home in a box. Grooming is done 4 days a week, by 3 groomers at different parts of our trail every Mon., Wed, Fri, and Sat. nights, also as needed. Watch for those big John Deere Tractors especially on hills, curves in wooded areas through out our trail system! Ride safe and sober, make it fun for the whole family; be courteous
and helpful to others you meet along the trail. Travel safely this winter and come enjoy our extraordinary white winter wonderland season fun this year.
 

 

Snowbird Area Links

Area Snowmobile Reports Area Links
Wellston Winter Trails 
Trail conditions and information for the Wellston Area Trails. 
Benzie County Visitors Bureau 
Irons Area Trails 
Trail conditions and information for the Wellston Area Trails. 
Cadillac Winter Promotions 
Trail conditions and information for the Cadillac Area Trails 
Trail Report
Michigan Snowmobile Association 
A comprehensive list of snowmobile information including conditions and maps for trails throughout the state. 
Benzie Chamber of Commerce 
Benzie County Visitors Bureau 
Manistee Chamber of Commerce 
Manistee County CVB 
Wellston Michigan

 

Purchase of trail permits is critical for the trails to operate.  A large segment of the snowmobilers thought that the trail systems were funded through a general budget of the DNR. This is a misunderstanding. DNR administers the program using the funds collected from the trail permits. Trail system is self funded by you whom purchase trail permits. We sell permits through our members or at local merchants in this area and remember to get our trail map.