04/06/2023 – Events Update
The Snowbirds board of directors has approved the creation of a new ORV organization branded as the “Dirt Birds”. It’s mission is to establish and maintain a trail system for ORV’s and to integrate them with other existing ORV trail systems.
The first meeting for this new organization will be Saturday April 15 at the Kaleva Club House starting at 9:00 AM. If you would like to get involved with this new ORV organization from the beginning now is your opportunity. For additional information contact Tim and Sherry at 269-303-2200.
Also, The Snowbirds end of season party will be Saturday April 22. Happy hour starts at 3:00 PM with dinner following.
With the increased trail use, and an influx of new riders out there we thought it would be beneficial to share with you the following two DNR links about groomer safety / awareness information. Please share this information with your family and friends.
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 throughout 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 Trail Reports||Other Area Links|
|Benzie-Manistee Snowmobile Club Trail Report
Wellston Winter Trail System
|MISORVA – Michigan Snowmobile and ORV 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
|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.|