10/23/2021

This Saturday10/23/2021 is trail clean up day. Meet around 8:30 to depart around 9am from Kaleva club house. Bring your side by sides, quads or hitch a ride. Bring saws if your able. Please let us know if you might attend do we can assign sections. Have fun outside with us, see what we’re about followed up with food and beverages.

10/3/21

Note the Landowners Appreciation Dinner has been moved to Oct 16,2021. Happy hour @ 3:00pm dinner @ 5:00pm please bring a dish to pass. Also our next meeting is Oct 6,2021 @ 7:00pm hope to see everyone for the meeting.

 

7/23/21

Here are some of our upcoming events for the next few months

Check out the new times and dates for the Snowbirds Vintage Show any questions contact Brad Lakso @ 231-690-4568

Land owners dinner Oct 23 @ the club house more info coming soon.

Our first meeting of the season will be September 1, 2021 7:00pm at the club house

4/09/21

Here is a list of upcoming events the club has scheduled as of now please keep checking our site as when more come available we will post it here. 

1-MISORVA, Region 2 District 6 (our area) meeting April 13th check the MISORVA website for details

2- End of Season Meeting & Cook out Friday May 7th 6pm bring a dish to pass grilled items will be supplied by the Snowbirds

3- Snowbirds Vintage Show and Swap Aug 6th & 7th Kaleva Park Campsite available

 

3/2/21

Meeting at the club house 3/3/21 @ 7:00 Pm

2/18/21

Trail report for the upcoming weekend paved roads are bare, plow gravel roads are starting to show some gravel and the trails are holding up for now and some place are seeing some snirt like the grade north of Kaleva and north of Thompsonville  hopefully we see the snow shower they are predicting  and not much sunshine temperature for Friday thru Sunday high to mid 20’s. Best riding as  of right now will be north of 39 towards Maple City. Have a good weekend and keep to the right.

 

2/11/21

Trail report the up coming weekend trails look to be fair we have had a inch or so of snow each day its been lake effect so it hasn’t added up much to the base trails in most places are snow cover with some ice in places. With this being President day weekend and if the current weather forecast holds the groomers will be out every day trying to keep them smooth. Enjoy the weekend and ride safe.

 

1/31/21

We are having our 1st meeting of the year Feb 3, 2021  7:00pm @ the club house..

1/22/21

Trail report for weekend.

Very little to no base, need snow. Not even close enough to groom. Trail 39 dangerous ruts, bumps and sled gobbling water holes. If you do ride use extreme caution and ride at your own risk. We have areas that need snow to fill holes and we don’t have it.

Go north! Gaylord, grayling or farther

 

Also the Empire Snowmobile Drag Race Roy Taghon Memorial for January 23rd, 2021 are on!!! Registration opens at 8am. Test runs starts at 8:30am. You must be registered to test. Test runs end at 10:30am. 10:45 racers meeting. Racing will start at 11am.

 

 

1/4/21

January 6 meeting has been cancelled 

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.