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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 6:06 AM


Yes, we ride in the winter, too! We love to be outside here in the Yoop... no matter the season, and one of our favorite past-times is heading out to the trails after a fresh snowfall.

Hundreds of miles of trails allow access to the entire Upper Peninsula. Snowmobile rentals and trail maps are available. But before you head out, you will need a trail permit.

Why do I need a snowmobile trail permit? 

Any person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride statedesignated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open December 1 through March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Permit Cost: $48.00

Where do I purchase a snowmobile trail permit? 

Ace Hardware & Sporting Goods • 7 S. State Street Holiday Stationstore #204 • 274 W US Hwy 2 St Ignace True Value • 300 S. State Street

Where to Park / Where to Ride 

Trailhead parking is located in downtown St. Ignace near Little Bear East Arena. From there, quickly connect to the UP-2 Route. This route takes you north where you can connect with a series of different trails that open up the entire Upper Peninsula for your riding enjoyment.

Visit www.michigan.gov/dnr for more information, or use this QR code to access the incredible MDNR Designated Snowmobile Trails Map from your smart phone. This will allow you to download and save maps for use in the wilder parts of the U.P. where cell phone service isn’t a sure thing. 



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