Northern Michigan snowmobile trail updates regarding the latest trail closures and openings keep you informed on the sled! Here’s what’s new in the Upper Peninsula, straight from Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources:
Snowmobile Trail Reopens in Iron Mountain
Snowmobile trail reopens to access Iron Mountain in the Upper Peninsula, pleasing both snowmobile enthusiasts and community members. After previously being closed due to logging operations on private land, the stretch of Trail #2 linking Iron Mountain to Furnee Lake is once again in business.
“The reopening of Trail #2 will allow snowmobilers to access Iron Mountain businesses, benefitting the community, economy and Northern Michigan snowmobilers,” said DNR recreation specialist Ron Yesney. “We would like to thank the Tri-County Snowmobile Club for their efforts to partner with the Department on all work necessary to reopen the trail.”
Snowmobile Trail Closes in Houghton
A closure has been announced on Snowmobile Trail #122 in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Effective immediately, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division officials foresee only a temporary closure.
Also due to logging operations on private land utilized by the trail, the immediate closure of Snowmobile Trail #122, from the Dreamland access trail near Lake Linden to Gay, has been deemed necessary.
As for businesses in Lake Linden and the Bootjack area, access will remain available off of Trail #122 during the closure. Once logging is completed the snowmobile trail will reopen to riders.
Alternate suggested routes to Gay are Trail #124 from Phoenix and Trail #133 from Lac La Belle.
For further information regarding these closures, contact Ron Yesney at 906-228-6561.
To learn more about snowmobiling in Northern Michigan, visit michigan.gov/snowmobiling.