Trail/ Groomer Report 3-2-15

Our groomer is fixed and back on the trail.  Groomer operators hit it hard Saturday and Sunday to get over all the trails before the warm up and the possible “R” word.  Tonight will be our final touch up until we see what the weather brings up Tuesday and Wednesday.

Groomer operators would like to thank everyone for all the great comments on trail conditions.  This keeps them going when it’s been a long day/night and they still have miles to go at 9 m.p.h.

Trail/ Groomer Update 2-26-15

We are down one groomer currently.  We will be out with our small groomer working hard to get over the entire system.  The report from the groomers is snirt in the woods, good snow in the fields and bare roads at the crossings.  The weather forecast is calling for snow first of next week, so do your snow dance for some March riding.

Help make snowmobiling better for years to come!!

If you snowmobile anywhere in Michigan you should make it a priority to learn more about local clubs and Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA). If you live or just ride in Michigan you will want to know about these groups, they make the trails possible and work to keep them available to everyone to enjoy. Snowmobiling is under constant attack and only unity and proven groups and organizations will continue to allow the sport to grow.

Local Clubs

• Meet other snowmobile enthusiast
• Work with local landowners
• Promoting Safe and Responsible Use
• Maintaining and Enhancing Trails
• Sponsoring Fun-Filled Family Activities

Michigan Snowmobile Association

• Protecting and Preserving Your Privilege to Ride
• Representing Your Rights
• Promoting Your Rights
• Keeping You Informed
• Promoting Safe and Responsible Use
• Maintaining and Enhancing Trails
• Sponsoring Fun-Filled Family Activities
• MSA is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the success of snowmobiling in Michigan. MSA facilitates the over $10 million dollar snowmobile program, that is funded 100 percent by you – the snowmobiler.
• By joining MSA, you have greater legislative power. MSA is your voice in Lansing and Washington D.C. — monitoring regulations and proposed legislation that will affect snowmobiling. Make no mistake, without MSA’s involvement, continued monitoring and influence, you wouldn’t have a trail system!
• To further your voice in Lansing, MSA has a full-time legislative consultant and a full-time office staff, all working on snowmobile-related issues — locally, statewide and in Washington, D.C.
MSA has a large presence on the Snowmobile Advisory Workgroup (SAW), a state board that makes recommendations on our trail program.
• MSA continues to promote a positive image, proving that snowmobilers are dedicated to charity work and are strong environmentalists. Annually, MSA volunteers raise over $600,000 for charity, foster partnerships with other land user groups and participate in environmental cleanups and tree plantings.
Michigan offers the finest snowmobile trail system in the country. MSA is directly involved in maintaining, preserving and enhancing the trail system.
• Since the inception of MSA, 2,500 miles of quality trail have been added to our state trail system that now boasts of over 6,500 miles of marked and groomed trails and over 30,000 more miles of undeveloped trails in state and federal forests where snowmobiling is permitted.
MSA is dedicated to the youth by helping facilitate safety classes, promoting Zero Tolerance and awarding annual college scholarships.
• By joining MSA, you will also receive six issues of the Michigan Snowmobile News, designed to keep you informed and provide you with tips, trip destination information and coverage of sponsored events.
It isn’t all work! MSA sponsors opportunities for snowmobilers to meet others who share a love for riding. Through MSA’s annual Ride In, Convention, Camp Out and Trail Stops; members meet new people and make friendships that last a lifetime.
• Our recreation is under constant attack. It is only through unity and the proven strength that an organization like MSA has that snowmobiling will continue and grow. We must protect and preserve our chosen recreation.

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Edwardsburg Snowmobile Club’s Northern Adventures

Edwardsburg Snowmobile Club ventured to Newberry, MI this year for a club trip January 24th – 31st 2015. We had a great week of riding and making new memories with great friends. Our home base was Berry’s Motel in Newberry ( We would like to thank the folks at Berry’s Motel and Cabins for hosting us for the week.

Our adventures throughout the week took us to Naubinway, Epoufette, Trout Lake, Seney, Curtis, Tahquamenon Falls, Paradise and Grand Marais.  View pictures of this trip on our website under 2015 Newberry.

Our appreciation goes out to the clubs & organizations in the areas we visited. The trails were in WONDERFUL condition. Since we had a few of our clubs groomer operators with us, they were able to enjoy the sport from behind the windshield of their sleds instead of the groomers in our areas! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK!

Grant Sponsers/ Groomers around the Newberry area:

Links to places we visited:
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum ( (

Timber Charlies (

Cut River Inn (

Breakwall Bakery and Café in Grand Marais (

2-6-15 Trail/ Groomer Report

Groomers have been smoothing trails.  Last night one groomer operator took his family out for a nice 50 mile ride.  They reported good trails with some bumpy areas in the drifted open fields.  The forecast is showing a warm up with the “R” word.


Editor Note:

Picture taken while grooming in early January 2015