Wellston Winter Trails
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The Official Wellston Trails Information Page.
Updated by trail groomers.
You receive honest, accurate information,
not second hand.

Wellston Winter Trails & Promotions
18151 Old House Rd.
Wellston, MI 49689
wellstonwintertrailspromotions@gmail.com

We are actively seeking volunteers who are interested in helping with trail grooming. If you are interested please email us at the above email address.
THANK YOU!!!

Welcome to our web site!  We update this site as our trail conditions change.
Get surrounding trail system reports by visiting http:/MSA.org  

We now have a Facebook page as well...Wellston Winter Trails and Promotions

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Snowmobilers, Wellston Winter Trails will have an Open House at our grooming barn on Saturday, 10 February from 11:00 Am to 2:00 PM.  The barn is  located at 18151 Old House Rd. (between Snyder and Tippy Dam roads) in Wellston, MI.  The barn is actually located on the combined Trail section of Trails #3 and Trail #6.  Our groomers will be on display with operators on hand to talk about how they work to keep your trails smooth.  Please stop by and thank them for their support.  Free hotdogs, coffee and hot chocolate will be available. Hope to see you there!

JANUARY 17, 2018

Now for the bad news....

Though the temperatures have cooled down we still are not getting more than a dusting of snow on top of the ice and dirt on the trails.  The trails are in no condition to ride.  We aren't really expecting any real snowfall in the near future and in fact it will be going up into the high thirties Friday through Monday according to the weather guessers. 

The Groomers are parked until conditions change. We're sorry.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU USE THE STAGING AREA AT THE BARN ON OLD HOUSE PLEASE ONLY USE THE CENTER ENTRANCE. THE SIDE ENTRANCES ARE USED BY THE GROOMING EQUIPMENT ONLY. SOMEONE GOT STUCK.

Have fun and be safe out there!!


NO ONE TELLS MOTHER NATURE WHAT TO DO!


 Our groomers are now equipped with Collett Groomer Warning Beacons. 

Collett Communicator's of Oakbank, MB Canada Groomer Warning Beacons or GWB's are devices that are installed on trail groomers and transmit a 900MHz radio signal " dee-da " .... "dee-da " that can be received on channel #1 of all Collett ' 900 ' series Communicators. This signal warns snowmobilers that a groomer is near and they should slow down and be prepared to stop.
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WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE RIDERS THAT CAME OUT TO RIDE OUR TRAILS LAST SEASON.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS THAT MAKE OUR TRAILS MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE AND SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES. 

THE TRAILS OPEN ON DECEMBER 1ST. 4" BASE REQUIRED.

We would like to remind riders to stay on the trails. We do have some trails that go through private properties. Recently some landowners in other parts of the state have withdrawn their permission to use their property for trails due to riders leaving the trails.  One example is the trail between East Jordan and Charlevoix. We don't want that to happen here. 

We have three staging locations that are plowed regularly based on snowfall.  One site is located on M-55 just East of Cooley Bridge at Low Bridge road (off trail #6) that will handle 8-10 trailers.

Another is at our grooming barn located at 18151 Old House Rd. (Trail 3/6) just East of Tippy Dam Rd. that holds at least 6 rigs. PLEASE ONLY USE THE CENTER DRIVEWAY.
  
The third is off Stronach Rd. on Old Steinberg Rd. (Trail #6) and has room for at least 10 rigs.



LOW BRIDGE IS OFTEN UNDER WATER BUT BE AWARE THAT THERE IS CONCRETE UNDER THE WATER. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS.

Please note: A new trail map has been published. Pick up your copy at many of our supporting businesses in the area. Those business locations are shown on the back of the trail map. 



THINK SNOW!!!!!

Our goal is to give an honest report without embellishing it.

  THANKS FOR RIDING THE TRAILS AND CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR MAINTENANCE!


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Michigan DNR Snowmobiling information:

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365_14824---,00.html
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The Wellston Trail system connects to the Irons, Cadillac and Benzie systems.  The Wellston trails alone,
consist of about 67 miles of groomed trails winding through the Manistee/Huron National Forest.

Trail maps are available at most area businesses.

The map below is available in a larger version as a PDF file on our MSA web page. Note that it includes trail mileage. 
MSAsnow.org

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