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


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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Jan. 17, 2017

It has warmed up again and we've had rain.

Unfortunately Mother Nature has thrown us another curve and the forecast is for the high 30's and even 40's for the next ten days, and lots of rain. Even night temperatures are forecasted to be mostly above freezing. Groomers are parked until the temperatures go down and we get some good snow. 

A note on trail conditions:

Our trails had several areas with active logging this past summer. The trails have not totally recovered due to heavy truck usage. Specific areas that will needed continued snow are a section of Trail #6 in Udell Hills and a short section of #614 between the intersection with Trail #6 and East Pine Lake Road. Please use caution in those areas and heed the Stay on Trail signs due to areas of numerous stumps.

- Significant efforts were made this past summer to improve about 2 Miles of Trail #614 and approximately ½ mile of ruts on Trail #617 that have been problem areas. The work should improve ride ability of those trails.



 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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No one tells Mother Nature what to do!

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. 

OUR STAGING AREAS ARE LOCATED ON M-55 JUST EAST OF THE PINE RIVER (LOW BRIDGE), AT THE REST AREA.
  
(2) AT OUR GROOMER BARN ON OLD HOUSE RD. JUST EAST OF TIPPY DAM RD. (PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE DOORS WHEN PARKING HERE).

AND, (3) ON STEINBERG RD. JUST EAST OF STRONACH RD. THIS IS THE WESTERN END OF OUR TRAIL SYSTEM.


LOW BRIDGE IS OFTEN UNDER WATER BUT BE AWARE THAT THERE IS CONCRETE UNDER THE WATER. AS OF TODAY IT IS NOT UNDER WATER.

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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