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
trailgroomervolunteer@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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SNOWMOBILE OPERATOR TRAINING AND SAFETY CLASS OFFERED.

THESE CLASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUTH BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 AND 16 YEARS, AND ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ALL OPERATORS

COUNTY: MANISTEE
INSTRUCTOR:MICHAEL SEKURIS
PHONE:231-723-8393, EXT. 5123
LOCATION: MANISTEE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE, EOC ROOM
1525 E. PARKDALE AVENUE
MANISTEE, MI
DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016
TIME: 9:00AM UNTIL 3:00PM
CONTACT: MICHAEL SEKURIS BETWEEN 8:00AM - 5:00 PM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 10 YEARS.


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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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December 9, 2016 

No one tells Mother Nature what to do!

UNFORTUNATELY, the Winter Storm Warning has supplied only about 4-5" of snow for our area.  Today we have sun with a few flakes coming down. If you want to come up to play Kalkaska seems to be your best bet according to the trained spotters up that way. They are reporting as much as 14" in places. 

We will update as to actual amounts when available but get ready to ride!!!

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.

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 Jordn 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.
  
AND (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.

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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