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Newberry Trail Report – Halfway Lake Resort – 12/15

Just talked to our guests that have been out riding since early this morning. They said the trails are G R E A T! They bragged about running into only three other sleds and two groomers between here and Seney, and the fresh powder is awesome. They rated the trails on a scale of 1 to 10 at an 8.

The groomers are running.


December 15, 2009 |

Cadillac / Baldwin Area Trail Report – Wolf Lake Motel and Resort – 12/15

Hi Everyone, we did have a little warm up on 12-14-09, but it’s 19 degrees now and snowing. They are forecasting LES snow right on through the weekend with 4″ to 8″ forecasted for today and tonight and more LES everyday and cold temps. (If you can believe a forecast). Just a heads up from the grooming coordinators, “because of the heavy snow last week and high wind this last weekend, there are some trees down in the trails, use extreme caution.” The schedule is, if everything goes well, to have the trails cleared by Wednesday afternoon and all trails groomed again. Almost all the roads are snow covered so getting fuel or food isn’t a problem and there is tons of snow in the woods and trails, but there is also tons of snow in the trees, so be careful.

Rooms and Snowmobile Rentals are available.

We are members of the Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan, Baldwin Trailriders Snowmobile Club, Benzie/Manistee Snowbirds Snowmobile Club, Irons Area Tourist Association Snowmobile Club, Wellston Area Recreation and Tourist Bureau Snowmobile Club, Lake County ORV Club and the Michigan Snowmobile Association, which are the local grooming clubs. I can not thank these guys and gals enough, they do a lot of work for free, so we all can enjoy this sport. I would only think that if someone is complaining about a bumpy trail on Saturday afternoon, come to a couple club meetings and see just what these people do. They would never complain again. Thank you again.

Here is a list of the snowmobile trails in this area, are you ready? The Baldwin trails go south from here for 146 miles to Newago, Irons trails wrap around Wolf Lake and then heads north for 122 miles and connects to Cadillac and Wellston trails, Cadillac trails connect into the Irons and Wellston trails all the way to Cadillac, then south to Leroy, they groom 124 miles. Wellston trails connect to Cadillac to the east, Benzie/Manistee trails and Irons trails to the north and west to Stronach for 68 miles, Pere Marquette trail connects to The Baldwin trail and all the way to Evart and up to Leroy to the Cadillac trail system for 144 miles, the south Pere Marquette trail runs to Grand Rapids I think about 140 miles. The Benzie/Manistee trails run north of the Wellston trail all the way to the Empire Airport on the Bear lake and Platte river trails another 150 miles I think. Let’s total this up, 146 + 122 + 124 + 68 + 144 + 140 + 150 = 894 in groomed connecting trails just in this area alone and we are right in the middle of them. I don’t know about you but that’s a ton of riding. Now there is more trails to get to, but that would be just over kill and this is not even counting all of the two tracks and seasonal roads that you can ride. Why spent an extra $200 to $300 in fuel to get to Gaylord or the UP when we have fantastic riding right here and spend that money on snowmobile fuel.
We have two bedroom lake front rooms with full kitchens, living rooms with a sofa sleeper, (sleeps 6), double lake front rooms with a queen and full beds and a kitchenette (sleeps 4). Double motel rooms with two double beds and a mini fridge, (sleeps 4) and single motel rooms with one full bed, (sleeps 2) and a large Bunk House which has two bed rooms with queen bunk beds and a queen sofa sleeper, (sleeps Ten), full kitchen, full living room, a bar and a fireplace. We have something for everyone.

Call 231 745 4101 8am until 10pm. See ya soon on the trails.

December 15, 2009 |
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