Michigan Trail Report

Paradise Area Trail Report – 04/02

April 2, 2019

Time for the last report of the season. It sure was a good season wasn`t it. Albeit a fast one though!! The weather really cooperated as did the machines. We never really had a solid thaw or major break down.

There still is alot of snow in the woods but the trails are officially closed. You cannot ride on any state land trails like the Falls trail but you could still get some miles in on side trails and the unplowed roads like around the Point.

I want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to Brandon Krupski, new owner of the Silver Creek Bar for taking care of us groomer drivers this year. I hope he realizes how much we appreciate him for feeding us….for free…when we are out grooming for 8+ hours!!!! Also to Lark Ludlow, owner of the Falls brewery for doing the same. THANK YOU!!!!!!! From all of us!!!!!

This spring our club WILL get organized and we WILL get a membership going. We WILL organize some brushing parties and a few other things. We finally have some shirts and hats in to order. They look pretty cool. Check them out on our FB page.

OK, with a sad face, I will say……till next season!!!!! Hope you all have a great summer. Check back every now and again and we`ll post updates on fall brushing. We could use the help!!!

Groomer Chris


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Sunday December 15th, 2019 - 12:59 pm

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December 15, 2019

20 degrees this morning and snowing. Looks like we picked up about 3 inches of fluffy lake effect last night. Here`s what went on yesterday.....

Groomer Kevin and Chic Drisdrowski ( I think I spelled that right ) from Chics hot dog stand out on trails #452 and #8 took off in a groomer at 10 am to hit the Point trails. I talked to Kevin briefly this morning on how it went. He told me the Point trails are a total mess.....tons of trees blown down and a fair share of water. He said they busted their butts until dark and then headed back to the barn. He is back out there again today, more on that in a minute.

Groomers Mike, Gerald, myself and a NEW GUY Zack Ferguson ( WELCOME!!!!! ) plus a guy who drove all the way from Mt. Pleasant to help us who`s name is Mike Hoffman all took off towards Pine Stump on Trail #8 at 10am also. We took the remaining 2 groomers and Mike H. rode his sled with a tobagan in tow and took off in front of us. Talk about a mess!!!! We have never seen it this bad as far as trees down!!!!! Long story short, we made it as far as Little Lake off of CR 500 and turned around after a HARD 8 hrs of work, and we had 6 more to go to get back to the barn!!! The rest of the trail to Pine Stump shouldn`t be too bad as far as trees down cause there ain`t to many left after the fire a few years back.

Now, back to Groomer Kevin. He is back out on the Point trails today with Groomer Scott and ANOTHER NEW GUY Dale Grahm ( WELCOME to you too!!! ). They took 2 machines and are gonna try and tackle the rest of the Point. I will hear from him tomorrow to see how that went.

All fer today.....just trying to keep y`all updated.

LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks Chris for the update and to everyone involved THANKS for all the hard work!

We don't snowmobile anymore but appreciate all the hard work it takes by a few to make our trails so good--good job guys--you are the best!

From Ohio snowmobilers, a huge thanks for your hard work!

Great job Chris. Wish I coul of stayed and help finish up In all my years of trail riding and help Clearing trails I've never seen such a mess as what trail 8 west of of paradise .

Thanks for all of your hard work and updates!

Thanks and thanks to the new blood!

Spelling isn't important Everyone knows (and loves) Chic!!

Thank you so much

Thank you

Thanks Chris for all your hard work

Thanks for everything!!!!



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December 13, 2019

27 degrees this morning and cloudy. The last couple of days has been good.....snowy and cold, picked up close to a foot of snow.

I`ve seen a few comments on why haven`t you done this.....why haven`t you gone here. I want you all to remember, we are volunteers, we all have jobs or businesses to run also, we do this on our "spare" time!!! PLUS only having a half dozen ppl. to help. That beening said, here`s the plan.........

Tomorrow we are runnin to Pine Stump on trail #8. We figure its gonna be a 12-16 hr. day what with all the trees down and such. It is a high ground trail so we don`t expect a lot of water problems. We will take 2 groomers there and with the 3rd groomer we are gonna head out on the Point trails #452 and #453. We know there are a lot of trees down on this trail also, plus a lot of water. Then next Tuesday we are planning on heading south on trail #8 and you all know about the swamp south of town!!!

Soooo....thats it. If everything runs good and we don`t have much for problems we should be close to rockin in a week or two....also depends on the weather!!!!

All fer now. LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We rode from newberry to paradise yesterday because the gate was open. Big mistake. All swap, lucky to make it thru!

Can you ride between Paradise and Strongs currently?

What's happening with the bridge on # 452????

Great job 👍 we here from Ohio appreciate your dedicated hard work. And all the time you put in . Kudos

Ignore the static...all of your hard work and time spent getting the trails prepared and maintaining them are greatly appreciated. See you 26 December.

You guys do an awesome awesome job and for anyone not liking what you are doing - they can go ride somewhere else - like oh IDK - North Pole?? Keep up the great work you do - we appreciate you !!!

Pictures of trail 8 and county rd 500 would be great

ALRIGHTY! Seems like the handful of cult followers is at it again....attacking people for asking a question about their sacred grooming club. Some are so mad they appear to be studdering(can ya can ya)! It’s amazing,every year its the same old story messing around in those pesky swamps while trail 8(high ground) becomes mogul mania! Oh yeah and by the way, myself, family and friends do help out a lot with other clubs in the area. At least with them you don’t get shouted down for a simple suggestion. I’ve seen this time and time again on this page and it really is a shame and it’s no wonder you don’t get the help you need. Maybe it’s just easier to make excuses rather than do the work. And please stop with all the “we do this for free, businesses to run, digging out, we just got this snow” crap. So do all the other clubs and their volunteers

Great job that all you groomers do👍❄❄⛄🌲

You guys are rock stars. Wishing I to lived up there as well so I could help.

Tell all your critics to put up or shut up. You guys do a great job. Thank you from one snowmobiler to another.

Good luck and thank you all for what you are doing!

Just relax guys! Season is early. Usually we aren't running on the trails till beginning of January! We are all anxious to hit the trails!

Totally agree with other comments here. For those leaving negative comments or their "suggestions"on what you should be doing buzz off. until they are going to pitch in and help they haven't earned the right to have an opinion. Thanks for all you guys do. Will be there soon to enjoy your hard work!

Thank you for your time and updates!!

Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Thanks for all your help Auburn Indiana see you soon

Thanks for all the hard work!

You guys ROCK! Thanks Cousin!

Thank you for all you do!

Great job!!!!

Thank you!

Thanks Chris!

Thank you all for your time

People will whine about everything, if you left them free beer at the trailhead for after the ride, they would complain that it was the wrong kind.

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Thursday December 12th, 2019 - 7:19 pm

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log bridges or culverts to drain off these areas... might be a start for better trails in many of these locations. ran into this years ago south and west of Paradise.

How is trail 8 out of town towards GM? I haven't heard any mention of this trail??

How in the heck does a water hole like that get fixed. Pardon my ignorant question.

Nobody’s been out on trail 8?????

Thanks all of your efforts. We need a 48 hour polar vortex!

Ha! Looks like the one I fell into on Tuesday. Thanks for your hard work!

We appreciate your efforts to help us have great riding.

You guys rock. Your efforts are unbelievable. ❤️

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

Good work. Those places are always a pain for early season riding. Thanks for the hard work

You are amazing! God bless all the groomers.

Thank you for your work!

Ypu guys are awesome !!! Thanks for all your hard work

Thanks for your hard work!

Wow. I’m surprised you can get in there already.

Thank you all

Thanks for all you guys do.

Thank You!!

Trails r bangin cmon up

Looks prime!

What trail number is this

I seen that lol

Brian Kleman. This is why we wait

Devin Weakley

Paul Siciliano

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Wednesday December 11th, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise

They’re lucky I’m not in charge of their parking, all cattywampus. Jeez!😉 ... See MoreSee Less

They’re lucky I’m not in charge of their parking, all cattywampus.  Jeez!😉

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Must be hiding from the big storm around the corner!

It looks like a "parking lot" out in the bay!

WOW Laurie Winkler ‼️ A little crowded tonight...yes please get some pictures if you can..⚓️⚓️⚓️

Wednesday December 11th, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise

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The pic are beautiful that you are posting!

Absolutely stunning!

Awesome view


Wednesday October 16th, 2019 - 1:29 am

The Lodge at Silver Creek

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Curley Lewis Hwy. is a beautiful ride!

We did this last year. It is beautiful!


Lindsey Garcia, and my cousin has a lodge in Paradise. If y'all are into planning things lol

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