Benzie-Manistee Snowmobile Club Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: January 08th, 2022
  • Base Snowfall: 4"
  • Reported On: January 20th, 2022 @ 9:50pm

Groomer Report

Benzie Manistee Snowbirds want to welcome you!!
Trails # 3,33,37,39,313,386,391,395

Season is open, we have had a couple inches of snow in the last 2 days. North Benzie County line to Maple City, CLOSED…We lost the Leelanau County trail this season 14 miles due to trespass, when the sign says, “stay on trail”, that is what it means!  Please use caution. There is not any base on the trails, lots of dirt in open areas not good on sleds. use caution. As usual we will not start grooming until after the first snow get packed in by snowmobiles. Groomers will not be on the trails until we get snow, and they have the right of way.  When stopped along the trail please STAY to the RIGHT do not block the trail. Know where you go, we use private landowners’ properties to respect this.
Stay to the right side of the trail watch for oncoming traffic; trails are narrow in many places.

Ride in control and remember RIDE RIGHT!

Thank You, Benzie Manistee Snowbirds

Here is our planned groomer schedule for this year. Remember this is what we plan to do, it does not account for extreme weather or break downs, which can cause changes in the schedule. Also remember that high traffic causes bumps in the trail. Riding sensibly helps keep the corners and intersections smooth.

This scedule will begin with regular grooming it will be changing and updated, we will keep you posted

Kaleva to Highbridge            #3 – #33 – #313  Hodenpyle           Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Kaleva to Bear Lake/T’ville   #3 – #389  #3 – #37                         Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Turtle Creek and North         #3 – #39 – #391 – #395                    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Remember to give the groomers room!! They are – working to keep the trails in good condition for you. Give them a thumbs up!!

Use Caution!! Please be observant as our fellow rides and the great guys “our volunteers” on those big green machines maybe just around the corner or just up over the hill. Show them your appreciation with thumbs up and a courtesy pass of right a way. Our guys give up many hours of their own riding time and their sleep to do a great job at trying to keep others happy on our trails. And just a few selfish people can take away the groomers pride of all they have accomplished and not to mention the big cost to our club. Please show some respect for the guys grooming during the early morning or late night hours.

Remember the clubhouse is open Saturday’s Hope you can join us for our Open House every Saturday in December, January, February and March 9am – 3pm. at our clubhouse, just off trail 3 in Kaleva. Follow the signs we are located on 14121 Industrial Drive, Kaleva.
There is great conversation, free warm-up coffee or hot-coco with a snack will be provided by the club. All are Welcome, come join us!!

Regular meetings 1st Wednesday of the month 7pm
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Poor Trail Complaint