Snowmobiling in Alger County, Michigan
Trail conditions for Alger County, including Grand Marais, Munising, Christmas and AuTrain
Alger County, in the Upper Peninsula, has over 300 miles of marked and groomed trails that allow snowmobilers to travel through some of the most pristine and beautiful areas nature has to offer anywhere in the world.
There are 10 snowmobile trails which are groomed seven days a week, depending on the prevailing conditions. On these trails, a rider can travel to all parts of the county, visiting lakes, streams, falls, forests, and any number of other scenic sites they choose. The trail system reaches from Shingleton to Grand Marais, Seney, Deerton, Chatham, Manistique and Rapid River.
The local trails also connect with trails from the surrounding counties, which allows snowmobilers the option of choosing trips of various lengths or to connect with the main trails crossing the Upper Peninsula.
This area has continued to maintain a lead over the rest of the nation in snowmobile trail renovations. As an example, the local Visitors Bureau and snowmobile club has just completed putting mile markers along 70 miles of trails.
The trails still have all the informational and safety signals as well, but local enthusiasts feel the addition of mile markers will give riders an even better idea of their location and enhance safety.
In addition to the best trail systems available anywhere, the area has over 450 rooms available for tourist and numerous facilities for their riding and personal convenience. There are numerous bars, restaurants and motels conveniently located on the trail system.
With local groups working together upgrading the trail systems and providing the associated amenities, Munising and Alger County will remain the Snow Capital of the Midwest.
Alger County receives over 232 inches of snow each year, and, thanks to Lake Superior, riding snow generally accumulates earlier and stays on the ground longer than in most other areas.
Photos: Trail View Cabins, Munising MI
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