There are approximately 450 miles of groomed snowmobile trails within the Ottawa National Forest.  These trails are maintained through a cooperative effort between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, numerous local snowmobile clubs, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

Generally, snowmobile season runs from December 1 through March 31.  This includes groomed snowmobile trails and unplowed Ottawa National Forest System Roads, and other areas as allowed.

The use of snowmobiles cross-country is permitted on the Ottawa, except in areas designated closed to snowmobiles. ...

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Snowmobiling Areas