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WHERE TO RIDE: MICHIGAN

 
(1/19/2007)
TRACKS, TRAILS & RIDE AREAS

The state of Michigan has one of the largest selection of track, trails and ride areas in the United States. This place is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! They have everything from snow-capped mountain ranges to lakeside trails, to wooded ride areas and high-flying Motocross Tracks. This state is an ATVer’s dream, and one of Dirt Wheels’ favorite ride areas.
So if you’re looking for a great place to take your ATVing family, and want to experience a whole new set of trail systems, race the famous Red Bud Motocross track, or if you’re in to hunting; take your bow or gun, pack your tent and throw it on your ATV, and head to Michigan. We’ll see you there!



TRACKS

(1) BAJA MX TRACK
Millington, Michigan

Baja features sand with some intermediate, concessions, and camping, accessory store, separate mini track.
Directions: I-75 to Birch Run exit #136, go east six miles to track on right  side of road.
Contact: www.bajamx.com, or call (989) 871-3356.

(2) BAY RACING
Kingsley, Michigan
The Bay Racing track features Saturday overnight camping, concessions and accessory store.  Motocross style track with loamy soil, clay jumps, some hills and separate  50cc track.
Directions: US 131 North to M-113 west to Kingsley, four miles west of Kingsley  turn north on Schneider Road, 1-1/2 mile on right. M-37 south to Clout Road turn west and go two miles, turn north 1-1/2 miles on right.
Contact: www.bayracing.org, or call (231) 263-2366.

(3) BIG AIR MX
Newaygo, Michigan
Big Air features about one and a half mile long track made up of a combination  of hard pack and sandy loam that offers the riders lots of jumps, both natural  and Supercross style jumps as well, “Little Air” separate peewee  track.
Directions: Take 131 north to Newaygo and head west on M82 until you get  to Flech Ave. About 1.5 miles. Head north and the track entrance is the first  drive on the left.
Contact: www.bigairmotox.com, or call (231) 652-2468.

(4) BULLDOGS MX TRACK
Millington, Michigan
Bulldog features a sand track, concessions, grandstands, special events.
Directions: I-75 to Birch Run exit #136, go east to Belsay Road, go north  mile to entrance on right side of road.
Contact: www.bulldogmc.com, or call (989) 652-9108.

(5) DUTCH SPORTPARK MX
Glendale, Michigan
Dutch features  SX style, restrooms, showers, bike wash, concession, playground  for kids (including swings, sandbox, and even the Cartoon Network) camping, hayrides  after the race day, and separate mini track with unlimited practice.
Directions: Take I-94 to Paw Paw exit, north on M-40 to M-43, go west to  Glendale, at County Road 665 go north five miles to track on left side of the road.
Contact: www.dutchsportparkmx.com, or you can  call (616) 683-4418.

(6) FREELIN MX
Marlette, Michigan
Freelin features a clay mix with sand intermediate soil track with a lot  of jumps, permanent heated indoor showers and restrooms  with plumbing, concessions, outdoor showers, camping, accessory store, interior and exterior  track spectator bleachers, separate mini track with gates, playground, water available, Remote  Control Vehicle Track.
Directions: I-69  or I-75 to M-24, north to Barnes, east to Cargill, north .5 mile or I-69  to M-53, north to Barnes, west to Cargill, north .5 mile.
Contact: www.freelinmx.com, or call (989) 761-1301.   

(7) GRATTAN RACEWAY MX
Belding, Michigan
 Grattan Raceway features a sand track, concessions, grandstands,  special events.
Directions: From Grand Rapids—take 131 North to the 10 Mile Road exit (#97). Go east for about 12 miles until 10 Mile Road ends, and turn right (south) the track is about two miles down on the right (west) side of the road you will see the sign at the entrance below.
Contact: www.grattanracewaymx.com, or call (616) 691-7221.
 
(8) LOG ROAD MX PARK
    Coldwater, Michigan
Log road features a sand gravel mix to intermediate terrain, camping, bleachers, concessions,  water available, track watering system, bike wash available for mud races,  accessory store, separate mini track with unlimited practice.
Directions: Seven miles west of Coldwater on US-12, at Log Road  turn south  1.5 to track entrance.
Contact: www.logroadmx.com,  or call (419) 636-5430.

(9) M-40 MOTOPLEX
Jones, Michigan
M-40 features an outdoor style, clay-based motocross  track, camping, concessions.
Directions: I-94 to south 31 to highway 216, seven miles south of Marcellus on  M-40 or three miles north of M-60.
Contact: (616) 244-1171, or call 219-262-8642.

 (10) POLKA DOTS
Midland, Michigan
Polka Dots features sand, intermediate  mix, limited electrical, showers, water, camping, fishing.
Directions: Midland nine miles north of M-46 or five miles south of M-20 on Meridian Road to west Brooks, go west two miles to track.
Contact: www.polkadotsmc.org, or call (989) 832-8284.

(11) PORTLAND TRAIL RIDERS
Portland, Michigan
Portland Trail Riders features a sand HP mix, concessions, camping, pavilion, water available.
Directions: From I-96 to Portland exit go North one mile to McDonalds restaurant,  to west one block at stop sign, turn south five miles to track entrance.
Contact: www.portlandtrailriders.com, or call (517) 647-7045.

(12) RED BUD MOTOCROSS PARK
Buchanan, Michigan
Red Bud features a  clay mix, camping, bike wash, and water available, separate mini track with unlimited practice, Red Bud/Dutch Track Series Awards, excellent viewing, pavilion, concessions, and announcer.
Directions: From I-94 take US-1331 towards Niles at Benton Harbor, go ten  miles to Red Bud Trail, go south eight miles to track entrance, or from US-12  at Buchanan, Michigan—go north three miles to track on Red Bud Trail.
Contact: www.redbudmx.com, or call (616) 695-6405.

(13) VICTORY LANE
Stanton, Michigan
Victory Lane features excellent concessions,  bike wash, water available, restrooms, camping, announcer, pavilion, covered  start gates, accessory store, practice every day except Monday after or Friday  before a race date.
Directions: From I-75, take M-57 west 62 miles to Vickeryville Road, turn  north seven miles or from US-131 take Greenville exit (M-57) east 32 miles to Vickeryville Road, turn north seven miles.
Contact: www.victorylanesportpark.org, or call (810) 625-4343.


If Dirt Wheels headquarters weren’t nearly three thousand miles away from the great state of Michigan, we would be hitting up a different track, trail or ride area week in and week out all year long. That is if us warm-blooded folk over here could handle that winter season.

TRAILS

(14) BEAVER CREEK TRAIL
Houghton Lake, Michigan
North of Houghton Lake, the Beaver Creek Trail is a 36-mile route that connects with the West Higgins Trail.
Directions: Go north on US 27 for seven miles. Exit and go west on CR 104. Look for parking one mile from US 27.
Contact: (517) 569-9999.

(15) ROSE CITY TRAIL
St. Helen, Michigan
North east of St Helen, the Rose City Trail is a series of connecting loops totaling 15 miles.
Directions: To reach the Ambrose Lake Trailhead from St. Helen, go north on St. Helen Road for 2.5 miles. Turn right on Rose City Road (CR F28) and go ten miles. Take a right on CR F7 (Fairview Road) and travel one mile. Turn right on CR 28 (Houghton Creek Road) and go one mile. Take a left on Piper Lake Road and look for parking on the left. From the trailhead, ride north to connect with the Rose City Trail.
Contact: (517) 569-9999.

(16) WEST HIGGINS TRAIL
Houghton, Michigan
North of Houghton, the West Higgins Trail is a scenic 59-mile route with long hill climbs and some quick rolls.
Directions: To reach the trailhead near Higgins Lake from Houghton Lake goes north on US 27 for seven miles. Exit and go west on CR 104. Look for parking one mile from US 27.
Contact: (517) 569-9999.

(17) DEVILS LAKE ROUTE
    Alpena, Michigan
South of Alpena, the Devils Lake route is a ten-mile route open to ATV and dirt bike riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 32 and US 23 in Alpena, go south on US 23 for two miles. Veer right onto Werth Road and go one mile. Turn left on Piper Road and travel 2.45 miles. Turn right and look for parking.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(18) AMBROSE LAKE TRAIL
    Grayling, Michigan
(Au Sable State Forest)
Southeast of Grayling, the Ambrose Lake Trail is a nine-mile loop open to ATV riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of Main and SR 33 in Rose City, head west on Main (which turns into W. Rose City Road) for 5.5 miles. Go south on CR F7 (N. Fairview Road) for one mile. Go west on CR 20 for one mile. Head south on Piper Lake Road and almost immediately look for parking on the left.
Contact: (517) 426-9205.

(19) BARAGA PLAINS ATV TRAIL
Baraga Township, Michigan
In Baraga County south of Baraga Township, Baraga Plains ORV Trail is a 28-mile route through state forests.
Directions: Before riding this trail area, make sure to contact the local land manager regarding current registration, equipment and gear requirements. Also, verify open/closure dates and times.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(20) NORWAY TRAIL
Dickinson County, Michigan
Northeast of Norway in Dickinson County, the Norway Trail is a 23-mile loop open to both ATV riding and dirt biking.
Directions: From in town at Norway head north on Main St. It ends at 16th Ave, take a right and travel 2.3 miles. 16th Ave. changes to Pine Creek Road (CR 573.) Go left (north) on Norway Truck Trl. Go just over 1/2 mile and look for parking on the right.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(21) FLECH GRADE ROUTE
Flech County, Michigan
North of Iron Mountain, the Flech Grade route is a 38-mile route along an old railroad grade. It is shared by ATVs and motorcycles. It runs from Flech to a few miles east of Schaffer.
Directions: To reach the Flech trailheads from Iron Mountain, go north on US 2. Go to SR 95 and go north on SR 95. Travel for 10.5 miles. Turn right on SR 69 and 11.8 miles to the town of Flech. The trailhead is just south of town.
Contact: (906) 228-6561.

(22) BILL NICHOLLS ATV ROUTE
Houghton County, Michigan
In Houghton County, the Bill Nicholls ORV Trail is a 37-mile route parallel to SR 26. It runs south from Atlanta Mine.
Directions: From in town at Norway head north on Main St. It ends at 16th Ave, take a right and travel 2.3 miles. 16th Ave changes to Pine Creek Road (CR 573.) Go left (north) on Norway Truck Trail. Go just over 1/2 mile and look for parking on the right.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(23) OLD STATE HOUSE TRAIL
Iosco County, Michigan
The Old State House Trail is a 17-mile route open to both ATV and dirt bike riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 23 and River Road in Oscoda, go west on River Road for six miles to the Foote Site Village. Turn right on Foote Dam Road and travel 1.8 miles. Turn left on Bissonette Road and go 1.3 miles to parking.
Contact: (989) 275-5151.

(24) LEETSVILLE TRAIL
Kalkaska County, Michigan
Northeast of Kalkaska in Kalkaska County, the Leetsville Trail is a 25-mile network open to both ATV riding and dirt biking.
Directions: From the intersection of US 131 and CR 612 (Nash Rd.) in Kalkaska head east on CR 612. Travel just over three miles. Once past the junction with Wheeler Lake Road look for parking on the left.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(25) BASS LAKE TRAIL
Marquette County, Michigan
In Marquette County west of Gwinn, the Bass Lake ORV Trail is a 26-mile loop around Bass Lake.
Directions: The Bass Lake area is located four miles west of Gwinn on SR35.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(26) FOREST ISLANDS TRAIL
Menominee County, Michigan
Southwest of Escanaba in Menominee and Delta Counties, the Forest Islands Trail is a 33-mile trail system open to both ATV and dirt biking.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Cedar River, head north on Camp O Road for 1.7 miles to trailhead parking on left.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(27) LEOTA TRAIL
Missaukee County, Michigan
Northeast of Leota in Missaukee and Rosscommon counties, the Leota Trail is 55-mile network of loops open to both ATV riding and dirt biking.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Cedar River, head north on Camp O Road for 1.7 miles to trailhead parking on left.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(28) CEDAR CREEK ATV TRAIL
Muskegon County, Michigan
East of Twin Lake in Muskegon County, the Cedar Creek ORV trail is a 24-mile route divided into a north and south loop.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 23 and River Road in Oscoda, go west on River Road for six miles to the Foote Site Village. Turn right on Foote Dam Road and travel 1.8 miles. Turn left on Bissonette Road and go 1.3 miles to parking.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(29) OGEMAW HILLS TRAILS
Ogemaw County, Michigan
The Ogemaw Hills Trails are two loops open to both ATV and dirt bike riding. One loop is five miles and the other is 11 miles.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of CR F7 (Fairview Road) and I-75 Business (Houghton ave.) in West Branch, go north on CR F7 for 9.2 miles. Turn left on CR 20 (Houghton Creek Trail) and go 1 mile. Turn left on Piper Lake Road and look for parking on the left.
Contact: (989) 275-5151.

(30) IRON RIVER/MARENISCO ROUTE
Ottowa National Forest, Michigan
On the Upper Peninsula, the Iron River—Marenisco Route is a 67-mile route open to ATV riding.
Directions: The trailhead is in the town of Marenisco. Park at the intersection of Pine ave and SR 64.
Contact: (906) 932-1330.

(31) GEELS TRAIL
Roscommon County, Michigan
Southeast of Roscommon, the Geels Trail System is open to ATV and dirt bike riding. The trail system consists of Geels north and Geels south. The Geels North is a 22-mile route through mature forest with sandy trails. The Geels south is a 28-mile route through mature hardwood forest on sandy double track.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 76 and St. Helen Road in St. Helen, go northwest on SR 76 for five miles to the town of Geels. Turn right on Moore Road and go 0.2 miles. Turn right on Marl Lake Road and go about 0.5 miles to parking.
Contact: (313) 565-3818.

(32) ST HELEN ORV ROUTE
St. Helens, Michigan
East of St. Helen, the St. Helen ORV Route is a trail system consisting of numerous loops totaling 30 miles. There is also a two square mile open play area. There are some minor hill climbs and scrambles.
Directions: To reach the parking at the Motorsport Area from St. Helen, goes east on Beaver Lake Road for two miles. Turn right on Meridian Road Look for parking on the right after about 0.5 miles.
Contact: (517) 373-9900.


The Michigan ATV Association shows us what ATVing in Michigan is all about? A fun filled family sport that allows us to appreciate what Mother Nature has to offer. Throw that in with a little high-speed trail action, and this is one heck of a state pastime.

RIDE AREAS

(33) CHEBOYGAN COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM
    Cheboygan, Michigan
BLACK LAKE ATV TRAIL
Southeast of Cheboygan, the Black Lake ORV Trail is a 38-mile route.
BUMMERS ROOST ATV TRAIL
In Cheboygan County, the Bummers Roost ORV Trail is a 21-mile route on the east shores of Black Lake.
CRANBERRY LAKE TRAIL
Northeast of St. Ignace, the Cranberry Lake Trail is a eight-mile route open to ATV and dirt bike riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from St. Ignace, go north on I-75 for 14 miles. Go east on SR 134 and travel 31.5 miles. Turn left on SR 48 and go 0.3 miles to parking.
Contact: (906) 293-5131.

(34) CRAWFORD COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM 
Crawford, Michigan
FREDERIC LOOP TRAIL
West of Frederic in Crawford County, the Frederic Loop Trail is a 29-mile network of trails open to both ATV riding and dirt biking.
KALKASKA TRAILS SOUTH
Southeast of Mancelona, the Kalkaska Trail system consists of 90 miles of trails open to both ATV riding and dirt biking.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Frederic, head west on CR612 for four miles. Turn left on Tower Trail Park on the left. To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 131 and Maple St. in Marcelona, go south on Maple St. (CR 571) for 3.7 miles. Turn left (east) on Starvation Lake Road. Go 4.7 miles and look for parking on the left.
Contact: (989) 732-3541.

(35) MOUNDS OFF-ROAD VEHICLE AREA
Flint, Michigan (Genesee County)
Near Flint in Genesee County, the Mounds ORV Park has trails open to OHV users. ATVs, dirt bikes and 4WD vehicles share these routes. Open year-round, but from March 15-May 15 no trucks are allowed and motorcycles and ATVs are restricted to the eight-acre scramble area only.
Directions: The park is located at 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road about 1.5 miles east of Genesee Road.
Contact: (810) 736-7100.

(36) GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY TRAIL SYTEM
Grayling, Michigan
FIFE LAKE
In Grand Traverse County, there is are several connecting loops north and south of Fife Lake that are open to ATV riding. The total system mileage is 66 miles.
NORTH MISSAUKEE TRAIL
Southwest of Grayling, the North Missaukee Trail is a 73-mile route open to both ATV and dirt bike riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 131 and E County Line Road (Grand-Kal rrd) in Fife Lake, head north on E County Line Road Travel 2.75 miles to where Supply Road (CR 660) veers left. Travel on Supply Road for four miles to parking on the left. To reach the trailhead from Grayling, go south on I-75 for 4.4 miles to the US 27 exit. Go south on US 27 for 11.5 miles. Go west on CR 104 for 11.3 miles. The road will T here. Look for parking at the intersection of CR 104 and 13 Mile Road.
Contact:  (517) 569-9999.

(37) HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST
Munising/Shingleton, Michigan
COAL WOOD TRAIL
South of Shingleton, the Coal Wood Trail is a 14-mile route along an old railroad grade through northern hardwood and red pine stands. The route is marked and easy to follow. It runs between Hwy. M-94 east and Hwy. M-94 west.
Directions: Located just south of Shingleton, a sign marks the eastern trailhead on the west side of M-94. There is no parking at the trailhead, but spaces may be available at or near one of the business on M-28 in Shingleton.
GRAND ISLAND NATIONAL
RECREATION AREA
North of Munising on the Upper Peninsula, the Grand Island National Recreation Area has miles of old forest roads and old carriage trails to explore. Grand Island stretches north for eight miles, from its south point at Williams Landing in Munising Bay to the north end at North Point. Only three miles across at its widest point, Grand lsland offers 35 miles of shoreline, encompassing over 13,500 acres of dense woodland.
HAYWIRE TRAIL
South of Shingleton, the Haywire Trail is a 33-mile route along an old railroad grade. The route begins on M-94 south of Shingleton and ends at the Water Intake Plant in Manistique.
Directions: Located just south of Shingleton, a sign marks the northern trailhead on the east side of M-94. There is no parking at the trailhead, but spaces may be available at or near local businesses on M-28 in Shingleton, less than 1/3 mile north of the trailhead.
Contact: (906) 387-3700.

(38) LAKE COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM
Lake County, Michigan
LINCOLN HILLS TRAIL
Near Luther in Lake County, the Lincoln Hills Trail is a 21-mile loop trail open to ATV and dirt bike riding. It is known as a good family ride.
Directions: To reach the Lincoln Hills Trail trailhead from Baldwin, head north on SR37 for 15.5 miles to 9 Mile Road. Turn right on 9 Mile Road to the Lincoln Hills Trail trailhead.
LITTLE MANISTEE TRAIL
Near Luther in Lake County, the Little Manistee Trail is a sandy, 45-mile loop open to ATV and dirt bike riding. It can be linked to Lincoln Hills and Big/Little “O” Trails via Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Luther, head north out of town on Old M 63, this will curve to the west and turn into 4 Mile Road. After approximately four miles, turn left (south) on Kings Hwy. The trailhead will be on the right, about 3/4 mile down the Road.
TIN CUP SPRINGS TRAIL
South of Luther in Lake County, the Tin Cup Springs Trail is a 20-mile loop open to ATV and dirt bike riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Luther, head south on State Road. for about 6.5 mile. Take a right (west) on 24th street and then a right (north) on Kings Hwy. The trailhead will be on your right about one mile up the road. One good feature is that the Trail and Route run parallel to each other and you can change from one to the other at any road crossings. The ORV Route will have some sandy sections and you need to look out for dune buggies and four-wheel traffic.
Contact: (231) 775-9727.

(39) MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST
Oscoda County, Michigan
BULL GAP ATV TRAIL
In Oscoda County, the Bull Gap ORV trail has 115 miles of routes open to ATV riding. There are several trails and a sand hill.
HURON TRAIL
Southwest of Oscoda, the Huron Trail is a 52-mile route open to ATV riding. This is a wide, smooth route with a few sandy spots.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 23 and West River Road in Oscoda, head west on West River Road (turns into East River Road) for 1.5 miles. Take a left (south) on Grass Road Go one-half mile to parking on the left.
LITTLE O TRAIL
Near Baldwin, the Little O Trail and the Big O Trail have a combined 139 miles open to ATV riding. These routes connect up with the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (CCC Trail).
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Baldwin, head north on SR37 for 9.5 miles to the trailhead parking on west side of road past Wolf Lake.
MCCCT-WHITE CLOUD
Northeast of White Cloud, the White Cloud section of the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (CCC Trail) is open to ATV riding. There are about 20 miles of looping trails wide enough for ATVs.
To reach the trailhead from White Cloud, head north on SR37 for 1.75 miles. Turn west on SR20 for four miles to the trailhead, which is on the north side of the road.
MEADOWS TRAIL
In Oscoda County, the Meadows Trail is a 76-mile route open to ATV riding. The route connects with the Bull Gap Trail.
BIG O TRAIL
Near Baldwin, the Little O Trail and the Big O Trail have a combined 139 miles open to ATV riding. These routes connect up with the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (CCC Trail).
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Baldwin, head north on SR37 for 9.5 miles to the trailhead parking on west side of road past Wolf Lake.
MEADOWS TRAIL
In Oscoda County, the Meadows Trail is a 76-mile route open to ATV riding. The route connects with the Bull Gap Trail.
Contact: (989) 826-3252.

(40) LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST
Hessel, Michigan
BAY CITY LAKE TRAIL
On the Upper Peninsula north of Hessel, the Bay City Lake Trail is a nine-mile route open to ATV riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 134 and 3 Mile Road in Hessel, head north on 3 Mile Road Go 1.25 miles to Bay City Lake Road and turn left. Travel 1.75 miles, staying right at all junctions, to the parking area.
HAYWIRE ATV TRAIL
On the Upper Peninsula south of Shingleton, the Haywire Trail is a 33-mile route along an old railroad grade. The route begins on M-94 south of Shingleton and ends at the Water Intake Plant in Manistique.
Directions: Located just south of Shingleton, a sign marks the northern trailhead on the east side of M-94. There is no parking at the trailhead, but spaces may be available at or near local businesses on M-28 in Shingleton, less than 1/3 mile north of the trailhead.
Contact: (800) 543-2937.

(41) LUCE COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM
Luce County, Michigan
DANAHER PLAINS TRAIL
In Luce County, the Dahner Plains Trail is a 29-mile route open to ATV riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 28 and SR 77 in Seney, head north on SR 77. Travel 4.2 miles north to a right turn. Look for parking.
PINE RIDGE TRAIL
The Pine Ridge Trail is a 49-mile route open to both ATV and dirt bike riding.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 123 and CR 466 in Newberry, go north on SR 123 for five miles to Fourmile Corner. Turn left, going northwest on CR 407 (Deer Park Road) and travel for 17.6 miles. Turn left on Ohio Camp Road and look for parking on the left.
SANDTOWN TRAIL
South of Newberry in Luce County, the Sandtown Trail is a 36-mile loop open to ATV riding and off-road motorcycling.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Newberry, head south on SR 123 for 3.25 miles to a right (west) on SR 28. Travel three miles on SR 28 to a left (south) on SR 117. Go 4.5 miles to a right (west) on CR 447 (Old Curtis Road Line Road) Travel 1.8 miles to a left (south) on Hayes Road. Go about 1.5 miles to a parking area on the left.
TWO-HEART TRAIL
The Two Heart Trail is a 36-mile route open to both ATV and dirt bike riding. It connects with the Pine Ridge Trail.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 123 and CR 466 in Newberry, go north on SR 123 for five miles to Fourmile Corner. Turn left, going west north on CR 407 (Deer Park Road) and travel for 17.6 miles. Turn left on Ohio Camp Road and look for parking on the left.
Important: Before riding this trail area, make sure to contact the local land manager regarding current registration, equipment and gear requirements. Also, verify open/closure dates and times.
Contact: (906) 293-5131.

(42) MONTMORRENCY COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM
Montmorrency County, Michigan
ATLANTA ATV TRAIL
In Montmorrency County northeast of Atlanta, the Atlanta ORV Trail system has 82 miles of routes through state forest land. The system consists of a series of loops.
BIG BEAR ATV TRAIL
In Montmorrency County, the Big Bear ORV Trail is a 20-mile route open to ATV riding. There is a 15-mile loop and a five-mile connector trail to the Crapo Creek Trail and the north Branch route.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 123 and CR 466 in Newberry, go north on SR 123 for five miles to Fourmile Corner. Turn left, going west north on CR 407 (Deer Park Road) and travel for 17.6 miles. Turn left on Ohio Camp Road and look for parking on the left.
SANDTOWN TRAIL
Contact: (989) 732-3541; Local Tourism (989) 786-2293; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

(43) OSTSEGO COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM
Ostsego County, Michigan
CRAPO CREEK ATV TRAIL
In Otsego County, the Crapo Creek ORV Trail is a 18-mile route open to ATV riding. It connects with the Big Bear Trail.
NORTH BRANCH ATV ROUTE
In Otsego County, the North Branch ATV Route is a 26-mile route open to ATV riding. It connects with the Crapo Creek Trail.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from US75, use Exit 270. Turn west towards the town of Waters. Head north on Old US Hwy 27. Go to the town of Otsego Lake. From town head 7.2 miles east on CR F38 (Mancelona Road, than turns to Old State Road) Take a right onto Turtle Lake Road Look for parking on left after .1 mile.
Contact: (989) 732-3541; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

(44) SILVER LAKE ORV SITE
Silver Lake, Michigan
Northwest of Grand Rapids and west of Mears in Oceana County, the 3000-acre Silver Lake State Park has a 450-acre ORV area with sand dunes.
Directions: To reach the trailhead from Mears on US31, use the Hart or the Shelby exits and then follow the signs.
Contact: (231) 873-3083.


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WARNING: Much of the action de­pict­­ed in this magazine is potentially dan­gerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced ex­­perts or professionals. Do not at­tempt to duplicate any stunts that are be­­yond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear.
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