Benzie-Manistee Snowmobile Club Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Closed
  • Last Groomed: January 23rd, 2024
  • Reported On: March 16th, 2024 @ 7:56am

Groomer Report

Benzie Manistee Snowbirds want to welcome you to Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau Counties.
Trails # 3,33,37,39,313,386,391,395

Benzie Manistee Leelanau report,                  Trails are Closed,  – Trails are lacking snow, no fresh and temps 45 – 50* Manistee County, Benzie, Leelanau also.

We are closing gates on private properties on the trail today, Trail 3 Manistee county -Dickson Rd, Clements Rd, Trail 33 Dinger, Novak by Johnson Rd. Trail 386 Chief Rd. Saddle up at 13 Mile. Due to excessive ORV use, Please, ride with caution and respect private property.

Groomers are in the barn now on the BMS trails, time for maintenance, let the big guys have the right of way!

Manistee, Benzie, and Leelanau Counties have 2-4inches, Snowbirds Clubhouse open Saturdays during season, stop in for a warmer upper and a snack. To visit or just hang out! All are welcome, just off trail#3 in Kaleva follow the signs.

When the sign says, “stay on trail”, that is what it means! Please…Watch for groomers on the trails.

Trail 3, NORTH, Benzie County line to Maple City,  We have been  working on a reroute option for this for this winter and have it in place, we are patiently waiting on Leelanau County Road Commission to figure it out.. 3 is good South of M-72, Re-Route, North up Newman Road is not signed or approved, this segment north to Kasson Center road and then turn West on Kasson Center 1/2 mile to where the trail resumes going North to Maple City is not signed also. From Kasson North to Maple City is signed.

Please stay off GROOMED Snowmobile trails with ORV and wheeled Vehicles!

Please support your snowmobile clubs, our volunteers do countless hours of work on and off the trails!

Regular meetings 1st Wednesday of the month 7pm
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Ride in control and remember RIDE RIGHT! When stopped along the trail please STAY to the RIGHT do not block the trail.

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

Kaleva to Highbridge              #3 – #33 – #313  Hodenpyle, Chief.     Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Kaleva to Bear Lake/T’ville     #3 – #389 – #3 – #37                              Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Benzie and Turtle Creek         #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 riders 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. 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