Feb. 21, 2017
UNFORTUNATELY THE WEATHER HAS CONTINUED TO BE UNCOOPERATIVE.
LIKE OTHER PLACES IT HAS BEEN WARM AND SNOWLESS WITH SOME RAIN AT TIMES AS WELL.
THE TRAILS ARE IN BAD SHAPE AND NO IMPROVEMENT IN SIGHT. WE ARE NOT RECOMMENDING THAT ANYONE TRIES TO RIDE THE TRAILS AT THIS TIME.
Have fun and be safe out there!!
WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE RIDERS THAT COME OUT TO RIDE OUR TRAILS . WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS THAT MAKE OUR TRAILS MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE AND SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.
A note on trail conditions:
Our trails had several areas with active logging this past summer. The trails have not totally recovered due to heavy truck usage. Specific areas that will needed continued snow are a section of Trail #6 in Udell Hills and a short section of #614 between the intersection with Trail #6 and East Pine Lake Road. Please use caution in those areas and heed the Stay on Trail signs due to areas of numerous stumps.
– Significant efforts were made this past summer to improve about 2 Miles of Trail #614 and approximately ½ mile of ruts on Trail #617 that have been problem areas. The work should improve ride ability of those trails.
SEE YOU SOON!!
Now on Facebook as well…Wellston Winter Trails and Promotions
We would like to remind riders to stay on the trails. We do have some trails that go through private properties. Recently some landowners in other parts of the state have withdrawn their permission to use their property for trails due to riders leaving the trails. One example is the trail between East Jordon and Charlevoix. We do not want that to happen here.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Our groomers are now equipped with Collett Groomer Warning Beacons. “Collett Communicator’s of Oakbank, MB Canada Groomer Warning Beacons or GWB’s are devices that are installed on trail groomers and transmit a 900MHz radio signal ” dee-da ” …. “dee-da ” that can be received on channel #1 of all Collett ‘ 900 ‘ series Communicators. This signal warns snowmobilers that a groomer is near and they should slow down and be prepared to stop.
Tippy Dam Rd. – 9″ at 11:30am on 12/11/16
New Groomer with attached drag.
Our new sign at the Groomer Barn on Old House Road.
The Manistee County Road Commission put up new signs at the Stronach Rd. and Steinberg Rd. intersection showing the staging area there. That is the western end of the Wellston Trails system. Also, the banner is now up on the Cooley Bridge staging area on M-55. Staging is also available at our grooming barn at 18151 Old House Rd., just east of Tippy Dam Rd. Please do not block the doors if you use this staging area. Thank you.
Our Groomer Barn, constructed in 2014 stores our groomers and other equipment. Both the barn and the new tractor we put into service last year will aid us in keeping the trails in good shape in the coming season.
OUR BARN AND TRACTORS
Our New Groomer
Come on out and enjoy the trails! THINK SNOW!!!!
The Pine River at Norman Township Park
The Big Manistee River from the trail
2015 MSA Congressional Ride – 1/30/2015
2015 Michcanska World Tour start at Cayote Crossing, Hoxeyville, MI – Feb 5, 2015
Please be sure to visit our Wellston Winter Trails site at http://www.wellstonwintertrails.com
Wellston Winter Trails & Promotions
18151 Old House Rd.
Wellston, MI 49689