We groom and maintain two connected trails: The Clearwater and the Suomi Trails. These trails are connected to the Taconite Trail, the Lawron Trail and the Marcell South Trail. There is a trailhead parking area on County Road 233, which accesses both trail systems. To reach the parking area, go 11 1/2 miles north on State Hwy 38 out of Grand Rapids. Take the left at 38 Outpost (Cty Rd 233) and proceed approximately 1/4 to 1/2 mile. The parking lot is on the left.
Our club meetings are held at Camp Hiawatha which is located off Co. Rd. 19 on the north side of Deer Lake. The meetings are on the lower level of the main building and start at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month from October through April. New members are welcome. The next meeting is on Jan.5,2017. Come join us, we would love to meet you.
The club held snowmobile safety training for youths on Dec. 10. Nine new snowmobilers graduated.
TRAIL UPDATE AS OF 12/30/16:
The trails are in poor shape. The weather in November was warm and the swamps didn't get frozen. That kept the club members from accessing the portions of the trail that were beyond the swamps and those parts of the trail did not get cleared. All of which means that the trail may be blocked by downed trees and that the groomer can't operate. If enough sleds ride over and pack the swamps, they will then freeze and the trails can get opened up.
Have fun, keep right and ride sober.
If you are looking for a nice scenic ride, this is the place! There are plenty of hotels and resorts that accommodate snowmobile parking and some have access to the trail systems right out the door.