Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 3"
Date of Report: February 20, 2020
Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Base 3 inches -Trail is in excellent condition especially with all the new snowfall
Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 -good
Base 3 inches -Trail is in excellent condition.
When going across the bridge in Brimley make sure you go with your the flow of traffic! Blowing and drifting occurs when you first leave Brimley.
Watch for trail change going south just before getting to Raco.
Raco to Naomikong Trail #8 [where Paradise meets us], Trail #8 – GOOD
Base 3 inches – Trail is in good condition. 2018 Trail change just east of Salt Pointe Rd. Moved trail out of twisty section back to the old straight route, about 2.5 miles.
Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 3 inches – Trail is in good condition.
We now have a marked trail going to Chippewa Motors. It starts once you come out of the woods east of M-129 off #449. It comes into their parking lot from behind if you need parts or service.
City curfew is from 1 am – 6 am. Remember most City streets are open to traffic 20 mph, stop at all intersections, and ride on the right hand side of street not on side walks. Watch for closed streets that are posted, mainly around the hospital, university, and state trunk lines.
Sault Ste. Marie to Kinross, Trail #49 -GOOD
Base 3 inches – Trail is in good condition and the recent snowfall has been excellent for riding.
Make sure you follow reroute once you cross the bridge going south at 7 Mile Road.
When the trail is running along roads make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.
Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494 – GOOD
Base 3 inches – Lots of new snow makes for excellent riding
Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 -GOOD
Base 3 inches – Trail in good condition.
Every snowmobile adventure requires one very important element: snow! Averaging more than 120 inches annually, Sault Ste. Marie is a snowmobiler’s dream and the perfect hub from which to explore hundreds of miles of groomed trails across the Eastern Upper Peninsula and beyond.
Connecting a variety of small communities and running through national forests, state forest lands and snow-covered hills and plains across the region, touring the EUP by snowmobile is both exhilarating and awe-inspiring. Watch for the abundant wildlife and be sure to leave time for hearty lunches and dinners at area restaurants and taverns.
Most, but not all, city streets are open to safe snowmobiling and allow riders access to businesses and lodging. A break from the trail is equally exhilarating at Kewadin Casino or in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, where a local brew pub, wineries and restaurants await you. Be sure to put the first Saturday in February on your calendar, when the International 500 snowmobile race brings NASCAR-style excitement to the snowy city.