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Grab your sled, ride! State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and trail grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. The snowmobile program is 100% funded with your trail permit dollars. Want to try snowmobiling? There are plenty of outfits across the state that rent snowmobiles for the day, weekend or week.
The first Free Snowmobiling Weekend will debut Feb. 11-12, 2023. Snowmobilers can operate their machines over a two-day period without the requirement of a snowmobile registration or trail permit. Learn more.
Before you go
Where to ride
Ride thousands of miles of public lands open to snowmobile riding, including state-designated trails. frozen water bodies, unplowed shoulders of state highways and county or local roads and thousands of acres available for off-trail (backcountry snowmobiling).
Your key to Michigan state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and state trailheads all year long. See where it can take you!