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There are more than 6,200 miles of Michigan snowmobile trails. Here's the perfect place for those who love this winter sport!

Michigan is famous with snowmobilers nationwide for its' unique combination of plentiful and dependable snow, exciting terrain and an extensive trail network. Michigan boasts over 6,000 miles of designated snowmobile trails throughout the state in three national forests and many acres of privately owned lands.

And, it's one of only three states that offer a large system of interconnected snowmobile trails

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Snowmobiling On
South Haven MI Streets

Snowmobiles had not previously been allowed in the city of South Haven MI, but in January 2010 we were allowed to enter from the Kal-Haven Trail and operate from the trail head on North Bailey Street along Wells and Dunkley Streets to the Depot RV Park parking lot north of the Depot Store.

There is also an access route to the gas station at the corner of 73rd and Phoenix Street and to hotels on Veterans Boulevard and Dewey Court.

Here is the full list of snowmobile access routes in South Haven:

2nd Ave. between 71 1/2 St. and 73rd St.
Veterans Boulevard between 2nd Ave. and Phoenix St.
73rd St. between 2nd Ave and Phoenix St.
Dewey Court east from Veterans Boulevard.
N. Bailey St. from the Kal-Haven trail head to Wells St.
Wells St. to Dunkley St.
Dunkley St. to the Depot parking lot

Snowmobiles may operate on these streets in South Haven, Michigan between 7:00 am and 11:59 pm. All city ordinances including speed and noise are in effect.

Approximately 50% of the snowmobile trail system is located on private lands; 20% federal; 25% state; and 5% on "other public properties." Michigan snowmobile trails have approximately 150 grooming tractors which are used by more than 65 grant program sponsors to groom this extensive trail system.

If you're wanting to snowmobile on the Kal-Haven Trail, you don't need a Kal-Haven Trail Pass. What you do need is a DNR pass for Michigan snowmobile trails. The Kal Haven Trail is a multi-use trail running 34 miles from Kalamazoo, Michigan to South Haven Mi. The trail starts in South Haven on North Bailey Avenue and ends in Kalamazoo on 10th Street.

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Permit

In addition to registration of a snowmobile in Michigan or from another state or province, a person who wants to operate a snowmobile in Michigan will need to purchase a snowmobile trail permit sticker. The snowmobile trail permit sticker is valid for 1 year which begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year.

For guidelines related to snowmobiles in Michigan, check the Department of Natural Resources and Environment - DNRE website. Operator requirements, as well as safety requirements and online applications for permits and stickers are available.

And, if you're an nature lover, be sure to check out one of the best deals around: The Michigan Recreation Passport!

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Michigan Snowmobile Trail Maps

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