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Old January 4th, 2017, 07:24 AM   #1
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I know we have a few on here.

We are probably going to load up the sleds and head up there for the weekend.

I am looking for a place where I can unload and do some riding and have a good time, but not journey to far from the truck. My son is almost 8 and riding his "new" 370Z... I got him the throttle gizmo from "clyde can ride", but I dont expect that he will be going a hundred miles.

we are staying the nights in interlochen. BUT, I am probably not unloading at the house. I will drive where ever if there is an awesome spot for the day. We have rode the "public land" right there north of the golf course on 31 and long lake up to the lake ann area. That may work since we are basically staying across the street from it. was wondering if there was another better area? again. I dont mind driving a bit. also perfer to stay away from the mass's of people.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 08:02 AM   #2
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Drop off at rasho rd. Its on the power line. No road riding and you can go for hours. There is never more than 1 or 2 trailers there.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 08:27 AM   #3
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May want to check current laws.... but if I remember correctly you need
To be 12 To legally cross the road. Not sure if I would want my 8 year old on a groomed trail. May want to consider riding at the military areas in grayling. Closer and less nut jobs.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 08:30 AM   #4
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May want to check current laws.... but if I remember correctly you need
To be 12 To legally cross the road. Not sure if I would want my 8 year old on a groomed trail. May want to consider riding at the military areas in grayling. Closer and less nut jobs.
Do check into this, for ORV's there are restrictions on crossing roads as well. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that sleds have similar restrictions.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 08:49 AM   #5
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May want to check current laws.... but if I remember correctly you need
To be 12 To legally cross the road. Not sure if I would want my 8 year old on a groomed trail. May want to consider riding at the military areas in grayling. Closer and less nut jobs.
yup... well aware.

A person under the age of 12:

- May not operate a snowmobile without direct supervision of an adult, except on property owned or controlled by the parent or legal guardian.
- May not cross a highway or street.


not worried about it. thats why I will not unload at the house, and the "rasho rd" powerline suggestion is exactly what I was looking for. The area by lake ann you can ride for hours without ever having to even see a road, and there is hardly anyone, but cross country skiers on it. If we do find a road I will cross his sled and go back accross and get mine. that was how we did it right in front of the cops last time we were up. The cop nodded as I did it.

grayling area eh? I have not ever been. I figured it would be over crowded thats why I dont go. its pretty quite over by TC. atleast the few places we have rode.

and yes, I want to stay away from the groomed trail systems/gaylord area specifically. although they get dumped on dont care to ride with the crazies...

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Drop off at rasho rd. Its on the power line. No road riding and you can go for hours. There is never more than 1 or 2 trailers there.
right down from courtade elementary school?
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The military trails in Grayling are great! That's where I would take my son when he gets old enough to ride by himself.
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The military trails in Grayling are great! That's where I would take my son when he gets old enough to ride by himself.
cool... Thanks. I will keep that in mind for future day trips!

I am all for closer and quicker. looks like they wont quite have the snow that traverse city area will have this weekend. But, will watch grayling forecast and do some trips up for a day of riding and come back home.
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The rasho rd parking area should be good. Easy to get to from interlochen, and not too far. There is another good spot off supply rd, but are on the same trail, just different locations and the Rasho rd spot is closer.
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