Grand Marais MN Trail Info Needed

Grand Marais MN Trail Info Needed

Post by Tom S » Wed, 04 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I do believe the trail you are referring to has not yet been completed.
Some small cities past Grand Marais do not want it in their back yard.

Yes, there are a lot of tree huggers in that area but also some snowmobile
friendly establishments, the ones who realize where the money is coming
from.

You better make sure no snowmobiles in your group have studs, you will have
to buy a $51 permit to ride in Minnesota with studs.

They do have some great trails up there.  The North Shore trail is great, as
with the local trails too.  Some great little towns.  Finland, Isabella,
Lutsen.  The trails do get pretty beat up by Sunday but before Sat they are
great and on Sat they are ok.  Great twisty, turny deep wooded trails

Any other year I would recommend it highly.  But because of the stud ban, I
would advise against it.  But do write a letter to the Grand Marais Chamber
of Commerce and tell them how much you were planning on spending in the area
and why you decided to go elsewhere.  The only way the State Legislature
will change the stud ban is to have the people with the money start
complaining.

tom S.

Quote:

>  We are possiby interested in a trip to Grand Marais. Partially, because
>some of the "non-sledding" members in our group.. just want to do the
>toursit thing. I'm concerned that the trail access... and trails in general
>aren't that great, and that from what I've read on the net... they're more
>interested in skiiers and hikers than sleds. There also was supposed to
>be some sort of corridor trail to canada.. that apparently didn't go
through?
> I've ridden the "state" trail north from two harbors.. and have found it
>basically not acceptable for weekend riding.
>  Anyone stayed at Grand Marais?  Trail access decent?
>Anyplace to ride other than the state trail?
>  Thanks for any experienced advice.

>dave olson

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Grand Marais MN Trail Info Needed

Post by dave ols » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00

  We are possiby interested in a trip to Grand Marais. Partially, because
some of the "non-sledding" members in our group.. just want to do the
toursit thing. I'm concerned that the trail access... and trails in general
aren't that great, and that from what I've read on the net... they're more
interested in skiiers and hikers than sleds. There also was supposed to
be some sort of corridor trail to canada.. that apparently didn't go through?
 I've ridden the "state" trail north from two harbors.. and have found it
basically not acceptable for weekend riding.
  Anyone stayed at Grand Marais?  Trail access decent?
Anyplace to ride other than the state trail?
  Thanks for any experienced advice.

dave olson

'98 FIII
'97 FZ
'94 MX
please remove "nospam" to reply by email.

 
 
 

Grand Marais MN Trail Info Needed

Post by Ruddag » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I believe that the trail corridor you referred to was from around Duluth that
was closed. Grand Marais is north of Duluth. You shouldn't have any problems
reaching Canada. From what I know of the area, it's suppose to be some of the
most scenic riding in the country. However, you need to make sure they have a
decent amount of snow prior to going (repeat of last year). There is some rock
in the Arrowhead and it takes a more snow to build the base up over it. In a
normal year, never a problem. Last year may have been bad due to poor snow.
I've never heard anyone complain about the trails up there. There is a lot, and
you can really get back in no man's land if you choose. Lots of logging roads
as well. Good luck