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
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
> 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
> 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.
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