The Leelanau Enterprise reports that the snowmobile trail from Empire Airport to Maple City – Leelanau County’s only official trail – is in good shape this year and drawing praise from riders. Florian Czerniak of the Cedar Hilltoppers Snowmobile Club (the group that established the trail in 2000) explained that the trail fits into Michigan’s snowmobile trail network:
Czerniak said having the Maple City-Empire trail as part of a network of trails overseen by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is a nice feature for snowmobilers. “If you want you can ride from Maple City all the way to Manistee. If you follow the right trails you can make it all the way to Kalkaska and Grayling, if you have a mind to,” he said.
Read A great day to be out in the Enterprise.
Photo: Winter in the Leelanau Peninsula by John Levanen