In partnership with Lyme Great Lakes Timberlands, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has purchased nearly 103 miles of primarily snowmobile trail easements in Baraga and Marquette counties.

The easements were purchased by the DNR for $1.8 million from the L’Anse and Escanaba-based company, with funds from the DNR’s permanent snowmobile easement fund. Eight of the trail miles will be designated as multi-use, including off-road vehicle use, with the remainder for snowmobiles only. Michigan has roughly 6,500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails managed by the DNR and snowmobile clubs, with about half of those miles located in the U.P.

Press release was submitted by the Michigan DNR

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