From its rocky hill climbs to its twisty, single-tracks, Michigan’s ORV (off road vehicle) and ATV trails are like no other. ORV and ATV riders enjoy these types of trails because of its route system and frozen surface of public waters. All throughout the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula, the state forest roads are open for riding. Listed below is a recommended ORV/ATV trail that riders enjoy riding on.
Ottawa National Forest – Trails
One of the most visited ORV and ATV winter trails in Michigan is the Ottawa National Forest. Filled with beauty, bountiful waterfalls and lots of land, The Ottawa National Forest has approximately one million acres in the western end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Many riders are familiar with this area because of its fall colors, winter snows, canoeing, fishing/hunting and friendly people. Most trails and roads are open to ORV and ATV riders, however, there are a few areas that are not permitted due to them being a federally designated wilderness. In the Ottawa National Forest, these areas include: Sturgeon River Gorge, McCormick Wilderness and the Sylvania Wilderness.
ORV Trails This Year and Next
Do you live in Michigan and are looking for ATV trails to ride through this winter? In 2019 more trails in Southern Lower Michigan will be available to ride. For this year, check out the Ottawa National Forest. Or better yet, experience the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and drive on the ORV trails of Drummond Island! All daring dirt bikers love the thrill because it stirs up dirt with its soggy mud bogs. See this list of forest roads accessible or not accessible to ORVs/ATVs per the DNR.
Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about ORV and ATV demand in Michigan. If you are done with your riding days and are thinking about selling your ATV, feel free to give us a call or fill out our free quote form today. We are excited and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.