3/29/13: Well officially for snowmobilers on GIA trails winter will come to an end April 1st. Even though winter got off to a slow start for us it turned out to be a pretty great year. I hope everyone enjoys the months ahead and we'll see you on the trail Dec 1st.
VOYAGEURS NAT'L PARK
4/3/2013: All snowmobile trails in the park are open at this time. Grooming on all trails has ended for the season; expect trail conditions to deteriorate as temperatures continue to rise. Beware of hazardous slush conditions.
A reminder that the snowmobile speed limit in the park is 45 mph on lake surfaces and 25 mph on the land trails.
The Kabetogama Lake and Rainy Lake Ice Roads are closed for the season.
UP-TO-DATE REPORT FROM VNP
FYI - riders born after December 31, 1976 are required by law to hold snowmobile safety certification. Persons 16 years of age and older, resident or non-residents are eligible for adult certification. Adults can complete and pass an independent study CD or a youth snowmobile certification class.
Children 11yr – 15yr are eligible to attend, complete and pass a youth snowmobile safety certification class with the certificate valid at age 12. We suggest that all snowmobiler, residents and non residents, become familiar with the laws and regulations and pass it on to friends or customers that may be planning on riding in Minnesota.
Please don’t forget to purchase a Minnesota state “trail permit” for your sled.
Best Trails! If you didn’t know that Minnesota has an outstanding system of recreational trails,
you do now. American Trails has recognized Minnesota as the best trails state in the nation. Minnesota
boasts over 21,000 miles of snowmobile trails, 600 miles of paved bike trails, 1000 miles of
equestrian trails, 2000 miles of cross country ski trails and thousands of miles of ATV or off highway
vehicle trails, hiking trails and water trails.