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Drummond Island Trail Report 


  • Trail Condition:    Good to Excellent
  • Last Groomed:     January  13, 2017
  • Base:                    4"
  • Past 24hr:            1"
  • Reported On:       January 13, 2017

Groomer ReporJt

Jan 13, 2016 

The over all base varies from 4 inch to 12 inches. There is currently a logging operation on the trail 493 (the plains area) for 7 miles. This logging will continue all winter. I have upgraded the trails over all  as good but there are areas that are in poor shape and some in Excellent shape. Ride with caution!

West End:  West end of the island is in Good to Excellent shape.

East End: That little rain we had the other night was not kind to this area. The east shore from the Marble Head look out to Glen Cove along the shore line is poor. The shore line that continue’s to the Maxton Plains is Very Poor with little snow, lots of running water and logging. If you stay out of those areas the rest of this end of the Island is in great shape. You can go to Marble Head you just have to take trail 496 at Cornbeef Junction and return that way. Dont try to continue the loop. You will get wet and muddy.

Remember it takes less than 15 mins for hypothermia to set in once your wet so use extreme caution near these water holes.

 * Let it Snow * Let it Snow * Let it Snow 


If you would like to go to the Michigan Snowmobile Association to view a groomer report, click on this link-  MSA Groomers report for Drummond Island


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Note from satisfied snowmobiler:


Hello Drummond Island,
Just wanted to take a minute to voice my opinion.
I've been a snowmobiler here in Michigan for over 30 years.
I average over 2000 miles per year on the Michigan trail system from Copper Harbor to
Sault Ste. Marie. I was a little confused when reading your current trail conditions.
I spent 7 days on the island from 12/25/2013 to 1/1/2014. We rode a total of 425 miles
with 5 days spent on the trails. In my opinion the trails were great! There are NO water holes.
No where! There might be a 6" small puddle, but there are NO water holes. We rode every single
trail on the island and most more than 5 times. Everything was fantastic. The one trail some might want to avoid is the 496 trail. This section was un groomed with significant deep powder. We loved it. Not a mark on the trail until we passed on 12/26. Now that we broke ground it's most likely easier to ride. I really don't think you are giving yourselves the credit that's due. No traffic, smooth groomed trails, beautiful scenery & great people on the island. Tons of deer, partridge, wood peckers, (2) wolves & a rabbit made for great viewing!
We will be back soon, it's been 7 years since our last visit, which was way to long to stay away. Thank you for a great holiday week!
Best Regards,
Ada, Michigan




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  Drummond Island Snowmobile Trail Map


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