Gaylord Area Snowmobile Trails Ready After Latest Snowfall

While snowmobiles have already hit the trails in the Upper Peninsula and other parts of Michigan, Wednesday was really the first good day of the season for Gaylord area trails.

“I’m excited, I can’t wait, the trail conditions are pretty good and I can’t wait,” said Ashton Cummings.

Cummings has been on a snowmobile since he was just 8 years old. Wednesday was the first time he went for a ride this season.

“There’s nothing better than going out with your friends and having fun, you can’t beat it,” Cummings said.

Northern Sports’ owner Randy Boike has been fixing up snowmobiles all fall long.

“The rental season is starting to pick up right now,” Boike said.

They have more than 100 snowmobiles to rent, and the bookings keep coming in.

“The reservations are coming in electronically every day, they are growing and growing,” Boike said. “This weekend will really the first kick off, and then after the Christmas holiday we’ll really get into the busy season of the rentals.”

Right now, trails in Gaylord have been groomed and in are good condition.

In the Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources has closed a section of trails in Chippewa County because of downed trees.

“Snowmobile season up here when there’s snow is a lot a lot of fun,” Boike said. “Seeing excitement on some people in their first time going out, they always come back with a smile on their face and happy.”

Just like Cummings, who says he will spend most his time out on the trails.

“On the weekends, you’ll only find us on the trails,” Cummings said.

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