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DNR encourages residents to buy snowmobiling permit

Michigan's snowmobiling program is funded 100-percent by trail permit and registration dollars. The purchase of a snowmobile trail permit gives riders not access to the trail system but also helps with the upkeep of it.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- It's almost time to dust off your sleds, get together with your friends and go see the beauty of Michigan snowmobiling.

The Department of Natural Resources is encouraging riders to purchase their snowmobile trail permits so they can ride the more than 6,000 miles of designated trails.

Michigan's snowmobiling program is funded 100-percent by trail permit and registration dollars.

The purchase of a snowmobile trail permit gives riders not only access to the trail system but also helps with the upkeep of it.

"Snowmobilers are encouraged to purchase their snowmobile trail permit early in the season," said Ron Yesney, the DNR's Upper Peninsula trails coordinator. "The DNR uses the funding to support the more than 60 nonprofits, clubs and local units of government that receive grant funding for the purpose of grooming, signing and maintaining trails across the state.”

A snowmobile trail permit is valid for one year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year.

They are $48 and are available for purchase both through the DNR and the Michigan Snowmobile Association and in person.


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