A 2021-2022 map is underway and will be released to local stores. Because local stores subsidize the maps members are encouraged to buy them locally. There are some exciting changes to the system. A new Overlook off 19 by Province Lake, additional loop on Dibble Hill and a new connection from Balch to Corridor 19. Corridor 22 is UNABLE to open due to a loss of landowner permission. A work-around is constantly being pursued - if you can help contact us! The rail-road tunnel has been improved and still links our systems through Pine River Pond. Sandy Pond no longer connects to Balch but we will keep the trail leading to Sandy Pond open and groomed for rider access.
It is recommended that all riders in our system purchase a full size map and note any possible caution or danger areas before attempting to navigate unfamiliar trails. Many of our trails use lakes as connectors; and as with any bodies of water they DO NOT FREEZE EVENLY due to springs and moving current, so be extremely cautious when traversing ANY ice. Just because trails are groomed does NOT indicate lakes are safe to ride on. G
There is a tunnel under the railroad between Pine River Pond and Cotton Valley Rail Trail which should accommodate all but the most stout late model or utility sleds. The tunnel is limited to a 48" width and a height of around 55" or less depending on level of ice build up. Take care to assess this obstacle before attempting to pass through it at your own risk. DO NOT CROSS THE TRACKS! OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RAILROAD IS DAMAGED IF THEY SEE SLEDS HAVE CROSSED. DON'T DO IT!!!! Trail cams are in use to prosecute violations.
Trails or connectors may be temporarily or permanently closed during the season - they will be signed accordingly. If a trail is not signed we probably do not have landowner permission and you may be trespassing if you choose to use an unsigned trail.
Drive safely, keep right and watch for our trail groomers. The Tuckers take up most of the trail and they are much larger and heavier than your sled. Please think about how quickly you could stop if you come around a corner or blind / narrow down slope and encountered an 8' wide steel plow mere feet in front of you. Be safe! Have fun!