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Newberry Snowmobile Trails – North Trails – Tahquamenon Falls/Paradise/Whitefish Point to Grand Marais

Snowmobilers can follow Trail #8 from the Paradise Area across the northern part of the Eastern U.P. to Grand Marais.

Grand Marais Trail #8 East – 43 Miles – Courtesy Grand Marais Sno-Trails Association
This trail remains the most popular route between the Reed and Green Bridge near Rainbow Lodge and Grand Marais and is our longest section of the Upper Peninsula Trail System. No where else can you find such variation in terrain or diversity in riding conditions, and experience the impact of weather conditions than along this 43 mile section of trail. If the winds kick up, riders can expect a lot of drifting and whiteout conditions so take care and be observant.

Beginning at the junction of Trail #443 and Trail #8 East crossing M-77 to the 4 corners @ William Hill Road and H-58 on Trail #8 West, a section runs next to a plowed road open to vehicular traffic with many driveways along the way. A 25 mph speed limit is in force on the trail. Riders must remain on alert and stay on the trail. Don’t risk being ticketed for exceeding the speed limit, traveling on the road instead of the trail, and failure to heed stop signs. Sleds passing cars on both sides and far exceeding the posted speed limit have been reported. Mind your P’s and Q’s on this stretch and remember to stop and look before crossing the highway.

Helpful Links:

Tahquamenon FallsTahquamenon Brewery and Pub

ParadiseParadise Area Trail Map

Grand MaraisGrand Marais Sno-Trails AssociationTrail ReportGrand Marais Trail Map

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