Snowmobile Winter Conditions in Aitkin County
April 11, 2013 - The trails are officially closed. Even though we may get snow yet this year, after March 31st, you cannot legally ride on the private lands on the trails. Please stay off the trails so that we don't lose our private easements.
Please remember that many of our trails
go across private land. The easements are for December 1st to March
31st. It is through the generosity of other people that we have the
snowmobile trails that we have. All it takes, is one person to be out
riding on someone's fields for the landowner to say, we are not going to
allow the trail to go across our land anymore. Remember, the landowners
own this land and can tell us to get off their land at any time. Then we have a closed
segment of trail until the club members can talk someone into letting us
use their land for the trail. The club members may not be able to reopen
that segment of trail at all. Please stay on the trails. Also remember
on the offseason, not to be on the trails. The trail easements are for
snowmobiling only, not ATV riding in the summer. Stay on the trails both
winter and summer that are open for that particular sport. Respect
landowner rights so our snowmobile trails will continue to be here for
generations to come.
Hope you enjoyed riding the trails this year, but remember during the snowmobile season to stay on the trails. We don't want to lose any of our trails due to people riding on private lands off trail.
We have several clubs in Aitkin County that maintain trails. Below are the contacts for those clubs. Please, if you ride the trails, join a club and help volunteer to maintain the trails. Your help is needed to keep the trails nice. All of the clubs volunteer labor to keep the trails nice and they need your help too. Please consider joining a club.
Hill City - Dan Kingsley 218-697-2628
McGregor/Tamarack - Wayne Bobenmeier - 218-426-3283
Palisade - Bruce Robinson - 218-851-4760
Giese - Joe Kohlgraf 320-679-2078
Mille Lacs area - Paula Fisher - 320-684-2165
Aitkin - Tracy Fairchild - 218-927-3826
The clubs can use your help. If you have an extra day to get out
and help on the trails, contact the club in your area and find out where
they need the help.