DNR temporarily closes snowmobile trail on Drummond Island in Chippewa County

Contact: Paul Gaberdiel, 906-293-5131, ext. 4045
Agency: Natural Resources

March 12, 2020

A section of snowmobile trail UP493 on Drummond Island will close temporarily beginning Sunday.

The closure is due to a mining operation being conducted  by Carmeuse America Co., which is opening a mining haul road from the ferry boat docks to near the business district.

During this closure, snowmobilers will be required to trailer their sleds onto the island and into the business district for staging. While there are no alternative routes available, approximately 60 miles of snowmobile trails will remain open on Drummond Island.

About half of the DNR-managed snowmobile trails in the state are located on private land. Please, respect private land, stay on the trail and ride right.

For the latest information on snowmobile trail closures, visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.