Snowmobile Trail Conditions 2/7/18 – Trails are rideable but won’t be groomed until the weekend, according to our local snowmobile groomers. Trails are in fair condition, simply because we don’t have lots of base.
Grayling has long been a destination for winter lovers from around the country. Vast unspoiled national areas and trail systems make this an ideal place to ride snowmobiles, ski, hike, hunt and just enjoy the outdoors. Grayling has a history that dates back to the logging era. Like many small towns in northern Michigan, the area was settled out of necessity. Logging the vast forests of ancient white pines helped grow our state and build cities throughout the US. Grayling, like much of northern Michigan, was filled with forests of white pines well over 400 years old, once referred to as “virgin timber” as it had never seen a saw.
The Salling-Hanson logging company cut much of the forests in the region in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. During this time, Grayling was a thriving logging town. Unlike many towns which “busted” after the end of logging, Grayling endured! Vast natural resources were still abundant in the area, including Grayling’s most popular natural attraction, Hartwick Pines State Park, home to one of the only remaining stands of old growth timber in the state.
Visit Grayling this winter to find out more about what makes this area so popular even still!