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catalac
03-30-2010, 11:34 PM
Friend of mine built a cabin in Presque Isle, was wondering if there are trails to ride in that area?
I know they have good snowmobile trails, but haven't heard about ATV trails.

Jackal
03-31-2010, 01:17 AM
Hate to break it to you, but all ATVs are illegal to ride in Vilas County... The county board passed this a few years back... It upset alot of businesses, but most of the locals wanted to enjoy their "retirement homes" and didn't want ATVs tearing up trails or disturbing their peace.

landoman
03-31-2010, 09:54 AM
You have a few choices in that area. You can trailer north to Mercer and catch the trails to head north. Your other option is a bit father, but you can head south and catch trails around the Willow Flowage.

Someone in Vilas is a tightazz and they dont have trails. Oh wait - there is that connector trail in Land O Lakes that is all of about .25 miles long to catch the michigan trails. So I guess there is trail riding in Vilas...

attack_06
04-01-2010, 12:33 AM
i dont think that trail is open in summer to get to mich

mrsrunningbear
04-01-2010, 08:54 AM
You have a few choices in that area. You can trailer north to Mercer and catch the trails to head north. Your other option is a bit father, but you can head south and catch trails around the Willow Flowage.

Someone in Vilas is a tightazz and they dont have trails. Oh wait - there is that connector trail in Land O Lakes that is all of about .25 miles long to catch the michigan trails. So I guess there is trail riding in Vilas...


i dont think that trail is open in summer to get to mich

Bear and I used to manage the Gateway Lodge in Lando and helped to get that connector trail Michigan....it is open in the summer....and the BP on B and 45 that has the new restaurant 1938 North in the same building, good friend owns it and he will let you park and ride and its on the connector trail

fatdaddy
04-01-2010, 12:42 PM
I also have a cabin In Presque Isle, since WI won't allow me to ride my dirt bike on the trails we head to MI. I rode from Bergland to white Pine and over to Rockland. I've never done the Marrensco area, but will this summer.

ubee
04-01-2010, 05:04 PM
I was kind of wondering why i never see anyone!

catalac
04-03-2010, 09:07 PM
He said I can use the cabin for nothing, so I'm runnin my quad right from there, let em catch me! Ha. Just kiddin, policeeman. Guess I'll just have to trailer.
Thanks guys

whitedust
04-04-2010, 01:19 PM
Don't push ATV illegal use in Presque Isle those deep pocket huggers will make you the poster boy or girl of what not to do...very millitant types in that area. I stay away from there I'm a more of a do your own thing type of guy...don't care. NE Vilas where I live much kinder to ATV use but still illegal in all Vilas....... Forest county trails only 5 miles away & 1 FR to run but you could be busted. Vilas missed the $$$ on this thank you very much DNR & PI huggers......dead issue no hope according to DNR.:rolleyes:

crispyknite
04-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Last year in casey township, No ATV at all., They spent $13.000 on signs on all the roads
going into casey township. saying no atv. My friend has 2 ATV and cannot ride them
out of his yard now. Dumb whats this world coming too.

ranlam
04-06-2010, 01:03 PM
Nothing like da UP. I just ride from my garage. Put on about hundred miles yesterday. Did a trail inspection / fishing ride. Although I am starting to think that there is more fish in Wisconsin cause I caught nothing. It was a great day though, spent about 9 hours out riding and fishing.

ubee
04-07-2010, 09:50 AM
Was real nice when i was up in nw Ontario,you can ride anywhere on crown land as long as you wear a helmet, are registered and insured except main highways like 17/11 ,you can ride on smaller blacktop like 586,588. you can ride in the ditches on main hwy. lots of old roads ,trails,beaverdams,skidder trails,portage trails,mining roads. lots of mud,lots of clay and bog In Vilas county I get to use my registered atv in my yard,or for ice fishing if I unload it on the ice or trailer to Land-Lakes for 600 ft trail that gets old in a hurry!DNR master plan to make this a wilderness area with wolves and bears! State must really be short of cash as they are logging the crap out of Vilas county even logging to the edge of Trout Lake and threatning the natural lake trout population by causing runoff with no silt fences or stop measures in place. looks worse than if a forest fire went through!

fatdaddy
04-07-2010, 03:28 PM
Ranlam,

I take it the trails are all open in MI right now, I wouldn't mind taking a trip in a few weeks if your open, let me know.

catalac
04-07-2010, 06:45 PM
Does anyone know if there are trails just north of the PI. area in the UP?
Just trying to cut the trailer time down.
Thanks

racerx
04-07-2010, 08:49 PM
in Marenisco you can go north,east but I'm not sure about west.

ranlam
04-09-2010, 09:36 AM
fatdaddy,
I guess technically trails dont open until May 15 on Ottawa national forest land. Even though everything right now is pretty dried out I'm sure they won't give us an earlier date. I was doing a trail inspection and picking up snowmobiler trash:) i found a perfect belt, mag-light, and a pull handle, and lots of oil bottles and beer cans:( Hope to see you around again this spring.

nytro_rtx
04-09-2010, 12:01 PM
ranlam, nice finds except for the trash!! was the pull handle your's from the zr??? lol we need to get a few together for a ride again when the everythings opened up.
nytro

fish633
04-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Glad to see all are emerging from hibernation.I'm up for a ride as well,where and when?

nytro_rtx
04-09-2010, 03:40 PM
fish633, we will keep u posted when we get a plan.
thr forest city riders are having their poker run this sunday, weather permitting, first rider off at 10 i believe. look me up if your there, i'll have my white zy450f(with ugly green headlight lol) and my blue f250 p/u, or could be in an all white chevy van if i ride with my buddy.
nytro

fish633
04-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Starting at the school in Leaf River?

landoman
04-09-2010, 05:12 PM
Hey guys - try email or PM. It works great.

nytro_rtx
04-09-2010, 05:30 PM
yep @ school. WOW sorry didn't mean to hijack your thread, didn't think a quick message would hurt!!

catalac
04-17-2010, 11:17 PM
It's my thread, and you hurt me horribly!
I will never be the same!
I don't care if you hyjack my thread, but I do want to know where I could jump on a trail north of Presque Isle. Maybe just go to Marenisco, and catch the trail?
Thanks.

mrsrunningbear
04-18-2010, 10:35 AM
you can get on Mi-Trale IRM trail in marenisco it goes south then east to the ES trail north to gogebic I have maps and would be more than happy to mail one out PM me

catalac
04-18-2010, 11:18 PM
That would be awsome! I'll send you a pm right now.