Michigan Trails Closed Due to Storm Damage
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources warns trail and forest users that parts of some trails in the northern Lower Peninsula may be closed due to storm damage Sunday.
Hazardous conditions include downed trees, damaged bridges and trail obstructions. There is widespread and damage and power outages as a result of high winds, hail and rain.
DNR staff is assessing damages and will work with local trail sponsors and volunteers to deal with the hazards. Trail segments will be reopened once they are able to assess the damage and clear the trails.
“We appreciate the public’s input and patience at this time, while we review and prioritize the damages to trails and other forest recreational facilities,” said DNR recreation trails specialist Paige Perry. “We are gathering information and working on the arrangements to identify and clear designated trails across the northern Lower Peninsula.”
The DNR asks trail users to report trail conditions to their local DNR office so that the extent of the damage can be determined.