Michigan's recent rain and warm weather has come as a big disappointment to Michigan snowmobilers and winter sports fans, but there are still many snow covered trails to be found in the Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan DNR says that the majority of snowmobile trails in the Upper Peninsula are open and in good shape, but riders are urged to operate with caution and be aware of changing conditions.

Trails in the northern Lower Peninsula are in fair to poor condition, but remain open. Trails in southern Michigan are closed.

Riders should use extra caution as conditions can be spotty. For example, in the Upper Peninsula only one trail segment of Trail 8 between Paradise in Chippewa County and the mouth of the Tahquamenon River is closed. The Bear Creek Swamp segment of Trail 2 near Blaney Park in Schoolcraft County continues to be closed. Neither of these trails is able to be rerouted.

Watch for poor conditions in low-lying areas and areas exposed to the sun.

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