You have to leave your place. It's cold outside, you don't want to go, but you have to. Being on board, the noise of the plane reminds you that there is no way back. Although you fly through clouds, your black thoughts make your moves more difficult. Close your eyes and turn cold into a beautiful landscape with pure snow. Your thoughts are trees that cover your favorite paths and the clouds are your magic snowdust. The beauty of the nature, the harmony, the pure love....stop there. You are not playing in 'the little house on the prairie'.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snowmobile in Saint Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan USA
The trail from Saint Ignace to Trout Lake is located entirely within the Hiawatha National Forest and stretches approximately 45 km/28 mi. The trail is mainly used for snowmobiling, though in summertime it can be used for mountain biking and hiking. During winter, the trails are freezing hard and icy at night, but soften during the day. The trailhead is on Marquette Street (near the Little Bear East Arena) and ends in Trout Lake (located off of M-123) about 0.5 mi/0.8 km from the railroad crossing.
The trail passes among wetlands, woodlands and open green spaces along a corridor, which is remote in many places. It also passes through a very small town called Moran that has a couple of stores and a gas station. Trout Lake is an agricultural small town, where you can find a small grocery store and a few restaurants. Outside of St. Ignace, the trail is gravel/dirt, but in the last few miles near Trout Lake, it becomes a dirt trail.