Winter Sports

Access to extensive Off Road Vehicle trails can be found in northern Clare County. The Leota ORV trailhead is a Michigan DNR managed trailhead that provides access to over 55 miles of ORV trails for large ORV’s and hundreds of miles of trails that can be accessed by quads or smaller traditional ORV’s.

Snowmobile access is available on the Rails To Trails Pere Marquette trail starting in November when snow covered. This 25 mile trail extends from the Clare Moose Lodge trailhead to Evart. It is not open to any other motorized vehicles. This is a groomed trail maintained by the Pere Marquette Snowmobile Club.

Proper licensing is required of all vehicles using these trails or parking at the trailhead. A map of the trails can be found Here. Any questions regarding proper licensing of ORV vehicles or rules of trail usage should be directed to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Harrison Field Office at 989-539-6411

Clare County winter sports