SBHT Update – Signs, Maintenance & Grooming


New signs have arrived for the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and a group of volunteers has been busy installing them along the 4.25-mile section of the trail between the Dune Climb and Glen Arbor. A few more signs will be coming this fall and by spring, there will be a kiosk at the Dune Climb and in Glen Haven. The trail signs were provided thanks to an Active Trails Grant from the National Parks Foundation and funded by the Coca Cola Foundation.

Down Tree Removal

While we were out installing signs, we came across a large beech tree that fell across the trail. fortunately, some of us were on the Trail Crew and were trained in chainsaw safety, so we used some of the logs from the tree to create a place to sit and rest along the trail. You’ll find these new “benches” about 1/4 mile from Glen Arbor.

Groomer is being set-up

Groomer is being set-up

The cross-country ski grooming equipment is here and is being set-up for the first season. The gator is in the shop having the wheels replaced by tracks and electrical wiring done to be able to control the groomer from the cab of the gator. Now all we need is SNOW! I’ve been told not to wish for snow too early, but I can’t wait to get my skis out and give this new groomed trail a try!


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