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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Lake County Michigan

Anyone on here familiar with the Tin Cup Springs, Lincoln Hills, or Little Manistee trails? I am thinking of making the trek in two weeks to do some trail riding with my LJ and the kids... looks like enough for a two day run, but was wondering if anyone has spent time on the trails... also what all do I need to run them... the LJ is my daily driver and plated in Ohio... do I need an ORV sticker of am I good.

Trail report, and experience wanted!

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Unread 05-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Spent a weekend up there last year. None are terribly challenging. Some sand. Basically nothing you can't do on a stock LJ. Quite a few campgrounds in that area.

Make sure you have a map. They are available on the DNR website. I have the trails loaded in my GPS, but my GPS failed. (Garmin had to send me a replacement.) I still carry paper maps for such an occasion.

Watch out for quads and dirtbikes. There's not much full-width traffic out there, so the bike and ATV guys don't plan for you taking up the whole width of the trail. I almost clobbered a guy that came around a blind corner looking at his buddy behind him rather than looking forward down the trail at me. Stick to the ORV routes. There's little markers that tell you if the trail is cycle-only, atv only, or full-size ORV.

ORV sticker not required if the vehicle is licensed by the secretary of state. I'm not sure how that works if you're from out of state. ORV tag is only $16.25 so it shouldn't break the bank to get one. I always have one on the Jeeps anyways so I don't know for sure.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Jason... I will get the ORV sticker just to be safe!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Yes you will need an ORV tag. I have property about 3 minutes from one of the tin cup trails.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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thanks for the additional info.... will you be in the area on the weekend of the 18th?
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Yes you will need an ORV tag. I have property about 3 minutes from one of the tin cup trails.
Wrong^

ORV, in lake county, are needed only for:
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Only for ATVs, motorcycles and other ORVs that are not licensed by the Secretary of State.

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ORV permits are required at several places across the state:

The Mounds ORV Park (Genesee County)
Silver Lake State Park ORV area (Oceana County)
Bull Gap up near Mio (but not much there to do)
St Helen Motorsport Area (Roscommon County)
Some portions of the ORV Route system on Drummond Island

Make sure to stay on the routes.
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ORV Routes are open to all Off Highway Vehicles, and the new confidence markers do not show any vehicle sillouette on the marker - just the words "ORV Route". You may still find some of the old ones in the woods, but they are confusing since they show a quad on the marker.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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Is that the 4x4 version of "Simon Says" Al?

Phittie1100 says.... ROFL
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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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I'm going to put that on a card and laminate it.....
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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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is that the 4x4 version of "simon says" al?

Phittie1100 says.... Rofl
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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #10
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That weekend is the blessing of the bikes in Baldwin so be prepared for thousands of motorcycles to be in the area mostly on the road but the camping will be quite full most places

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Unread 05-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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yeah, I learned that the hard way... I was able to find a place to stay... although not as close as I wanted.... anyone else going to be in the area? I hate wheeling alone!
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