Once the snow starts to pile up in the Mancelona area, the hum of snowmobiles can be heard in the air. There are miles of snowmobile trails in the region, parts of which are groomed by the Jordan Valley Trails
The snowmobile trails snake along rural highways and roads, across hilly backcountry, and near acres of farm land. The trails are well used
during the winter.
For the current trail conditions, see the Jordan Valley Trails Council web site
Approximate trail distances (one-way) from Mancelona:
- 7 miles to Alba
- 19 miles to Thumm Road parking area
- Nearly 40 miles to Gaylord
- Nearly 28 miles to East Jordan
There are gas stations in Mancelona, Alba, East Jordan and Gaylord, as well as at the intersection of US-131 and M-32.