Thursday, November 23, 2017
Welcome to Snowdrifter Country!

So, you’re cruising along on your snowmobile, enjoying the ride and scenery on a brisk winter’s day. The trail is groomed, there’s plenty of snow and things are looking good. Well, where are you? It’s quite possible that you’re riding the snowmobile trails provided by the Marcell Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club.

The club maintains 105 miles of trail in northern Itasca County. The communities of Marcell, Talmoon, Bigfork and Effie are all connected by the snowmobile trail. Additionally, there are connections to the northwest to reach the Blue Ox Trail that runs between Bemidji and International Falls, 
connections to the east to reach the State Taconite Trail that runs between Grand Rapids and Ely, connections to the south that connect to the Suomi Trail which will take you through the Chippewa National Forest and connections to the west that will take you to Northome, Blackduck and Lake 
Winnebigoshish. Throughout the Snowdrifters trails there is great scenery with tall majestic pines, vistas of frozen lakes and the occasional wildlife. The trail offers something for everyone.
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Trail Report
Mike Hughes
Trails close on April 1st
We have had a full week of Spring weather and the snow is gone. It was a short season! Unless we get a big snowstorm soon, there won't be any chances to ride before the trails close at midnight, March 31st. Please stay off the trails until there is snow.
MIke Hughes
All trails closed
It was a short season. We didn't get rideable snow until the middle of February and it melted away three weeks later. The trails are now closed and it's time to start thinking about trail maintenance to get things ready for next year when we will, hopefully, have good snow. Have a great summer!
Jack Hilstrom
Trails are not groomed
The trails are open but not groomed as there is not yet enough snow to do so. We also need some good cold weather to freeze up the bogs and lakes as we don't want to dunk the groomers. Our youth snowmobile safety training class will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Marcell Town Hall. To register for the class, go to the MNDNR website and find the class on their schedule.
Mike Hughes
All Trails Open
The recent warm weather melted the snow we had but we are getting more heavy, wet snow today so the riding season is not over yet.
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