Ste. Marie city trail and city street riding ordinances
CITY TRAILS: The
city of Sault Ste. Marie and surounding area is truly a Snowmobile destination!! There are plenty of restaurants and lodging establishments in the area. Local
snowmobile dealers offer parts, service, clothing and accessories, and several area repair shops provide service as well.
Convenience stores & gas stations along our trails carry such items as belts, spark plugs and dealer
brand oil. Sault Ste. Marie's I-75 Business Spur is lined with sled-friendly hotels, motels
provide easy access to trails to the west via a unique 12'x12' tunnel running underneath
the I-75 expressway! You can travel by sled directly from your hotel to gas or food
and then continue on your trip outside the city on a groomed trail.
A parking lot in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, located
across from the fire station, is available for use as a staging area.
Sault Ste. Marie welcomes snowmobilers to the area and
to the city and appreciates the economic impact brought by our favorite winter pastime.
STREETS: The city of Sault Ste. Marie has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the premier snowmobile-friendly
cities of the Midwest and they've taken it a step further by opening streets within the city limits
to snowmobile use. However, regulations and restrictions apply, and careless riders can expect a ticket from city police for
Moreover, we must police ourselves-----it's important that the snowmobiling community
respect the rights of property owners! All it takes is the thoughtless acts of
one or two sledders to spoil it for us all and cause the closing of city streets or areas to snowmobiles. The SSMSA
encourages all snowmobilers to report violations to the authorities.
Here's the condensed version of the city riding
Go here for the full text of the rules on the Sault Ste. Marie City website, listed under Snowmobile Ordinance/Resolution and
The Sledder's Pledge
will obey the rules and laws of the state or province I am visiting.
I will be careful when crossing
roads, and always cross at a right angle to traffic.
I will keep my machine in top shape and follow a pre-op
check before each ride.
I will wear appropriate clothing, including gloves, boots and a helmet
with a visor.
I will let family or friends know my planned route, my destination and
my expected arrival time.
I will treat the outdoors with respect. I will not litter or damage trees or other vegetation.
respect other peoples' property and rights, and lend a hand when I see someone
I will not snowmobile where prohibited.
|SSMSA's Tucker No. 8 on moonlit Trail 449, heading West towards Seymour St.
Emergency Services Trail Signs
such as this are used by EMS Services to locate snowmobilers on the trail in case of emergency. If you have an emergency; call 911 and give the 2 letters and 4 numbers from the closest sign.