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Bald Mt. State R.A. mountain biking guide
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WARNING: Mountain Biking is Potentially Dangerous!
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All year long - watch for hunters/winter in the fall. Wear bright colors and try NOT to act like a deer! My favorite time of year to ride is in the fall! this place offers a very scenic romp, with bright colors and leave filled trails. The summer is great accept for the humidity and mosquitoes. Wear bright breathable clothing, bring some form of bug repellent and as Dr. Lisa always says "Wear Sunscreen".
Note: Michigan DNR asks that you don't use trails during wet weather or during spring thaw, this will damage the trails and possibly hurt MMBA/DNR relations.
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Winter: Bald Mountain is a good place to visit in the winter for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, and ice fishing. 8 miles of groomed trails for X-country skiing. 7 additional miles of trails and 3,000 acres, are available to snowmobiles. Bald Mountain also features a large sledding hill.
Misc: A nice fall color hike through t the scenic 4,637 acres. The colors are best during the first 2 weeks of October. A stop at one of the cider mills in Goodison always finish off a fall day nicely.
Local Bike Shops:
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Boating & Fishing Fishing, small boating and canoeing are all popular activities on Bald Mountain's 11 different lakes. Anglers will find panfish, northern pike, and largemouth bass in all these lake.
Rustic Cabins Two rustic cabins are located on Tamarack Lake and are located adjacent to eight miles of hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails. Each cabin has space for up to 20 occupants.
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Plea for Responsibility:
With the growing number of
new Mountain bikers, trail
erosion has become very evident at several popular trails (Pontiac Lake,
and Poto). The weekend traffic has grown heavier and less concerned, This
has taken its toll. Trails that were handling challenges, have become speedways
for the out of control masses. Even Highland, which is only a few years
old is showing signs of misuse, I could barely ride A and B loops in 1996,
now they are easily traversed. The many chapters of MMBA do a fantastic
job on maintenance and access, but as riders we should share the burden
and ride sensibly. Stay in control, ride on the beaten path (avoid short
cuts), and try not to destroy any vegetation.
Also, If you see someone tearing it up with total disregard for the trail
and those who maintain it, SAY SOMETHING. When taking beginners
on any trail, always try to teach some etiquette. You can use following
the MMBA, and IMBA's Guidelines
for trail etiquette.
Also, If you see someone tearing it up with total disregard for the trail and those who maintain it, SAY SOMETHING. When taking beginners on any trail, always try to teach some etiquette. You can use following the MMBA, and IMBA's Guidelines for trail etiquette.