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Old July 26th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #1
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Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

I didn't see a list for this here so I brought one over, the counties listed below have "open" county road shoulders for machines 60" and less. if you are planning a ride in Michigan check for local rules first.

this list supplied by GLFWDA

Passed Ogemaw 9-11-08

Delta 9-24-08

Roscommon 10-08-08

Mackinac 10-09-08

Chippewa 10-13-08

Missaukee 10-14-08

Arenac 10-14-08

Clare 10-15-08

Schoolcraft 10-21-08

Ontonagon 10-21-08

Houghton 10-21-08

Gogebic 10-22-08

Dickinson 10-27-08

Alpena 10-28-08

Osceola 11-04-08

Luce 11-13-08

Marquette 11-18-08

Iron 12-23-08

Menominee 12-23-08

Iosco 1-07-09

Presque Isle 1-09-09

Keweenaw To & From Trail

Kalkaska 2-10-09

Gladwin 3-10-09

Charlevoix 4-09-09

Oscoda 4-14-09

Crawford 4-15-09 Under Revision

Wexford 4-15-09

Montmorency 4-28-09

Lake 5-13-09

Benzie 5-13-09 affective 7-1-09

Baraga 5-14-09

Otsego 5-26-09

Alcona 6-0?-09 affective 6-11-09

#35 Cheboygan 6-09-09 affective 7-09-09



IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE LAW. READ THE LOCAL

COUNTY ORDINANCE BEFORE RIDING! County ordinances are not identical!



To obtain a copy of a county ordinance, visit Michigan Association of Counties - Home. Some are now posting roads open to ORV use along with their county ordinance. For further info, contact the county Clerk.



Additions or corrections to the above list are welcome.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

That's a good updated list. For people that have never done it, it's hard to describe how cool it is to just wheel into town & get gas or a burger.

Now that it's been a year since the governor passed that bill it might make more sense to list the counties that DON'T allow ORV access to road shoulders
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

now that its been a year the law also states the counties that didn't go open may have the townships withen them opt to go open if they so choose. so we'll see what else may go open yet this year.
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

So, according to the list above, this is what is open.

I am not familiar with all the counties, so this is helpful for me. I had to use two pictures because my software lost definition on the county names.

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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Thanks for the graphic--that's a keeper!
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Any other counties added lately?
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Oh yea now that i move from cheboygan-rzrs can ride all over like the sleds do.
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

alger county is open also
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

As of 10-24-2011...............with links to ordinances.

ORV/ATV Road Use in Michigan

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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Sanilac county in the thumb is open now as well.
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Quote: Originally Posted by RZRDAVEMI View Post
Sanilac county in the thumb is open now as well.

YUP! Sanilac is included in the information on the web page.

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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Here's what I have as of September 11, 2012

Upper Peninsula(all counties are open)
Alger Adopted 3-22-95 – Amended 2008
Baraga Adopted 5-14-09
Chippewa Adopted 10-13(14)-08
Delta Adopted 9-24-08
Dickinson Adopted 10-27-08City of Norway
Gogebic Adopted 10-22-08
Houghton Adopted 10-21-08 (Refined 11-10-09)
Iron Adopted 12-23-08
Keweenaw Adopted 12-17-08
Luce Adopted 11-13-2008
Mackinac Adopted 10-9-08
Marquette Adopted 11-18-08
Menominee Adopted 12-23-2008
Ontonagon Adopted 10-21-08
Schoolcraft Adopted 10-21-08

Lower Peninsula(all eligible counties are listed)
County Last Action
Alcona Adopted 6-3-09—Effective 6-11-09
Alpena Adopted 10-28-08
Antrim Adopted 11-12-09
Arenac Adopted 10-14-08
Bay Townships Will Adopt Individually (6-09)
Benzie Adopted 5-13-2009 Effective 7-1-09 Roads Closed 12/1 – 3/31
Charlevoix Adopted 4-9-09—Effective 5-1-09
Cheboygan Adopted 6-9-09 – Effective 7-9-09
Clare Adopted 10-15-08
Crawford Adopted 5-20-09—Ammended 6-15-11Some Cities Also Open
Emmet Adopted August 14, 2009Effective (60 days) 10/13/09
Galdwin Adopted 3-10-09City of GladwinCity of Beaverton
Grand Traverse Adopted 8-28-09 – Effective 9-1-09
Gratiot Adopted 10-4-11—Effective 11-1-11Wheeler Twp. Open – Effective 6-20-11 Saint Louis City – Effective 7-5-12Ashley Village – Effective 7-26-12
Huron Adopted 6-22-2010 – Effective 7-1-2010
Iosco Adopted 1-7-09
Isabella Adopted 2-21-2012 – Effective 2-29-12.
Kalkaska Adopted 2-10-09—Effective 4-1-09
Lake Adopted 5-13-09—Effective 5-21-09Roads Closed 12/1 – 3/31
Leelanau Passed 8-21-12--Effective 9-6-12
Manistee County Wide Rejected 9-22-11 Arcadia Township – Effective 9-9-10Bear Lake Township – Unknown DateDixon Township – Unknown Date Onekama Township – Effective 12-7-10Pleasanton Township – Effective 8-2010Springdale Township – Effective 5-10-10Village of Onekama – Unknown Date Village of Kaleva – Unknown Date
Mason County Wide Rejected 5-12-09Sherman Twsp. - Effective 7-25-10Sheridan Twsp. – Effective 11-30-10Logan Twsp. – Effective 2-23-11Riverton Twsp.-Effective 9-1-11 Free Soil Twsp.- Currently effectiveVictory Twsp. – Effective 10/15/11 Custer Twsp. – Adopted 5/8/12, eff. 30 days Edan Township – Date Unknown
Mecosta Adopted 9-16-11—Effective 9-17-11
Midland Effective 12-20-11
Missaukee Adopted 10-14-08
Montcalm Adopted 6-28-2010 – Effective 8-25-11
Montmorency Adopted 4-28-09
Muskegon Closed
Newago Adopted 2-23-2012 – Effective 4-19-12
Oceana 8-31-11 (Left To Townships To Adopt) Benona Township considering
Ogemaw Adopted 9-11-08
Osceola Adopted 11-4-08
Oscoda Adopted 4-14-09 – Effective 5-15-09
Otsego Adopted 5-26-09 – Effective 7-24-09
Presque Isle Adopted 1-9-09
Roscommon Adopted 5-2009
Saginaw No Current Legislation
Sanilac Adopted 5-25-10—Effective 6-7-2010 Township/City Opt In/Out Sandusky – Adopted 5-2010
St. Clair Under Consideration 8-3-2011 Ira Township (open)
Tuscola Adopted and Effective 2-14-2012
Wexford Adopted 4-15-09

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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

Just got my own website that has all the current info for ORV/ATV road use in Michigan.......links to the laws as well.

Michigan Current ORV/ATV Laws and Ordinances for Road Use.

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Just got my own website that has all the current info for ORV/ATV road use in Michigan.......links to the laws as well.

Michigan Current ORV/ATV Laws and Ordinances for Road Use.

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Nice job Steve, looks like you put a lot of time and effort into the web page. That one will definitely go into my favorites . Carl
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Re: Current list of "Open" counties for ORV road travel in Michigan.

What's with the lower 1/3? Is there language in the law that limits open access to the northern counties? Some of the southern counties are just as rural as the northern ones...

Anyone know specifically if it's now OK to ride to Silver Lake from the campgrounds?
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