Snowmobiling Season is Here and These are the Best Trails in Indiana
Snowmobiling season is officially underway in Indiana, despite the fact that there is not a flake of snow to be found (as of this writing, here in Southern Indiana). That's okay, though - the season runs until March 31, 2023, so I can assume there will be plenty of snow to enjoy between now and then. You can take this time to start planning trips to your favorite snowmobiling spots, and maybe even a trip to some new spots this season. You, or someone you know, may own some land that you use as your own little snowmobile playground, but have you ever considered taking on some new trails?
If you need some suggestions, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has put together a list of the best snowmobiling trails in the Hoosier state, along with all of the guidelines, rules, and regulations you need to remember this season.
Unfortunately, a majority of counties in Indiana - pretty much all of Southwestern Indiana - do NOT allow snowmobile use (see the map HERE). The few counties that do allow it are located in Northern Indiana, where you will find more than 200 miles of snowmobiling trails. According to the DNR, the following trails are the best to choose from.
Buffalo Run Snowmobile Trail
This 68-mile trail is located in St. Joseph County, near South Bend and New Carlisle, IN. It is a part of the State Snowmobile Trail Program administered by the Indiana DNR. Check out this interactive map of Buffalo Run.
Heritage Snowmobile Trail
This 34-mile trail is located in Hoagland, IN, and is also a part of the State Snowmobile Trail Program administered by the Indiana DNR. Check out this interactive map of the Heritage Trail.
Miami Snowmobile Trail
This 61-mile trail is located in Elkhart County, including Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, and Millersburg, IN. It is a part of the State Snowmobile Trail Program. Check out this interactive map of the Miami Trail.
Salamonie Snowmobile Trail
This trail is a 40-mile loop located on the DNR Salamonie Lake property, in both Huntington and Wabash Counties. Check out this interactive map of the Salamonie Trail.
Be sure to visit the Indiana DNR's snowmobiling page for all other important information for this season.