05/12/2020- Although motorized trails are open to the public, the Michigan DNR is urging off-road riders to exercise extreme care when riding trails this spring. Due to the updated “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order and the State of Michigan’s discretionary spending freeze, ORV trail maintenance has been temporarily suspended. Under the order, normal preseason activities like clearing dead or fallen trees, trimming brush, grading and replacing signage haven’t yet been completed. That means it’s more likely that riders may come across downed limbs and trees, uneven trail surfaces, missing signage and other related hazards. ORV riders are asked to slow down, watch for potential hazards, and remain on designated trails. DNR reps say as soon as it’s possible, they will begin the process of assessing trails and returning to regular maintenance activities.