Ski swap at Crystal set for Saturday

THOMPSONVILLE -- Crystal Mountain will be the site of a ski swap from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Among items for sale include new and used skis, poles, boots, bindings, and snowboards to winter apparel.

The high school ski teams from Benzie Central/Frankfort, Bear Lake/Brethren/Onekama, and Manistee/Manistee Catholic will receive 25 percent of the total proceeds.

Anyone interested in selling used equipment can drop it off at Crystal Mountain between 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

Any equipment not sold must be picked up between 4-5 p.m. on Saturday. Items not picked up by 5 p.m. will be donated.

Snowmobile safety class set for Nov. 3

GRAWN -- The Traverse Trail Travelers will host a snowmobile safety class on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The class will reun from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. A donation of $5 is requested to cover lunch and snacks.

The TTT clubhouse is located on 4470 Norton Rd., three miles south of the US-31/M-37 junction.

For more information call Kelly Lemcool at (231) 943-8922.

Trail re-surfacing project completed

GAYLORD -- The resurfacing work on the recreational rail-trail between Gaylord and Mackinaw City has been completed and the trail has been re-opened for public recreational use, according to Department of Natural Resources recreation officials.

The Gaylord to Mackinaw trail is open to snowmobile use in the winter, and is popular with hikers and bikers. The use of wheeled motorized vehicles is prohibited.

Separate construction projects will be occurring in two locations on the trail this fall. A tunnel is being installed three miles north of Gaylord under Parmater Road to provide a safe crossing for trail users. A project to direct rain or water run-off from damaging the trail surface is underway behind the Depot Building in Topinabee, five miles north of Indian River. Trail users are asked to watch for construction equipment and materials while these important projects are being completed.

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