you would like a map of the trails in Van Buren, Cass & Berrien
County, please send $3 plus $1.25 for postage and include your
return address to:
PO. Box 534
Lawton, MI 49065
Please allow a minimum
of 5 days for delivery.
that these trails are a privilege, not a right. Stay on the
trail and respect our landowners. These trails will be closed
permanently if continuous Trespassing becomes a problem.
Conditions as of:
The Lawton Chief of Police has issued a reminder to all snowmobilers
riding in the village of Lawton:
1. It is a violation
of States law to ride a snowmobile on any sidewalk.
2. Snowmobiles may run
on the right shoulder at a speed necessary to maintain forward
motion. They may not run at excessive speed or down the middle of
the road and must stop at all stop signs.
3. Do not ride through
people's yards. This is a violation.
4. Stay on the posted
trail when going to get gas or food.
It is important that
all snowmobiles obey the regulations, or the village will decide to
ban their use in the village limits! The Chief has instructed all
the officers to take enforcement action for violations.
Riding this trail is a privilege, Not a right. Staying on the
trail is imperative. We mark trails where the landowners want
us to ride and to protect riders from dangerous areas. Those
of you that think that they can ride wherever they want are helping
taking away the privilege from the rest of us.
The pictures below are from an individual that thought he could ride
anywhere he wanted. The entry into the drainage ditch is about
40ft outside of the marker at the end of the drainage ditch. I
do not know the exact extent of his injuries, but he broke the
handlebar stem off with his knees as he went over the handle bars.
I do know that he was taken to the Hospital. This was the 2nd
snowmobile in a week that has gone in this same ditch. You can
see the tracks in the foreground.
Folks, Have Fun, Ride Safe and STAY ON THE TRAIL!
At the time of these
pictures, the actual owner of the sled was at the hospital.
Please respect our landowners and stay on the trail. The current condition of the trail is very
unstable due to a lack of landowners willing to let us use
their land. We could lose sections of the trail at a moments notice
if riders do not stay on the trail.
Page last Updated:
04/08/2013 10:43 AM