Cadillac, Mich., October 1, 2021 – The Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNFs) are changing, effective October 1st, the designation of Forest Service roads to include Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) to allow for consistent use across the Forests and other public lands statewide. This designation will allow for OHV use on HMNFs roads.
With this designation change, the National Forest System (NFS) roads within the HMNFs will be open to OHV use. This puts the HMNFs into alignment with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), which has opened approximately 89% of their State Forest roadways to legal OHV use as a result of Public Act 288, enacted by the Michigan Legislature in 2016. This will also bring the HMNFs into alignment with over 75% of the 14 counties that encompass the HMNFs that have opened their local roadways to legal OHV use.