Snowmobiles in Whitehall
In 2012 the White Lake Pathway was opened to snowmobiles to connect the trail for snowmobilers between Montague and Muskegon. It also opened limited travel of snowmobiles on City right-of-ways.
Snowmobiles may be operated in the City of Whitehall after 7:00 a.m. and until 3:00 a.m. but excessive noise is prohibited at all times. Snowmobiles may also be operated on city streets but ONLY on the most direct route from a residence or business to the bike/snowmobile trail. Snowmobiles are prohibited at all times on Division St., Mears Av. and Lake St except for perpendicular crossing of those streets. Speed limits also apply to snowmobiles.
We hope snowmobilers enjoy the beautiful trails and the local businesses and cuisine and respect the property and peace of city residents.
Snowmobile Ordinance, City of Whitehall
71.03 OPERATION OF SNOWMOBILES REGULATED
No person shall operate a snowmobile in the City:
(A) At a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper having due regard for conditions then existing, unless otherwise posted for snowmobiles.
(B) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs, barbital or any derivative of barbital.
(C) In or on any property, park or playground in the City nor in any nursery, planting area or natural area of forest owned by the City, except by permit and permission granted by the City Council, first obtained. Parking of snowmobiles is permitted in City owned parking lots.
(D) On Lake Street, Colby St (US-BR 31), Mears Avenue and Division Avenue and any duly closed roads within the City limits other than crossing at intersections at right angles.
(E) Between the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
(F) During permissive hours without displaying a lighted headlight and lighted taillight between sunset and sunrise.
(G) Unless equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke. Excessive noise shall specifically include unnecessary racing or accelerating of the engine.
(H) On any other property within the City limits, without the prior consent or permission of the owner or occupant of said property.
Snowmobile Trail Map, City of Whitehall