ORV Use

ORV Use

Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Use
Many ordinances & maps are available in electronic form below.  Print copies of City ordinance & maps are available at the Norway Police Department during regular office hours. Dickinson County offers many opportunities for ORV riders.  Whether you prefer a State-designated trail, shoulder of a county road, or forest path, there are a wide range of trail conditions and spectacular scenery to take on and take in.  The City of Norway does allow ORV riders to travel city streets; see the City's ordinance below for specifics.

NOTE:  To operate an ORV in the City limits of Norway without a guardian you must be 18 years old or possess a valid driver's license and ORV Safety Certificate.  Violators will be cited with fines and fees in excess of $100.00. Also, riding adjacent to the railroad tracks is trespassing on railroad property and subject to charges.


Important Links
Michigan ORV Handbook
Dickinson County ORV Ordinance
City of Norway ORV Ordinance
Norway ATV Trail Map; 27 miles for ORVs less than 50".  
Michigan's ORV Trail Maps
Michigan's Snowmobile Trail Maps
Guidelines for ORV Connector Routes on State Trunkline Highways
MDNR Designated ORV, ATV, Motorcycle, and MCCCT Trails

Notice:
ATVs may be used on the sides of County roads.  This includes paved and unpaved.  You may cross State or US highways, but MUST come to a complete stop before crossing, and cross at a 90-degree angle.  Find more information on County roads here.


Permit Costs
Regular ORV trail permits currently cost $26.25.  To also travel trails designated by the DNR, or scramble areas, your permit will cost an additional $10.00.  Both of these permissions and costs can be covered at once when purchasing your permit. These permits can be purchased locally at the following places.

Ed's Market, 1102 E. 7th Ave., Norway, MI 49870  
(906) 563-8801 
*Can purchase permits only with cash here.

Hall's True Value Hardware, 544 Main St., Norway, MI 49870 
(906) 563-9553  

Norway DNR Field Office, 520 W. US 2, Norway, MI 49870  
(906) 563-9247 

Or, online.

For a complete overview of ORV rules and regulations in Michigan, go to the Michigan ORV Handbook online at http://www.offroad-ed.com/michigan/handbook/book.html. If, while out riding, you encounter someone violating land-use rules for ORVs, please contact the DNR’s Report All Poaching law enforcement line at 800-292-7800.


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.