South Haven welcomes snowmobiles downtown

(File, AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — South Haven is opening downtown to snowmobilers.

During its Monday meeting, the city council approved allowing snowmobiles to park in the downtown city lots at and next to City Hall on Quaker Street.

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A courtesy map shows the new designated areas for snowmobiles in South Haven. (City of South Haven)

Before Monday’s vote, snowmobiles were only allowed as far as Dunkley and Dyckman avenues, with parking at the Depot parking lot. However, numerous snowmobiles were seen traveling through downtown after heavy snowfall in December and January.

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City officials say community members voiced support for allowing snowmobiles downtown, which could help boost the local economy.