Trails around the Tawas & Hale Michigan areas
go ride the Huron trail system, this is a very GOOD system for newbies, nice and wide , the very east side of trail system can get a little muddy but I heard they rehabbed the area so its not to bad anymore , there's also place to eat on the system !!!!
well for first's you shouldn't ride alone , though I've done it plenty, if something goes wrong it can be a long walk , if ya can walk at all ....
we bring plugs for all machines ( tools to change ) especially the 2 strokes, lol , some provision ( food and water) unless your only gonig out for a hour or so or stopping at a local establishment, then it's little things like zip ties , first aid kit, air pump ( even a cheap $2 plastic one at aco works great ) some tire plugs, you get the IDEA !!!!! over time you'll need a rear bag just to hold everything. We do some extreme riding when we hit the UP - 300 miles in a weekend or Tennessee's Windrock mountain , so we need to be prepared.
GPS is nice but I don't use one / 2 way radio's are really cheap too , look at getting a 5 mile range one , we dont use one of those either, we let the "SPIRIT GODS" lead us , :lol , I just know the trails well .......
I even go so far too bring colapsible fishing poles, some of those steams are prestien to say the least, even some flares, just in case of a overnighter !!!