Brookfield State Forest Snowmobiling
The 15th most popular snowmobile trail in New York.
Sunday 31 July 2016 03:59 GMT
Southeast of Syracuse near Sherburne in southeastern Madison County, the 130 mile Brookfield Trail System traverses the 13,000 acre Brookfield State Forest and is open to snowmobiling. The trail is marked and numbered. The rolling route combines trails and closed forest service roads.
The most popular trailhead is on Moscow Road. This trailhead has camping facilities and can accommodate equestrian and snowmobilier parking. To reach the trailhead from Bridgewater, head south on SR8 for 3.5 miles to Skaneateles Turnpike (CR80). Turn right heading west on CR80 for 9 miles passing through Brookfield and West Brookfield. Turn left heading south onto Moscow Road (CR95) and continue 1 mile to the trailhead parking area.
An alternate parking area is on Shawler Brook Road in the Town of Columbus, about 7 miles northeast of the Village of Sherburne.
When snowmobiling Brookfield State Forest, all snowmobiles must have a New York State snowmobile registration unless you are riding on your own private property.
Overall, Brookfield State Forest is the 15th most popular snowmobile trail of all 49 snowmobiling rides in New York. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby Brookfield State Forest including Courtland County, Chenango County, Madison County, Oneida County, Onondaga County, Broome County and Lafayette.