Featured SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
Southeast of Watertown and northeast of Syracuse, the popular Old Forge area has over 500 miles of snowmobiling in the Adirondack Mountains. While the Old Forge snowmobile trails officially open in early December, the best snowmobiling is usually in January and February.
North of Saratoga Springs, the area between Lake George and Lake Luzerne has miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The Lake George snowmobile trails are groomed by the South Warren Snowmobile Club.
South of Buffalo and Ellicottville near Salamanca in Cattaraugus County, the 65,000 acre Allegheny State Park has 61 miles of groomed snowmobiling rolling around the surrounding hills through hardwood forests on closed forest roads and trails. When snowmobiling the Allegany State Park, all snowmobiles must have a New York State snowmobile registration unless you are riding on your own private property.
Southeast of Buffalo and northeast of Portageville in Wyoming County, the Letchworth State Park has 70 miles of trails with various uses including snowmobile riding. The snowmobiling trails in Letchworth State Park pass through lush forest along the Genessee River gorge and pass three major waterfalls.
Northeast of Buffalo, the Niagara County area has diverse snowmobiling routes linking the towns of Niagara, Wheatfield, Sanborn, Pekin, Lewiston, Cambria, and Ransomville. Most of the snowmobile trails are on private property so make sure to be careful and respectful. The Niagara County snowmobile trails are groomed by the Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club.
South of Walton in the western Catskills, the 7,200 acre Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area has 24 miles of marked snowmobiling trails rolling through forest and meadows. The scenic routes pass lakes and waterfalls.
The Finger Lakes area has a 55 mile network of snowmobile trails maintained by the Finger Lakes Trail Runners Snowmobile Club. When snowmobiling Finger Lakes, all snowmobiles must have a New York State snowmobile registration unless you are riding on your own private property.
Near Lake Placid, there is an extensive trail system maintained by the Lake Placid Snowmobile Club. The snowmobile trails fork in Lake Placid with a route heading southeast towards Keene and one heading northeast to Wilmington.
East of Jamestown and Randoulph, Cattaraugus County has an extensive snowmobile trail network maintained by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club. The Cattaraugus County Snowmobile Trails have over 60 miles of trails connecting 2 villages and 7 towns.
Near Mayville, the Chautauqua Rails To Trails system has several miles of snowmobile trails along an old railroad grade through scenic mixed forest and past meadows. In addition, Chautauqua County has over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
North of Syracuse and east of the city of Oswego near Central Square, the Oswego County area has an extenstive network of maintained snowmobile trails. When snowmobiling Oswego County, all snowmobiles must have a New York State snowmobile registration unless you are riding on your own private property.
South of Buffalo, there is an extensive snowmobile trail network stretching across western New York. The snowmobiling trailhead is located south-southwest of Buffalo.
East of Ithaca and west of Dryden, the Hammond Hill State Forest has 11 miles of marked snowmobiling trails. The white-blazed Finger Lake Trail crosses the forest.
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.
West of Ithaca and Watkins Glen in Schuyler County, the 9,000 acre Sugar Hill State Forest has 40 miles of trails for snowmobilers. A portion of the Finger Lakes Trail also passes through the forest.
South of Rochester, the Genesee Valley Greenway is a 90 mile long railway bed open to snowmobiling that passes through scenic woodlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages. It follows the route of the old Genesee Valley Canal passing through sixteen towns in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus counties.