Best New York Snowmobile Trails

New York has 17 snowmobiling rides.

  September 11, 2021

Located in the US, the snowmobiling in New York offers over fifteen snowmobile trail rides. The best New York snowmobiling based on popularity are considered to be Old Forge, Lowville South - Turin, Lowville West - Barnes Corners, Allegany State Park, and Lowville East - Independence. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a New York snowmobiling trail below.

Where Can I Snowmobile In New York?


FEATURED:  Old Forge

  Adirondack State Park, New York

  September 11, 2021

Southeast of Watertown and northeast of Syracuse, the popular Old Forge area has over 500 miles of snowmobiling in the Adirondack Mountains. It is considered the snowmobile capital of New York and interconnects with Central and Update New York snowmobile trail systems. While the Old Forge snowmobile trails officially open in early December, the best snowmobiling is usually in January and February. Note: Since these are groomed trail systems, a local paid trail permit is required to ride this system. The Town of Webb/Inlet Trail Permit is the required permit.

FEATURED:  Allegany State Park

  Buffalo, New York

  August 4, 2016

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.

FEATURED:  Letchworth State Park

  Buffalo, New York

  July 13, 2016

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.

FEATURED:  Niagara County

  Buffalo, New York

  July 16, 2016

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.

FEATURED:  Bear Springs Mountain Trail System

  Albany, New York

  July 21, 2016

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.

FEATURED:  Cattaraugus County

  Chautaugua, New York

  September 30, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Brookfield State Forest

  Syracuse, New York

  July 31, 2016

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.

FEATURED:  Sugar Hill State Forest

  Finger Lakes, New York

  November 2, 2020

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.

FEATURED:  Genesee Valley Greenway

  New York

  September 1, 2020

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.