Best New York Snowmobile Trails

New York has 49 snowmobiling rides.

  September 19, 2018

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

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New York Snowmobiling Resources


Old Forge

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.  MORE INFO

Lake George

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.  MORE INFO

Allegany State Park

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.  MORE INFO

Letchworth State Park

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.  MORE INFO

Niagara County

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.  MORE INFO

Bear Springs Mountain Trail System

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.  MORE INFO

Finger Lakes

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.  MORE INFO

Lake Placid

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.  MORE INFO

Cattaraugus County

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.  MORE INFO

Chautauqua County

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.  MORE INFO

Oswego County

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.  MORE INFO

Erie County

South of Buffalo, there is an extensive snowmobile trail network stretching across western New York. The snowmobiling trailhead is located south-southwest of Buffalo.  MORE INFO

Hammond Hill State Forest

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.  MORE INFO

Brookfield State 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.  MORE INFO

Sugar Hill State Forest

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.  MORE INFO

Genesee Valley Greenway

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.  MORE INFO