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Explore new trails this winter

Snowmobiling in Tug Hill - Photo by Brad Zehr

Across New York, from the legendary Catskill Mountains to the shores of Great Lake Erie, you'll find wide-open trails, cool events and warm welcomes. Winter festivals and snowmobile races add to the fun.

The Adirondacks region boasts more than 800 miles of groomed trails throughout the vast and scenic Adirondack Park. From Speculator and Long Lake to Old Forge, known as the Snowmobile Capital of the East for over 50 years, the snowmobile is king. Each winter, designated village streets become part of the trails check for signs. Wild forested routes on the vast Tug Hill Plateau are covered with 200 to 300 inches of lake-effect snow every year. With over 500 miles of groomed trails, there's plenty of room for adventure.

Snowmobiling at Allegany State Park

You'll also find trails encircling lakes and meandering around gorges in the Finger Lakes; running south of Buffalo and into the heart of the state; and amid the tall timbers of Allegany State Park in the Chautauqua-Allegheny region.

You might want to consider joining a snowmobile club. For both new and experienced riders, clubs are a great way to enjoy the sport with fellow enthusiasts. There are more than 230 snowmobile clubs throughout the state.

Be sure to plan your adventure before heading out. Check out the New York State Snowmobile Association for information on snowmobile clubs, events, trails, rider-friendly inns, and insider tips. And on February 3 - 5, 2017, out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers whose vehicles are properly registered and insured in another state or Canada can ride in New York without paying extra registration fees; town registration fees are also waived for in-state snowmobilers during Free Snowmobile Weekend. Normally registration costs $100 ($45 if done through a snowmobile club), so what are you waiting for: Get out there and start exploring New York's 10,400 miles of trails!

Snowmobile adventures in New York