Welcome to Snowmobiling in St Lawrence County, New York
Home to 700 miles of Family-Friendly Trails
St. Lawrence County boasts over 700 miles of meticulously groomed trails and some of the best riding in New York State. And talk about connections! The east end of the county trail system connects to Franklin County, the Akwesasne Casino, and Canada. The west end of the county connects to Lewis County and Tug Hill, while the southern end of the county connects to Hamilton County and Old Forge. There is no such thing as “you can’t get there from here” in St. Lawrence County.
We invite you to join our group of active snowmobile enthusiasts, get to know us and make this your personal trail system!
Snowmobile events happen throughout the winter, so if it’s a winter carnival or a snowmobile race you’re seeking, this is the place for it. Or maybe you’d like to try some ice fishing or mountaintop and wildlife photography. The diversity here is amazing! Bring your buddies and your families and enjoy the best New York has to offer in St. Lawrence County, NY.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our members, volunteers, landowners, lessees and sponsors. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the preservation of snowmobiling.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at St. Patrick's Church meeting hall on Rt. 56 in Colton at 7pm. Members are encouraged and welcome to attend all meetings as are local merchants and the general public. For more information or to volunteer please contact us at 315-265-0898 or e-mail: SLCSA41@gmail.com. See you on the trail!
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SNOWMOBILE ALERT! WE NEED YOUR HELP - RIGHT NOW!
Submit your comments to the NYS DEC on their proposed Grass River Wild Forest draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) as well as the neighboring Grass River and Tooley Pond conservation easements plans. The Grass River WF UMP encompasses a 54,000 acre area in the Towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton and Fine in St. Lawrence County.
Specifically, please include these bullet points in your individual comments:
Would like to have snowmobile access open to the scenic, 40' waterfall at Lampson Falls from the south gate on the Lampson Falls Trail, crossing County Rte. 27 then entering the Grass River Conservation Easement on the Access Road just to the south and onward to Trail S-80E
Request that motor vehicle access corridors be designated as "seasonal", and those roads that are used for snowmobile traffic be CLOSED to vehicles during the winter months
Snowmobiles are designed for travel on snow. We DO NOT support reducing speed limits on snowmobile trails to equal that of motor vehicles on the same road/trail
Develop the new snowmobile trail on Silver Lake Conservation Easement from Lot 38 and 47 to Lots 3 and 35, just east of Lots 38 and 47 as prescribed in the document
Ask that alternate snowmobile trail routes are given when current dedicated and established snowmobile trails are closed for winter logging operations
Request engineered plan to replace the George Washington Bridge on Trail S-86 where it crosses Middle Branch of Grass River, at GPS Coordinates 18T 505171mE 4912886mN
Add in the missing, existing, and currently funded trails as well as the local club-maintained trails that will be submitted to the Regional Forester by the County Snowmobile Association as additional designated snowmobile trails within this Wild Forest plan
Request that trail signage for safety on State Land snowmobile trails be better defined and allowed, possibly utilizing the NYS OPRHP Snowmobile Trail Signing Handbook as the guideline
Outline and map the proposed helipad evacuation locations nearest the snowmobile routes
Support the rest of the UMP and easement amendments as written
DEC will be accepting comments on the Draft UMP Amendment only until the end of the day on Monday, November 14th, 2016. Comments can be sent to the contact below:
USPS Mail (postmarked by 1214-16):
Aaron Graves, Forester
6739 US Highway 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
Thank you very much for being an integral part of supplying opinions on snowmobile use in this UMP. The St Lawrence County Association of Snowmobile Clubs appreciate your help in getting the correct snowmobile-related message out for this particular UMP.