Our New Groomer, Bought with your trail Funds
|STICKERS have to be on your cowl, not your running boards: You can go on-line to nysdmv.com and go into forms and get form # MV-82SN…fill this out and go into DMV, you can get new stickers and registration free (if you are not the registered owner-you will need a copy of their driver’s license with the signed form filled out).|
|Be respectful of Groomers. Stop, Pull over and go slow if passing. Give the groomer the right of way. The operators are all volunteers who donate their time so you can have good trails.|
|UPDATED: 12/26/14 For some of the best riding try during the week. Freshly groomed trails and Low traffic|
|Just a reminder that Snowmobile Trails are open to the public only after the end of Big Game Hunting Season (Dec 15 this year) to April 1. For Snowmobiles ONLY And For No Other Use. Without Permission Of The Land Owner And/Or The Lessee|
|TO GROOM It takes enough snow to make a base of hard snow on the trail to cover any bumps and rocks on the trail. 12" of snow can packs down after Grooming to maybe 2" to 6" depending on the type of snow (Wet/Dry). That's why on some trails that has ground that is smooth you can do a good grooming job without much snow and a trail that has rough/rocky ground it will take more snow to cover the trail and make it smooth. You also need it to be cold enough out to Groom or the snow just balls up. And it also takes dedicated volunteers who work on and do the driving of the Groomers that keep the trails Groomed and open for your use, And believe me they put a lot of hours into it.|
|Tri-Town, Brasher Area: No Information|
|Black Lake Area: Conditions of Most Trails: For Trail infomation on this area http://dairylandsnowmobileclub.com/|
Heuveltion, Ogdensburg Area: Conditions of Most Trails: No Information
|Rensselear Falls Area: Conditions of Most Trails: No Information|
|Parishville, South Colton Area East of Rt 56 into Franklin County Conditions of Most Trails: The Clear Pond Trail Should not be used Use Gold Mind Trail . Warm Weather and Rain Need I say more|
|South Colton, to Edwards West of Rt 56, to Route 3 and the Cranberry Lake Area: Conditions of Most trails: Some Grooming was been Done|
|Edwards Area: Conditions of Most Trails:Conditions of Most trails:|
The Cranberry Lake Area and Childwold Area & South of Route 3 Conditions of Most trails: For more trail information try one of these sites www.childwoldsnowpackers or www.cranberrylakemountaineers You can also go to this web Page to check on any trails closures Due to Logging in Cranberry Lake area http://cranberrylakemountaineers.com/map.html
8D from Rainbow Club parking area Jct 40 to Jct 50 is our unfunded trail and will be closed for logging this season.
S86 from Jct 50 to 51E to 52 and on to 53 is closed to logging. S86 Jct 53 to 54 is open to get to S83 to go to Trooper's shed or 7A to go to Little Bllue Mountain.
C8 from Troopers Shed Jct 39 to Jct 38 we will share this year with loggers so please drive slow so we can connect to Spruce Mountain Trail S81 to get from West side of trail system to east side of trail system.
C8 from Jct 38 Spruce Mountain thru to Jct 29 and Jct 25 is closed at least till the end of January for logging. We'll let you know as logging completes and trails are opened.
S88 is closed expect Jct 27 to Jct 28 where we will share trail to connect thru C7A towards Shurtleff's.
Rustic Bridge trail is closed for the winter due to bridge repair needed!
When we cross Rt 3 at Shurtleff's and cross the bridge we have a detour trail from 14 to 14W so we can still use the unfunded trail and Brandy Brook loop.
Carriage Road is plowed right now but they are not logging this year and will be out by Christmas just building road and cutting trees back.
Loggers are on the Manhatten Trail C8 from River Road Jct 22W to Rt 3. There will be logging just after the bridge till the end of January or mid February. I am asking that we can share this trail if we put up a stop sign just before the bridge each side and make riders stop before proceeding. I’ll let you know as soon as we get an answer.
Tthe unfunded trail just off C8 from Jct 29 to Jct 25 Manhatten is closed to logging this winter.
Trail Reports in Franklin County The Following Web Sites Have Trail Reports. Belly's (Mountain View) on C7, Tailside just off C7 (Mountain View) Deer Valley Trails On C8 (St Regis Falls) Trail Reports in Other Areas Go To The Following Link Trail Updates
|We need your co-operation to prevent snowmobile related accidents from occurring. Please be aware that you are not the only ones on the trails. There are also other snowmobilers, trail grooming equipment, skiers, people who snowshoe and dog sled teams are also enjoying the benefits of these trails. We ask that you stay to the right of the trails and that you reduce speed especially around sharp bends. We need to work together to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. As always, ride with pride… and ride responsibly.|
|PARKING The DEC is requesting that snowmobilers do not park on the road going into the LONG POND TRACT off of Rt 56 between South Colton and Sevey Corners. There is other parking at trail heads that feed into the same area. Some of these locations are located at: The end of the Little John Rd and Higley Flow State Park in South Colton, Ham's Inn on Rt 56 North of Sevey Corners, Duma's Restaurant Rt 3 East of Sevey Corners, The Old Salt Shed Parking Area on the north side of Rt 3, 1/4 mile west West of Sevey Corners (Note: There may be no parking signs but it is open to snowmobile parking) and is a good parking area, Cranberry Lake, and The Clare Town Barn on Rt 27 by Jct 67.|
|Snowmobiles do not swim, be cautious of crossing lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs. Areas may appear to be frozen but caution should be used especially on the Raquette River. Temperatures have fluctuated considerably and looks can be deceiving|