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Dashing Through the Snow in Central New York

Snowmobiler driving through the woods

Get out your Polaris. Dust off your Artic Cat. Tune up your Ski Doo. It’s time to explore the hundreds of miles of snowmobiling trails in the Central New York Region.

You’ll soon discover why our area is known as the Northeast’s Snowmobiling Capital! In addition to well-groomed snowmobiling trails, countless attractions are waiting to be experienced along the way.

Ride Boonville and Beyond for a Lake Effect Adventure

Home to the Boonville Snow Fest II, the town of Boonville and the nearby trails (in Rome and Utica) offer terrific snowmobiling! Oneida County gets a blustery blasting of snow off Lake Ontario each season guaranteed to keep riders – both novice and experienced – happy!

Chenango County Trails: A State Land Lover’s Paradise

Snowmobilers love state land for its open spaces and expansive trail systems. Chenango County does not disappoint: With over 293 miles of groomed trails and more state land than any other county (except the Adirondack Park), this is paradise for riders. Comfy inns and inviting restaurants offer a well-deserved retreat after a day on the sled.

Visit Balsam Inn in Pharsalia or the Outpost in Oxford (both on the C7 Trail) for mouthwatering fare and a full bar. Want to stay the night and hit the trails again in the morning? Chenango offers charming inns like the historic Water’s Edge Bed and Breakfast in Greene. If you manage to tackle Chenango’s trails and still hunger for more, head to neighboring Otsego County and its 200 miles of trails!

Join the “Clubs” in Schoharie County

Want to know the secrets of the trails in Schoharie County? Just contact one of the many snowmobile clubs in the area. From Summit Sno Riders and their high-elevation trails to the superbly groomed trails of Sharon Pathfinders, you’ll find excellent resources and friendly fellow riders through these clubs. As for stops along the way … check with the clubs, they know best!

For Private, Pristine Snowmobiling …

The trails in the northern part of Binghamton offer snowmobile addicts the thrill of the open trail! Rarely congested, these trails are well kept and ready for riding. Visit the Whitney Point Lake area for trails that take you into our region’s best snow zones. Park your sled and enjoy a sporting event in Binghamton such as an AHL Binghamton Senators or a NCAA Division I Binghamton University Bearcats basketball game.

Herkimer Has It All

With an average of 300 inches of annual snowfall immaculately groomed on mountainous trails in the Central Adirondack region, Old Forge in Herkimer County is where it’s at for snowmobile enthusiasts!

Combined with hospitable accommodations and restaurants boasting appetizing menu items, there’s no better place to snowmobile. Accommodations along the Herkimer County trails range from winterized cottages at the Old Forge Camping Resort to motels and B&Bs throughout the county.

Snowmobilers Are Mad for Madison County’s Trails and More

How do 350 miles of scenic trails sound? Welcome to Madison County, where you’ll find miles and miles of trail just waiting for your sled. Snowmobilers are especially drawn to Madison County because of the hospitable inns near the trails that welcome you to leave your vehicle there while you ride.

While staying the night isn’t required, you’ll soon discover that’s the way to get the most out of Madison County! After riding through cascading waterfalls, and over 30,000 acres of pristine state forestland, cozy up at one of the many inviting B&Bs, inns and hotels.