Sled-Friendly Towns and Villages for Your Next Snowmobile Journey

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The snow has covered the hills of Central New York, hunting season has come to an end and you’re ready to hit the trails. Dust off your snowmobile that has been tucked away and take a journey through Oneida, Schoharie, Montgomery and Chenango counties.

There are many snowmobiling clubs in the area that are willing to take you through the scenic region. With over 2,000 miles of vast landscape to explore, CNY is the perfect place to take your snowmobile adventures.

All of our counties have well-maintained trails to make your sledding experience enjoyable.  From hotspots to food and brew pit-stops, we have your itinerary covered.

Keep occupied while traveling through Oneida County, the home to over 540 miles of snowmobiling trails. Ride down the historic Old Erie Canal to the State Parks at Verona Beach and Delta Lake. Oneida is also the home to a variety of different local attractions to check out throughout your time on the sled.

Looking for a spot to have a bite and brew? Stop at Knucklehead’s Brew House located in Westmoreland. You could also stop by the Crystal Springs Golf Course located in Vernon, which is open during the weekends all winter long while trails are open.

Schoharie County is full of historic and scenic views. Not far from the hilltops of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains is the Summit Conservation Club located at the north end of Bear Gulch Lake. With an elevation of 2,400 feet, you have the best view in the county.

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Here you can find the Summit Sno Riders Inc., a welcoming snowmobiling club that is devoted to maintaining one of the best trail systems in New York. Their trails allow easy access to the villages of Middleburgh, Schoharie and Sharon Springs. At the Summit, you can expect a parking lot perfect for trailers and trucks to park. On the weekends, the club offers lunches and holds several different pancake breakfasts.

Feeling some comfort food and a little BBQ? Well, sink your teeth into a savory pulled pork sandwich from High on the Hog located in Middleburgh, an easy stop to make during your travels.

Take in the views of Montgomery County as you travel through Yatesville Falls State Forest on County Route 106 or enjoy a view of the water while riding along the Mohawk River. Don’t forget to stop in Canajoharie for a nice pint of beer at Jim’s Irish Harbor Pub, a hot spot to stop at when you need a break from the trip.

There are many places to take your snowmobiling ventures in Chenango County. Start at Brookfield State Forest that spreads over 13,000 acres or visit the Pharsalia Woods State Forest, which features six miles of the Finger Lakes Trail. With an easy-to-navigate network, Chenango offers an endless amount of options to several different routes all part of the New York State Corridor Snowmobile Trail System.