Snowmobile Trail Conditions

December 15, 2017

Cold temps and snow have made an appearance across much of the state at this point. However, there are still several areas where trees are down from the October storm and bodies of water have not frozen fully. Clubs are working frantically to clean up debris from the storm and finish trail projects. Please respect the landowners’ and clubs’ wishes to stay off the trails if they are not listed as open.

The following areas have reported that they are open for riding, though not all are groomed. If you do go out, use caution as conditions are Early Season meaning open water bars, rocks, stumps, etc.

This is the last Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report for the season. Some riding may continue to be available at higher elevations and in Northern NH. Riders can check club web sites for specific trail information. Again, thank you to all the landowners and clubs that made this season possible!

Northern NH

The Swift Diamond Riders will be opening most of their trail system tomorrow the 16th. There are no open connections to other club trails – watch for signs and stay off trails that are signed CLOSED.

Milan will be open on the east side of the Androscoggin River from 7 Islands Bridge to Success, ungroomed.

Jericho State Park in Berlin is open, ungroomed. Riding within the park only! Gates to connecting trail systems are not open at this time.

The White Mountain Trail Club reports that Bear Notch has gates open, but no grooming has been done as of yet. Note that the Upper Haystack Trail to Albany Brook is CLOSED.

Bridgewater Mountain Snowmobile Club has opened their trail system and is reminding riders to ride with care as there are water bars still open. Note that neighboring trail systems are not open!

Hardy Country Snowmobile Club, Hebron, has opened their trail system and is working on grooming. The reported receiving a foot of snow this past storm. Note that neighboring trail systems are not open!

The following state owned Recreational Rail Trails are open, but not groomed. The gates remain closed – use caution when using the pass throughs!

Ammonoosuc: GATES CLOSED
Ashuelot: GATES CLOSED
Cheshire Line: GATES CLOSED
Farmington: GATES CLOSED
Fort Hill Line: GATES CLOSED
Hillsborough: GATES CLOSED
Northern: GATES CLOSED
Presidential: GATES CLOSED
Rockingham: GATES CLOSED
Sugar River: GATES CLOSED

Continue your snow dances and get ready for the season by joining a club, registering your sled now, doing a pre-season check of your sled, and getting all your cold weather gear together and checked out.

Upcoming Events:

  • Tri-State Reciprocity Weekend, January 26th-28th. Snowmobiles legally registered in Maine and Vermont are able to operate on New Hampshire trails and snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire are able to operate in Maine and Vermont.
  • NH Snowmobile Association’s Easter Seals Ride-In for Camp Sno-Mo will take place in Gorham this year on February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
  • 2018 Pink Ride, Silver Lake State Park, Hollis, February 10th.

Additional Resources and Information

For information on NH’s OHRV & Snowmobile regulations view the NH OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations at:  http://www.eregulations.com/newhampshire/OHRV/

For more information on NH’s snowmobile trail system see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqY2Hly5E2M
 

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