Snowmobiling is a great way to see New York State and enjoy some outdoor winter fun. From the Tug Hill region, across the Adirondacks and throughout western New York and the southern tier, NYS has over 10,000 miles of marked and groomed trails available. Riding a snowmobile can take you to places you might never see otherwise and with today’s modern sleds and equipment you can enjoy the experience in safety and comfort.

There are snowmobiling opportunities for everyone — from first-time snowmobilers to expert riders. It is also a wonderful way for people with physical disabilities to experience the snow and to climb a mountain ridge or two!

Many riders, who come to enjoy what New York State has to offer, take off in groups and explore the backcountry where there are well marked trails that take you to snow-covered valleys and scenic vistas.

So, why not consider joining a club today and learn more about the snowmobiling opportunities that exist throughout New York. For first timers there a number of rental locations and literally hundreds of places to stay and enjoy some winter hospitality.

The New York State Snowmobile Association is your best connection to the sport. We have clubs in almost every area, helpful information here on our website and a friendly and supportive staff to help you if needed.

Snowmobiling is a fun, healthy, recreational pastime that is enjoyed by tens of thousands of New Yorkers and out of state visitors every year…so, what are you waiting for??

Let’s hit the trails!

Last call for comments on the for the largest addition to the Adirondack Park in more than a century.!

Written Comment for Boreas Pond Classification Due by December 30!

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Dear NYSSA Member:

This past spring, NY State completed the purchase of the Boreas Ponds tract of land in Essex County to the west of the hamlet of North Hudson. The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has now begun the process of classifying this 20,758 acre parcel according to the State Land Master Plan. Thank you to the thousands (3000+) of snowmobilers who have signed the petition calling for this property to be classified as Wild Forest! And thank you to the many snowmobilers who have turned up at the first 5 hearings on classification to speak up for Wild Forest.

There are those who want most of the land classified as Wilderness (no snowmobile trails or even bicycle use) while we believe that most of the property should be classified as Wild Forest (snowmobile trails allowed, subject to DEC unit management plans). This tract can provide a snowmobile trail connection between Newcomb and North Hudson without cutting a single tree for almost the entire distance! But only if it is classified as Wild Forest!

Please make the time to submit your written support and/or attend one of the two remaining hearings hearings to ensure that the APA, DEC, and New York State officials know that we need this land classified as Wild Forest and want reasonable use of land which our tax dollars purchased!

Support Alternative 1!

Written comments must be received by December 30, 2016 on this matter, addressed to:
Kathleen D. Regan
Deputy Director, Planning
Adirondack Park Agency
Post Office Box 99
1133 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Or by email to:

For detailed information on the Boreas Ponds area and our efforts to have the property classified as Wild Forest, go to nysnowmobiler.com or accessadk.com and check out the Boreas Pond gallery at http://nysnowmobiler.com/about/photo-gallery/gallery/boreas-pond-tract/ .

Click here for Suggested talking points!

For classification maps and alternatives, visit: http://www.apa.ny.gov/State_Land/2016Classification/SLMP-20161014_DSEIS_AgencyApproved.pdf .

Please attend one or more of the public sessions and state that you support Alternative 1. If you are anywhere near Bear Mountain or Albany, your presence is needed on Dec 6th and 7th!

December 6, 2016 at 7 PM
Bear Mountain Inn
Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove

December 7, 2016 at 2 PM
NYS DEC
625 Broadway, Albany

Thank you so much for anything you can do to help get our message understood.

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