Snowmobiling is a fun and adrenaline-filled way to experience the Adirondacks during the winter. Some trails even allow riders to experience the wilderness of Adirondack Forest Preserve lands.
Snowmobiling on Forest Preserve lands gives riders the opportunity to enjoy a wild forest character while navigating a system of seasonal motor vehicle roads and designated trails. These trails typically wind through hilly or mountainous terrain within a natural setting, connecting small communities and area attractions. These trails generally are narrower than trails on private lands. Snowmobiling is not permitted on all Forest Preserve lands, so be sure to stick to designated snowmobile trails.
When snowmobiling, remember these tips for a safe and responsible experience:
- Wear your snowmobile helmet.
- Stay on designated trails.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Avoid frozen waterways and lakes.
- Travel at safe speeds and reduce your speed when approaching the tops of hills, corners, and when riding at night.
- Stop at road crossing and cross at a 90-degree angle.
- Be aware of unmarked hazards or obstacles hidden beneath the snow.
- Any snowmobile operated in New York State must be registered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
- Snowmobilers must carry registration and proof of insurance documents on their person at all times while snowmobiling.
For up-to-date snowmobile trail information visit the NYSSA Snowmobile Webmap.