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Snowmobile Etiquette

RULES OF THE TRAILS



 

 

ALL Snowmobiles MUST be registered in NYS to travel any trails within the State !



ALL Snowmobiles MUST be insured and have all necessary Credentials on their person including Safety Certificate under age 18. Train your Youngsters (10-17 year olds must have a NYS snowmobile safety certificate)

Inspect your sled before riding and ensure you and your sled are 100% LEGAL.  NO ALTERED EXHAUST SYSTEMS ALLOWED ! 

 

  ALL Snowmobilers MUST wear DOT approved helmets!

 

Dress Warmly w/water repellant and layered clothing appropriate for the whole day !

 

Don't Drink and Ride

 

Do Not Ride on CLOSED Trails. Always check the website or call the Trail Bosses in the areas you intend to ride for UPDATES !

 

STAY on marked trails

 

STOP to right of trail when approaching oncoming Groomers or from behind them and await their signals to proceed! 

 

Respect the right of the landowners

 

Do Not Litter

 

Obey ALL signs

 

Obey highway signs

 

Use hand signals with oncoming sled traffic

 

Travel in single file and don't tailgate

 

Keep to the RIGHT when meeting other snowmobilers

 

Reduce speed at night

 

Beware of obstacles (rocks, stumps, pipes, wires, ice, etc.)

 

Check ice conditions before crossing

 

If unfamiliar with area, have a map with you and carry a cell phone with Emergency Contacts



 

 

 MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL SPEED FOR SNOWMOBILES IS 55 MPH EVERYWHERE IN NYS -  OBEY IT !
 

REMEMBER - our trails are mostly on private property. Riding on these
trails is a privilege, not a right!  ABUSE THE TRAILS AND WE ALL LOSE!!!!!