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Join the Club & Explore These Snowmobile Trails

Dec 12, 2022 06:18PM ● By Stephanie Hatley
One of the best ways to stay active during the winter is by joining in recreational activities like skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice skating, and snowmobiling.  There’s something magical and mystical about winters in New Hampshire and Vermont. There aren’t colorful leaves adorning the trees or blooming flowers scattered across the meadows, but the glistening icicles in the afternoon sun and the serenity of the white landscape make winters absolutely stunning.

According to Vermont law, you must join a club in order to ride any of the 5,000 miles of snowmobile trails. These well-maintained trails and breathtaking scenery provide amazing winter recreational opportunities. You’ll find rest stops along the trails as well as restaurants and craft breweries. Both the Long Hill Snowmobile Club and Bridgewater Sno-Zippers are located in the Woodstock area.

The state of New Hampshire doesn’t require snowmobile owners to join a club, but the state does encourage it by offering a $30 discount on the registration fee. After all, these clubs maintain all of the trails. The Northern Rail Trail is one of the most popular snowmobiling trails that runs from Lebanon to Concord. In the spring and summer, the trail is used for walking, biking, and horseback riding, but in the winter, residents are welcome to enjoy cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

There are numerous snowmobile clubs in the region that host events and provide access to the trail systems. The Blow-Me-Down Snowriders Club maintains 56 miles of trails within the towns of Cornish and Plainfield. The Blue Mountain Snowdusters hosts monthly meetings in Grantham, while the Mascoma Valley Snow Travelers is in Springfield. Georges Mills is home to the Twin State Trailbusters.

One of the largest clubs is the Mt. Cardigan Snowmobile Club that maintains 130 miles of trails in Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Lyme, and Orange. The Andover Snowmobile Club has its own YouTube channel, and landowners in Bradford, Newbury, and Sunapee allow the Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club to use the trails on their properties. Finally, the Sutton Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club helps members know the status of trails in North Sutton.

So if you’re looking for snowmobiling trails this winter, you’re in the right place. Join one of the local clubs and be prepared for when the trails open soon!

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