Trails are currently closed

We will be back with current Trail Conditions updates soon! 

Be sure to check our Facebook page or Club Calendar for all current club activities, plus  groomer activity and trail conditions.​

An easy way to check current trail conditions in our county is by calling the TRAIL CONDITIONS HOTLINE at: Call 1- 800-242-4569, Dial 2, then 5.

Remember that we owe everything to our generous landowners, so PLEASE show respect to the trails. The members of our club volunteer their time to support and sustain great snowmobile trails. Their efforts make riding the trails a pleasure. We would love to have your help too!   Join the club !
 
  
SnoPhone numbers for Allegany State Park (716) 354-9101 and Letchworth State Park (585) 493-3660 ext. 668  

    NOHRSC - (Live) Interactive Snow Map 
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All snowmobilers riding the trails are required to register their sleds with New York State​​

Snowmobile Trailheads: GREAT PLACES TO UNLOAD AND RIDE! ​​
 
Gerry Rodeo Grounds 

DIRECTIONS:  From NYS Thruway, take I-90 West past Buffalo to Exit 59 (Dunkirk/Fredonia), at stoplight after tollbooth, turn left onto Route 60 South to Gerry, NY.  In Gerry, turn right at the stop sign (still Route 60 South), go 1000 yards, Rodeo Grounds will be on your right (the area is very well marked with several large signs).   Gerry, NY is just 3 miles from Jamestown, NY and Falconer, NY.  Large, plowed parking area with plenty of large trailer parking. The main corridor snowmobile trail, C1D, runs right through the parking area.
The big, electronic sign at the trail head will broadcast information on the Chautauqua County Trails, whether they are open or closed

 
Kennedy, NY 
On Rte 394 - plowed parking lot, located across the street from the Gas Station at the Shurfine Grocery Store and The Office Restaurant. Direct access to snowmobile Trail #1
 
Harris Hill Road, Gerry NY 
Located at the intersection of Harris Hill and Gerry-Ellington Roads (between the towns of Gerry and Ellington) is a state maintained, plowed parking area for the Harris Hill State Lands and the snowmobile trail runs next to the parking lot

If you find a hazard on the trails

Even if you are on another club's trail system or are not sure which club takes care of the trail where you find a hazard...take a picture with your phone and post it on our, or any Chautauqua County club's, Facebook page. Just click the Facebook (f) link below...someone will recognize the area/part of the trail immediately and will notify the right person, so that the hazard can be fixed.

  • The safety of snowmobilers is why club's exist
  • ​Helping and protecting our landowner's property is another reason 

If you are comfortable riding with clippers, loppers or a small saw, please feel free to cut out hazards on the trails. We don't always know when a tree falls down, so handling it yourself (when possible) or notifying our Trail Coordinator of the situation helps everyone!

Frequently asked questions about riding in NY

Q. I am coming from out of state, does my sled need to be registered?
A. Unless you are riding on one of the days where NYS waives the registration requirement for out of state snowmobiles, you must have a NY registration. If your sled is registered in your home state you can register your sled online at NY DMV.

If you are coming over from one of the Canadian Provinces you must visit a Motor Vehicle Office location.

Q. What do I need to ride a snowmobile in NYS?
A. Every Snowmobile operated off the owners property must be registered in New York and have liability coverage on the sled.

Q. How do I choose a club to join?
A. We recommend that you join the club(s) where you ride and / or live.  To find out which club covers the trails where you want to ride just click here .

Q. How much insurance should I have on my sled?
A. NYS Law states the minimum insurance you must have. You must have liability insurance which provides coverage for any one person sustaining bodily injuries or death of at least $10,000 and for two or more persons involved in an accident for at least $20,000 and at least $5,000 for damage to the property of another. Proof of insurance must be carried with you. (Parks and Rec Law 25.13)

Q. Where can I ride?
A. Snowmobiling is only permitted on those lands where permission has been given to ride. There are over 10,000 miles of designated and registration supported trails in NYS. Join our club and receive a free trail map of our county's over 500 miles of snowmobile trails...or you can purchase a map, for a $10 donation, at many area businesses on the trail systems.