When taking to the trails this season, Oneida County Area Snowmobile Association president Jamie Warner urges riders to obey the speed limit.
There are over 540 miles of groomed trails in Oneida County, running from the Old Erie Canal Trail to the parks of Verona Beach and Delta Lake. Riders can also ride in the Tug Hill region, allowing them to hit the Tug Hill Plateau and then ride to the Adirondack Park Trail System.
Club memberships for the dozen members of the Association run from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 of the following year, which includes the basic membership to the New York State Snowmobiler Association and a voucher for a reduction of a registration.
There are 12 clubs that are a part of the OCASA and the areas that they cover:
- CNY Snow Travelers — Augusta, Marshall, Vernon, Sangerfield, Bridgewater, Paris, Sherrill, Clinton, Madison County and Southern Herkimer County.
- Deerfield Snow Trails — Trenton, Marcy, Deerfield, Poland, Herkimer County.
- E-Z Riders — Westmoreland, Kirkland, Stanwix, Vernon.
- Lee Center Trailbusters — Lee, Ava, Rome to Lewis County.
- ORISKA Snowdrifters — Oriskany, Whitestown.
- Penn Mountain Snow Riders — Westernville, Remsen, Floyd, Steuben, Forestport, Trenton, Lee, Western.
- Taberg Trail Blazers — Annsville, Lee, Vienna, Camden, Ava to Oswego County.
- T. C. Riders — Camden, Florence, Annsville to Lewis County.
- Trackside Blazers — Forestport, Boonville, Remsen, Thendra, Herkimer County.
- Tri-Valley Trail Riders — Vernon, Verona, Sherrill, Oneida, Madison County.
- West Rome Riders — Rome, Lee, Annsville, Verona, Erie Canal Trail to Madison County.
Warner said he is excited for the upcoming season. “According to the Farmers’ Almanac it looks like it will be a real good winter,” he said. As always, the club stresses safety first.
For more information on snowmobiling, the Association has information at www.oneidacountytourism.com through Oneida County Tourism.
The state has plenty of information at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7718.html.