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TRAIL STATUS: CLOSED DUE TO WARM WEATHER

Chautauqua County Trail System

The Chautauqua County Trail System is located in the western-most part of New York State where the average annual snowfall exceeds 250 inches. Our volunteers maintain over 200 miles of scenic trails, which are linked to local service businesses and other clubs in the county. Chautauqua County has over 400 miles of state funded trails and even more non funded trails, all accessible from Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio or anywhere close to Western NY.

These trails are groomed by our club as well as 5 surrounding clubs throughout the county. Literally thousands of hours are volunteered each year to get these trails ready for the riding season. Most trails are groomed by larger groomers and are a comfortable width for any rider to feel safe. There are literally dozens of supporting businesses located along this trail system offering food, gas, and lodging to make your ride even more enjoyable. All trails are signed very well indicating junctions, hazards and destinations.

All of our trails and local businesses are located on our county wide high gloss snowmobile map. We have lots of trail types such as old railroad beds, open fields, seasonal roads, state forest lands, heavily wooded areas with lots of hills and valleys. For a leisurely family ride our main corridor trail system is groomed very well and is an easy ride for just about any beginner. For the more adventuresome rider we have many secondary trails off the beaten path for an exciting ride over the river and through the woods.

With all trails spread out throughout the county you will never feel crowded or in danger like some other more popular destinations in New York state. Even on busy weekends you can enjoy a leisurely ride on just about any trail without coming across many riders. If you are coming from Ohio or Pennsylvania we invite you to stop here and give the trail system a try before driving the extra 5, 6 or 12 hrs to Ontario, Old Forge or Quebec. We know these are all nice locations but if you stop here you can ride for an extra 10, 12 or 24 hrs.

Trail Help Always Needed!

As you know these trails do not get ready on their own, nor do they get signed on their own. Each year thousands of hours are spent getting these trails safe enough to ride on for the season. We know that everyone cannot help on the trails, but if you are able we want to see you out here. Most of the time we serve free lunch and soda as payment for the hard work. Starting this year we also offer free trail bonus cards should you volunteer so many hours of work on the trails.

If you cannot help sign or get these trails ready, please donate a little more money if you can when submitting your membership application or help out at one of our winter club events. Help is always appreciated and if everyone does it, it will limit the amount of hours the regulars spend each year trying to make these trails nice for everyone else. Without the help from members such as yourself these trails will never get ready and might not open until February.

If you want to volunteer for trail help, please check our blog posts for a captain in your area. They will let you know the schedule and when/where your help will be needed. 

OUR MISSION

Dedicated to providing a safe environment for snowmobile enthusiasts riding in our county.

The Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club seeks to preserve and improve snowmobiling in our community so that future generations will be able to enjoy nature through snowmobiling as generations have done in the past.

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Self guided interactive cell phone tour of ten stops scattered over a 100-mile loop of the club’s trails.

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