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.