The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County and the Cattaraugus County Federation of Snowmobiles welcome all snowmobilers and winter sports enthusiasts to come experience the scenic beauty in our rolling hills and winding valleys. The 2011 Snowmobile Trails Map/Brochure, produced by the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism, is a large 19”x24” map that details each trail throughout the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County including the nearly 90 miles of trails in Allegany State Park. Each trail has been identified using a Global Positioning System (GPS); the data gathered was then input into the Geographical Information System (GIS) to develop the map that displays the primary and secondary trails that criss-cross the county. Additional information on the brochure includes where you can park, eat or stay nearby a trail, where to find snowmobile rentals, sales, parts and services as well as gas stations.
Snowmobiles must be registered in New York State to be able to ride on these trails that are funded by the registration fees. Riders are encouraged to join their local snowmobile clubs prior to registration; if they are not a member of a club, there is a state charged fee to register a sled. To learn how to register your sled, please call your local Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.
There are nine snowmobile clubs encompassed under the umbrella of the Cattaraugus County Federation of Snowmobiles. Our clubs hold various events throughout the winter, from pancake breakfasts and chicken barbecues to charity rides, dice runs, and snowmobile drags, so come check ‘em out! (For a complete list of clubs and their events, visit SnowmobileWNY.com or www.EnchantedMountains.com.)
These clubs also provide a valuable service to the entire snowmobiling community. For over 35 years, they have groomed and maintained a variety of corridor and secondary trails, including private lands, state lands, seasonal use highways, and an abandoned railroad corridor owned by the Cattaraugus Local Development Corporation, which encompasses the Southern Tier Rails-to-Trails Project, dedicated as the “Pat McGee Trail.”
Our trailside businesses cater to snowmobilers, offering great places to get hot meals and warm your hands and toes. We suggest you bring your camera to catch some great scenery as well because the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County is truly a winter wonderland.
For more information or to request your FREE copy of the new 2011 Snowmobile Trails Map, please call 1-800-331-0543, or visit SnowmobileWNY.com or email us at info@EnchantedMountains.com. For Snowmobile Trail conditions, please call 800-331-0543.