Last week, we shared long-time Snow Goer contributor Dave Wells’ Top 5 Snowmobile Riding Destinations In The East, including hot snowmobile riding spots in Maine, New York, Ontario and more. Rochester, New York-based Wells has been riding snowmobiles for more than 40 years, and writing for snowmobile magazines almost as long, so he certainly knows his way around trails — especially trails east of the Mississippi. Here are five more Eastern snowmobile riding areas recommended by Wells. For more information about each destination, click on the subheads.
The Northern Adirondack Mountains, New York
Great riding on uncrowded trails through a lengthy season, but very skimpy on services. Some of the clubs do a great job of grooming, and it is possible to connect to destinations elsewhere in the Adirondacks.
Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada
Sub-Arctic challenge for experienced riders only requires a major commitment of time and money. The area is home to caribou herds, vast tundra, heavy snowfall, beautiful northern lights and untouched forests.
The Lake George Area, New York
Trails are aplenty in the Lake George area. Superb scenery, excellent services and heavy trail traffic characterize this popular destination.
Overlooked gem just across the border offers outstanding trails, scenery, and services. A 4-month season and thousands of miles of snowmobile trails, there’s no shortage of snowmobiling in Eastern Ontario.
The Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
There’s some really good riding in America’s original oil field country, but it’s really short on services. High elevations and lake-effect snows help usually make for good snowmobiling conditions.
Don’t forget! The Big East Powersports Show is this weekend — Oct. 5-7, 2012 — in Syracuse, New York. You’ll be able to find more information about resorts, lodging and more snowmobile destination information, plus see new clothing, aftermarket accessories and the 2013 snowmobiles from Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha.