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Winter Trails Report


 

Winter Trails Report – January 24, 2022

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Overall Oswego County has experienced temperatures well below freezing, with notable snow accumulation in the past 7-10 days. Note that this is a transition period for many of the clubs since they are working on their base. Most clubs reported trails in good shape, with some icy conditions on turns. We recommend reaching out to them directly on a day-to-day basis to check that the following conditions have not changed significantly.

 

According to the Redfield Snowmobile Association:

Trails have been groomed regularly and are in nice shape. There is good snow coverage throughout the trail system. After a busy weekend, groomer operators worked hard to get trails back in shape. All trails have been groomed in recent days with the exception of Kay Road Trail. Some turns may be icy. Please respect landowners and stay on the trails.

According to the Kasoag Trailblazers:

All trails are now open. Groomers have been out in recent days. Some logging occurring on Maple Hill Trail C4, so be careful of equipment. Ride safe, watch for hazards, and please respect landowners and stay on trails. Memberships are available on our website or at Buck’s in Williamstown. Gas is available at Altmar Union Station and at the Kasoag Lake Tavern and Grill.

According to the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club:

Trails are all open and the parking lot is open at the club. Snow is thin around Pulaski but rideable. Trails have been groomed in recent days from Altmar down to Port Ontario and State Park, including Bice Toad, CCC Road and Blount Mills Road. Corners may be icy so ride safe and enjoy.

According to the Mexico Trail Riders:

Trails are open. Mexico’s groomer was out over the weekend. Parish is done was heading toward Mexico on Friday to do the new trail to Fravor Road and the community park. As of Friday, there was a large water hole that could not be passed with the groomer heading toward Eis House on S52G. Anyone planning to take that route should use extreme caution. Powerlines in Lycoming to the west side of Fravor Road was groomed Friday and the club planned to groom Palermo on Saturday. Snow is thin in areas but in fair condition.

According to the Square Valley Trail Blazers:

Groomers were out across the system Saturday night and reported everything in fair to good condition with a lot of icy spots, especially in the corners. Please slow down and use caution. Late last week Central Square to Phoenix, Golf Course Trail and Central Square to Grist Mill were groomed. Grist Mill to Happy Valley, Happy Valley and Panther Lake Trail were all in good to fair condition as of late last week. Please remember to stay on the trail and respect landowners.

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:

Trail conditions in general are fair but with an icy base. Please use caution. Bargy Road C5D, Bishop Road S55D, Bronze S55, Brown Road C5B, Dog Leg C5D, Gold Spike S55, Hawley Road C5D, Hessel Road C5B and Kate Hall S55D have all been groomed in the past week and reported a good, smooth three-to-four-inch base.

 

Cross Country Ski Reports:

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:

As of Jan. 18, new snow has all been groomed. Conditions are very good. Each of the 15 trails are groomed and tracked, with some single track groomed. Visit winonaforest.com for updates.

According to Friends of Great Bear:

As of Jan. 18, excellent ski conditions were reported on the trails. Check “Friends of Great Bear” on Facebook for updates before our next report.