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Winter Trails Report


Winter Trails Report – February 28, 2022

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

 Overall Oswego County has continued to see temperatures below freezing, with some snow accumulation in recent days. Most clubs are reporting trails are open but icy with some potential hazards. We recommend reaching out to clubs directly on a day-to-day basis to check that the following conditions have not significantly changed.


Snowmobile Trail Reports:

 According to the Redfield Snowmobile Association:

Conditions remain icy. Trails were groomed north of town Sunday night and conditions are better north of town. Trails south of town are thin on top of an icy base. Hidden hazards under the snow, such as open water, slush holes and cuts and cracks in the ice base exist. Keep an open eye for such hazards. Please slow down, ride safe and respect landowners by staying on the trails.

 According to the Kasoag Trailblazers:

Trails are open. Please use caution as water and/or downed branches may be present on some trails. Please respect landowners and stay on marked trails.

 According to the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club:

Groomers were out on the hill Sunday. Below to the pond, and the trails to Altmar, have not yet been groomed as of Monday morning, but the club is hopeful those trails will be groomed today. Please be cautious as there is ice underneath in areas and reports indicate trails are slippery.

 According to the Mexico Trail Riders:

Trails are back open as of Friday. Be cautious of the ice and water holes. Ride safe.

According to the Fulton Area Snow Travelers:

As of Friday, the club reported there was not enough snow after trying to groom. Trail remains officially closed. Anyone trying to ride it should be aware of ice under the snow and “teeth-chattering cornfields.”

According to the Square Valley Trail Blazers:
Trails were reopened as of Friday. Riders should be aware trails, as of Friday, were extremely icy underneath and in poor condition. Please use extreme caution and be on the lookout for hazards like washouts from recent rain.

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:

Trail conditions were reported as excellent on Saturday. All trails were groomed on Saturday, Feb. 26 or Sunday, Feb. 27 and listed as generally in “excellent condition.”  The Brown Road Extension C5B is still closed.

Cross Country Ski Reports:

 According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:

As of Feb. 26, all trails were groomed and tracked, and conditions listed as excellent. Visit for updates.

According to Friends of Great Bear:

As of Feb. 24, much of the trails were reported as hard ice. Grippers are highly recommended. Hill sections and some bridges are described as “extremely slippery.” River level is high with the northern tow path a combination of ice and high water. New snow in recent days may have helped cover the trails and ice, but check “Friends of Great Bear” on Facebook for updates before our next report.