Oswego County is a prime location for outdoor winter recreation. With the highest recorded snowfall east of the Rocky Mountains, the Tug Hill region offers exceptional conditions for exploring the great outdoors.
The Oswego County trail system is made up of 400 miles of official snowmobile trails and over 150 miles of trails for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Reach out to one of the area snowmobile clubs for an Oswego County trail map to help you find restaurants, parking and gas stations for your sleds.
Before you warm up your snowmobiles and grab your gear, check out the Oswego County trail report which features weekly updates on trail conditions and weather forecasts collected from local snowmobile clubs and frequently used winter recreation areas.
The county-wide trails report is also available by phone; just call 1-800-248-4FUN (4386) and press 3.
Winter Trails Report- Jan. 18, 2024
This report is courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
The following winter trails report is current as of January 18, 2024:
Oswego County received a storm this week, bringing up to a foot of snow in some parts of the county. Many clubs are starting to open trails. Regular winter trails reports will continue weekly as clubs provide updates.
According to the Kasoag Trailblazers:
Trails are open and the club asks riders to respect the property of landowners.
According to the Redfield Snowmobile Association:
As of January 17, trails are open. Riders are asked to use caution, as they may find downed trees, water holes, water cuts, mud, and rocks. The club will be out filling water holes, building snow bridges and grooming. The club asks riders to stay on the trail and respect landowners.
According to the Mexico Trail Riders:
As of January 15, trails remain closed.
According to the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club:
Trail C5A from the Pulaski groomer barn to Albion Cross Road (where the trail meets Kasoag Trailblazers) back to 11 North Bar and Grill and Ma Barkers is open and has been cleaned. The club reports that there is pretty good snow coverage throughout. The cornfields along 2A are bumpy due to needing more snow but are frozen and covered. The club asks riders to use caution as there are a few water holes on trails. Riders are asked to stay to the right, ride safely and to pick up sticks and any turned up rocks if they can.
According to the Fulton Area Snow Travelers:
As of January 17, trails are closed. There is not enough snow to groom yet, and the club has received reports of trees down.
According to the Square Valley Trail Blazers:
Trails from the Grist Mill going north through Happy Valley are open. Groomers were out on January 17 and the trails are in decent shape for the amount of snow that the area received. The club warns riders that there are still some water holes that they are working on filling in and asks anyone on the trails to use caution. Riders are asked to stay on the groomed trail, as there were significant winds last weekend. The club went out to clear trails, but it is possible that branches could still be hidden under the snow.
According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:
Motorized-use trails are open except for Adsit and Goldspike. Many trails were groomed on January 15. Winona reports that a foot of very fluffy new snow has fallen and that they intend to have non-motorized use trails groomed for the weekend.