Snowmobiling in New York's Snow Belt
For a current report on snowmobile trail conditions, call 800.242.4569 (press 2, then 5)
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Chautauqua County Snowmobile Trail Access/Parking Areas
With 450 miles of groomed trails over rolling foothills, open meadows and majestic State forestlands, Chautauqua County is a snowmobilers paradise. Trails are generally open from the third week in December to late March or even April, and groomed by members from five local clubs. These dedicated sledders cooperate with hundreds of private landowners and utilize 16 full size groomers to maintain safe and smooth riding conditions on more than 250 miles of corridor and secondary trails and 200 miles of club trails throughout Chautauqua County. Along the trailheads, service stations, restaurants and accommodations provide convenient access to amenities. Read what Snow Goer Magazine has to say about snowmobiling in Chautauqua County.
Area clubs rely on annual membership dues in order to properly maintain trail systems, and visitors to the area are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact one of the clubs listed below to purchase a county-wide trail map or to support efforts to improve snowmobiling conditions for your next snowmobiling trip. Membership in a New York based snowmobile club will save more than 50% off annual registration costs.
New York State Snowmobile Guide and License Info
OFFICIAL CLUBS (be sure to join one and support our wonderful trails):
All New York State residents and non-residents must register their sleds in New York to ride in New York. You can register by mail or at any Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Office throughout the state, but the fastest way to get on the trails is to register through a local office.
In Chautauqua County, the Mayville DMV office is located at 7 North Erie Street, Mayville, NY 14757. The phone number is 716-753-4229. You can fax a completed form with required identification to 716-753-4521, or mail with a check to the Chautauqua County Clerk, Department of Motor Vehicles at the North Erie Street address.
Visit http://www.dmv.ny.gov/recreation.htm#snowmobiles for registration information and forms.
The DMV recommends that you join a New York State Snowmobile Association Member Club and obtain a registration voucher to qualify for a 55% discount off the cost of registration. Join one of the five local clubs and obtain a voucher by visiting their websites.
Chautauqua County DMV Offices
Hall R. Clothier Building, 7 N. Erie St. (Rt. 394) Mayville, NY (716) 753-4229 For those of you arriving during the week, DMV hours are 8:30am - 4:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday as well as Wednesday 8:30 until 5:45pm
3988 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk, NY (716) 366-0210
512 W. 3rd St., Jamestown, NY (716) 661-8220
For safety Course Information call Chautauqua County Sheriff Dept. at (716) 753-2131