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South Eastern NY Riding locations

Postby The Grand Poobah » October 31st, 2003, 3:49 am

5 Hours! Man....that's tough....I drive 10 minutes! :p
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Postby BigJWalt » October 31st, 2003, 4:18 am

I plan on having 3 places to ride. Locally (1hour or so), Medium (3 hrs), and long distance (5+ hrs). For weekend trips, I will probably just stay local and medium, for long distance I will need to be there 4 days. My time is valuable, and I hate to spend it in a vehicle. Thats why I am looking to ride in SE NY. I can get there in like 2.5 hrs. That way I can leave on a Friday night, ride Saturday and Sunday, and be home by like 7:30 on a Sunday night. Once it snows here I can rip up the neighborhood, but snow is tempermental in this area of PA. I should just quit my job and go there for a week at a time.
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Postby sledhead84 » October 31st, 2003, 6:56 am

which is the better place to ride? the UP or NY tug hill?
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Postby The Borg » October 31st, 2003, 12:40 pm

BigJ...Norwich is closer for you. It's farther south.Go to Preston snowmobile (Ed and Evelyn Blood), on corridor 2..fantastic riding north toward Lafayette, west to Cortland, east toward Richfield, and on to my house (145 sled miles)..and connects everywhere. They grab some of the southeast lake snows in the hills east of the finger lakes. Or park on the dragstrip and ride from my door...I go anystinkinwhere in this state from the door,if theres snow. I'm just north of Howe Caverns... Summit is an excellent place to ride, but like I say, you can get anywhere from anywhere...just figure out where the gas is. We rode from home, north to near Speculator, west to Herkimer, south to Richfield springs, and back home. 165 mile loop..easy afternoon plug.
And you do not have to go all the way to Tug Hill proper..there's better riding south near Camden, Barnveld, Williamstown, etc. They get lake effect too. But I always say, getting lost is only temporary.;)
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Postby The Borg » October 31st, 2003, 12:48 pm

Sledhead 84..Tug Hill is a relatively small plateau. But they get much of the lake effect, as it is 2000 ft in elevation, just east of the lake. But the surrounding areas are fantastic, with little traffic. Everyone thinks the hill is the only place..well, sometimes it is, but usually the valleys south, soutwest, southeast and east into the adirondacks all get l.e. snow also, and the riding is outstanding. And I never ride Old Forge. Not paying their permit to drive in circles. The worst thing is when you come in from Indian lake, you can't connect easily to Big Moose and point west without a permit. It's all lakes and woods anyway, unless you like to feed deer and run coyotes over...the big fields, short woods, and meadows of the southern areas are much more fun.
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Postby sledneck213 » October 31st, 2003, 1:20 pm

i live in Mohawk and ride richfield all the time and have headed down to laurens and hartwick last year it was a great ride. we should get together sometime cause i wanna learn the trails down your way. i also agree with the fact that we have some of the best riding in the state. i always try to tell people that but all the ever talk about is tug hill.

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Postby Shockman » October 31st, 2003, 1:56 pm

R U kidding me? I drive 600 miles (one way) to find the good trails. (I could tell ya where they are, but then I'd have to run ya over) I've been to Old Forge, dont care to pay Xtra for if come maybe snow conditions. Never been to THE HILL, thinking this year could be a good time to give it a try.
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Postby The Borg » November 1st, 2003, 11:33 am

Sledneck213..right on the money. We go to Richfield for lunch many times, as it's a nice 2 hr. family ride.
With just the boys, it just a gas stop on our way to somewhere...:C
To tell you the truth, I know more trails in the Tug region, than here, as some winters we had no snow, so I trailer em. You can show me the Mohawk region...we're usually exploring, but then several years pass and the trails change...so much riding, so little time..:)
But we have nice trails in Schoharie county, and our club has just gotten approval to link ours (western edge is Sharon) to the village of Schoharie, which means there is a good corridor to go all the way to Albany, and points south..cool.
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Postby viper2002 » November 2nd, 2003, 12:32 am

well you've already heard TUG HILL... I live there... but don't take my word for it, SNOWGOER named it one of the top ten in north america. Worth it? With out a doubt!! But in my opinion anywhere in Adiroindak Mountains rocks. From bottom to the top of the park you can't go wrong. LOTS of snow well maintained trails. I would checkout Salisbury Ridgerunners-in the south. Old Forge-centeral and anywhere inLewis County-north.

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Postby MXMAT » November 2nd, 2003, 8:34 am

Hey Walt, if your looking at a 3 hour drive try Moravia, NY. You can unload at Filmore Glenn State Park, and you can ride anywhere from there. In fact, I'm trying to plan a trip to leave from there and ride to tugg hill. Moravia is about 30-45 minutes south of Syracuse, which is about an hour south of the hill, so that should put you in around the 3 hour mark.
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