Winter Riding Rules


SCATV trail system will be closed to winter riding on December 1, 2019 or earlier. The first time there is enough snow to plow Veteran’s Park and Cat Hole road our trails will close and remain closed until the end of Mud Season on May 23rd 2020.


When riding other allowed trail locations in NH during the winter, please ride only when there is enough “groomable” snow and when temperatures are below freezing at 32 degrees and always give groomers the right of way.

Rule of thumb: if it is warm enough to rut or damage the snowmobile trail then please wait for a colder day. Mud/Water holes should be frozen solid. Please RESPECT the winter trail needs for snowmobiling.


The state owned Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail is open year round with state trailhead parking accross from the storage units on Washington St. in Claremont and on Belknap Rd. in Newport. Width restriction is 50″.

UTVs / SxS wider than 54″ with tracks are illegal in NH.

Please respect the Landowner and SCATV members who do follow the rules.

Watch for signs. Not all snowmobile trails are open to ATVs UTVs.