Winter Riding


***Closed early for the season –  November 8th 1/2 hour after sunset – for extensive trail maintenance – Closed until May 23rd 2021 (trail conditions permitting) ***  11/1/2020


SCATV trail system will be closed to winter riding on December 1st 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.

May 23rd is the State Opening Day every year depending on trail conditions.

SCATV Opening Day will always depend on trail conditions and damage from winter and mud seasons.

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 across from the storage units on Washington St. in Claremont and on Belknap Rd. in Newport. Width restriction is 50″.

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

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