With warmer temperatures on the horizon, the month of March will be your last chance to get out on all of the snowmobile trails in Western New York.

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With temperatures forecast to be pushing the 60-degree mark this weekend, the amount of quality snowmobiling days is coming to an end for the season in New York State.  Earlier this week, the State announced the last of its free snowmobile weekends for the month of March.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that March 5-6 and March 12-13 will be free snowmobiling weekends for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. During these two weekends, New York State is waiving the requirement for operators to be registered properly. All properly insured out-of-state snowmobilers looking to explore New York's 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails will more than likely have their last chance this season, as the weather begins to warm up.

The Governor also announced that there will be up to $4.2 million of state money allocated for snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming and that it is going to be distributed to local partners across New York State.

Governor Hochul said:

New York is unrivaled in its natural beauty in all four seasons and offers a vast recreational trail system for snowmobilers to enjoy our stunning winter landscape...we are helping to highlight our trails to out-of-state visitors and boost our upstate tourism economy, while giving New Yorkers greater opportunity to explore their state.

With the warmer weather expected, it should be noted that tail conditions will vary. The State is recommending that riders check the websites of area snowmobile clubs for information on trail conditions, including the status of grooming.

You can find more information from The New York State Snowmobile Association by CLICKING HERE.

A guide from I LOVE NY to snowmobile trips available in the state can be found here.

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