Where to Snowmobile in New Hampshire

By Stacy Zeiger , last updated December 15, 2011
With its snowy winters and beautiful scenery, New Hampshire provides one of the best states for snowmobiling during the colder months. You may rent a snowmobile from one of New Hampshire’s snowmobile rental companies or bring your own snowmobile to navigate some of New Hampshire’s best trails. However you choose to do it, snowmobiling is a must for residents of the state and visitors to New Hampshire during the winter months.

Snowmobile Rental

Lil’ Man Snowmobile Rentals provide snowmobiles for those looking to enjoy the North Conway and Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire. With a rental from this company, you may participate in self-guided or guided tours throughout the area. Tours are designed for individuals at all ability levels and last approximately two hours. The fleet of snowmobiles to choose from includes models from Ski-Doo, Polaris and Arctic Cat and includes one and two rider options.

Northern Extremes Snowmobiling allows snowmobilers to rent snowmobiles for expeditions through the Bear Notch Trail System. Special snowmobile rentals and self-guided tours are designed for families with children and include two double snowmobiles. You may regularly rent snowmobiles from the company by the hour or for multi-day use. Guided tours are offered on the weekends.

Snowmobile Trails

New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation maintains and patrols a network of snowmobiling trails throughout the state. Over 7,000 miles of snowmobile trails are available in the state. Some of the more popular trails in New Hampshire include those as Pisgah State Park, Franconia Notch State Park and Lake Francis State Park. The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association provides a downloadable map of trails and snowmobile parking areas organized by county. Speed limits are posted on all of the trails to ensure your safety and the safety of other snowmobilers. The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation also regularly updates weather conditions on trails throughout the state so you can ensure conditions are right for snowmobiling before you head out. Most trails in the state open on December 15th.

Snowmobile Clubs

If you enjoy regular snowmobiling, you may want to join one of New Hampshire’s snowmobiling clubs to help you discover some of New Hampshire’s best trails and connect with other snowmobilers. Over 115 snow mobile clubs are offered throughout New Hampshire.

Southern New Hampshire Trailblazers offers club for those near Barrington. This club holds regular snowmobile safety classes and riding events around the Southern New Hampshire area. In addition to weekend trips and other snowmobile outings, the club works to maintain the trails in the area and holds regular swap meets for snowmobilers to trade their parts.

The New Hampshire Sno-Shakers Snowmobile Club maintains 134 miles of private trails. Members of the club reside in Loudon and Canterbury and spend time engaged in meetings, social events and snowmobiling outings. A special lodge offers members of the club with a place to relax and enjoy time with fellow snowmobilers.

If these snowmobile clubs are not in your area, the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association provides a searchable list of snowmobile clubs through its website. Clubs are organized by county or city to make it easy to find a group of snowmobilers to join near you.

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