North Country of NH is the “snowmobiling capital of New England”

Snowmobiling the North Country

By Tom Richardson; Photography by Tom Richardson

The North Country of New Hampshire proudly touts itself as the “snowmobiling capital of New England,” drawing thousands of riders each winter. The region boasts more than 700 miles of snowmobile trails that weave through the hills and forests. Each night, the trails are groomed by local clubs, who also maintain warming huts. Thanks to the support of local communities, North Country snowmobilers enjoy convenient access to restaurants, stores, gas stations and, in many cases, even their cabins. There’s really no need for a car or truck once you arrive!

The North Country’s network of snowmobile trails also connects to those in Vermont and Maine, allowing visitors to snowmobile for days at a time without riding the same trail twice. However, be aware that snowmobile registrations must be secured for each state visited.

If you don’t own a snowmobile, no problem. Many places, including Bear Rock Adventures, Tall Timber Lodge, Lopstick Lodge and Let’s Ride Rentals, offer snowmobile and gear rentals.They’ll also show you how to safely operate one of these machines, and provide you with trail maps and safety equipment. Guided trips are also available.