In addition to the upgrades, New York's annual free snowmobiling weekend is set for late January.

Governor Cuomo's office has announced that New York State will be getting $4.2 million for snowmobile trail maintenance, grooming and trail upgrades that will be divided across eight of the state's regions.

Locally, the Mohawk Valley will see more than $780,000 for the counties of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego ad Schohaire, the second most of all the regions.

It was also announced that the weekend of January 25-27 will be free Snowmobiling weekend in New York for all out of state and Canadian riders. The registration requirements will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore the 10,000 + miles of snowmobile trails in NY.

The Governors office says the recognize the attraction of snowmobiling in New York and they want to make it easier for tourists to bring and spend their money right here.

New York State is providing $4.2 million for snowmobile trail maintenance to local communities in New York this winter, a five percent increase from last year.

The local grants program is funded by snowmobile registration fees collected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and deposited into the Snowmobile Trail Development and Maintenance Fund. County and municipal governments distribute the grants to about 230 snowmobile clubs across the state, which in turn groom and maintain the trails.

Now all we need is a ton of snow!


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