In a state where
between sixty and two hundred inches of snow can fall on
average each year, snowmobiling plays a big part of the winter
recreation scene. There is no better way to explore deep into the
woods and find spots you otherwise would have missed if forced to
stay within the bounds of a days hike, or an hours drive.
are around six thousand miles of snowmobiling trails for you to
choose from, most of which are actively
maintained by the states army of volunteers and clubs. In an
average winter, the riding season around Lake Winnipesaukee can
last as few as six
and as many as eleven weeks in length.
Winnipesaukee usually freezes by mid January, and the snowmobiles
usually take to the ice shortly thereafter. Some years the ice
conditions can make for smooth riding, but always be on the
lookout for gaps, pressure ridges and other hazards; particularity
later in the season. Please note that skimming over open water is
illegal in New Hampshire.