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-- All Trails Are CLOSED --

Seasonal Snowfall Totals,   thru 03-26-14
from WIXT CH 9, Syracuse
Weather Outlook:
April 1 thru April 7, 2014
from WIXT CH 9, Syracuse
NOTE: Tug Hill temps can be much colder, easily 10 degrees colder at times.

All Trails Are CLOSED!!



CLICK HERE for Winter Weather Forecast (Accuweather.com)

CLICK HERE for Camden Weather Forecast (The Weather Channel)

CLICK HERE for a live WebCam in Camden, NY

CLICK HERE for Tug Hill Web Cams

CLICK HERE for TUG HILL ADDICT'S (aka THA) trail report (Sledtug)

CLICK HERE for 'www.SnowmobileAmerica.com'

CLICK HERE for 'www.TrailConditions.com'

CLICK HERE for Jimapco Trail Map


FINAL UPDATE: 2013-2014 Season . . .

Tuesday, April 1, 2014      

Thanks to all our members who helped to make this a very successful and safe season.  Special thanks goes to all of our LANDOWNERS without whom we would not have a trail system.  Several landowners have been exceptionally understanding and cooperative as we try to solve the problem of renegade sledders.  Remember the key word "system".  
It's a "Trail System" and the loss of any one landowner destroys the system.  

So let's all make a "New Season's Resolution" to stay on the trail, keep it quiet in neighborhoods, go easy on the throttle in fields and yards when there is no base, carry out our garbage and our broken parts and just be good snowmobile citizens. 

Thanks for joining T.C. Riders and if you are not a member, we'd love to have you
join for the 2014-2015 season!


NORTH SECTION (north of the powerline and 46 Corners area)

Trails closed.


SOUTH SECTION (south of the powerline and Camden area)

Trails closed.




Thanks for . . .

Staying sober!  Staying right!  Slowing down!
We hope you enjoyed the "T.C. Riders Experience!"

Now polish the motorcycle and have a safe summer  . .  .
Ted




NOTE:  The 46 Corners area usually offers pretty good early & late season riding.   From Hanifin Corners [aka Mohawk Containers] it is a straight shot to Swancott Mill and Highmarket.   For those not familiar with Hanifin Corners, here's the map to help get you there.   Park on the side of the road as indicated by the blue line & stay away from the corner.



Directions to Snowmobile Trailer Parking Area at Camden DPW: 
Arriving in Camden via:
NY69 from the east (Rome), turn left on 3rd St. (by churches)
NY69 from the west (Parish), go thru traffic light, turn right on 3rd St.
NY13 from the north (Pulaski), turn left on Mechanic St. (by Pizza Plus)
NY13 from the south (Canastota), turn right on Mechanic St.

At the bottom of the hill is the DPW Garage.  To the left of the building is a driveway leading to the parking area.  If the driveway to the left of the building is blocked, go to the right of the building.  Please avoid parking immediately behind the DPW building unless the snowmobile trailer parking area is full. 



NOTE: This parking area is lighted and police patrolled. 

Directions to Downtown Area from the snowmobile trail:
Go thru the DPW parking area, proceed behind the DPW building, then straight up Mechanic St. shown on the right side of the picture (pizza & two gas stations available) -or-

For "off-street" snowmobile parking, turn right on 3rd St. in front of the DPW building, then left on Miner Ave.  Just before the traffic light, turn right into the village parking lot.  Most businesses have access using their back doors to the parking lot. 

For a map of Camden, click here.
  Type Camden, NY into the "Search Maps" line.  Then zoom in for street names.



Camden - Williamstown Corridor Trail C-4M

Click Here for C-4M story in pictures.

This new trail makes the Village of Camden accessible to many more riders and changes the traffic flow on our entire system.  Follow the signs to Downtown Camden.   Good places to eat.   Plenty of choices for fuel.   Ride right to the back of the Main Street retail stores and the ATM. 

Coming from Williamstown on C-4M, there are two ways to get to Downtown Camden:  

The shorter way (about 1.4 miles) is to cross Mill St. and follow the edge of Liberty St., turn left on Railroad St., cross NY 13 (Sunoco gas station will be across NY 13 just to the left) , turn right to pass in front of the Elementary School (do NOT use the school driveway), join Empey Ave., then immediately turn right onto 2nd St., cross Church St. (NY 69), turn right on South Park St. and that puts you at the parking lot for Main St.   The downside to this route is the amount of street riding. 
(Trails as shown on these maps are only approximate - not GPS data.)



The longer way (about 8.5 miles) is via C-4M, C-4i, & S-46B.  Turn left on Mill St., then left on the old railroad bed,  follow C-4M to the junction of C-4i on Jones Rd., turn right up the hill, then follow C-4i to S-46B (JCT#122). Follow S-46B to Camden DPW, then via local streets
to downtown. 



If you have any suggestions for trail improvement, use the e-mail link on this website.  And, if you have any compliments or complaints, send those along as well.




Camden - Williamstown Trail

Here's how to get there:     Use main corridor C-4i from Taberg or from 46 Corners.   Just north of Camden on C-4i is JCT 121 (old designation) on Jones Road - that's the beginning of C-4M (previously S-46).  It's approx 11 miles from (old) JCT121 to Westdale, Then another 5 miles to Williamstown via the old railroad bed.   There is one section of road to run (Curtiss) that is about 1 mile.  We are working with landowners to eliminate it, but right now that's the way it is.




Village of Camden - Snowmobile Friendly!



The bridge in Johnson Park (pictured above) provides access to downtown Camden via Secondary Trail S-46B (connect from Corridor Trails C-4i & C-4M).  Snowmobile Trailer parking is available behind the Camden DPW garage and sleds have corridor trail access over this bridge.  Camden is a "snowmobile friendly" village - the only downtown area on Tug Hill accessible from the NYS Corridor Trails.  All village streets are open to snowmobile traffic with the exception of NY Routes 13 & 69.  We can keep the streets open by riding slowly and carefully in the village, yielding the right-of-way to all traffic and pedestrians.  It is very important to limit noise - all village areas are very noise sensitive.  Let's not loose this valuable downtown resource through careless speed and noise. 




A NOTE ON NOISE  .   .  .    If any of us had to name just one threat to our trail system, we probably could agree it would be NOISE.  Sleds have gotten quiet in recent years, unless the exhaust is modified for performance which usually means more noise.  Law enforcement is writing tickets for modified exhaust.  Many spots on our trail system are "Noise Sensitive."  Unfortunately, if the landowners close the trail at any of those points, we probably could not work out a re-route.  It does not take real brains to figure out where noise is a problem.  If you are in a residential area, then noise is a real problem.  And keep in mind that a loud exhaust is heard for great distance so just because it seems rural, we know you are there. 



NWS SNOW MAPS 

The National Weather Service (NWS) "Snow Information" page for the Northeast Region has links to numerous maps of interest.  For the serious sledder planning a snowmobiling trip in the northeast, these snow maps may be helpful.  Check out the additional links at the bottom of the "Snow Information" page :

NWS Snow Maps

NWS Montague Radar (Tug Hill Region)

24 Hour Snow Depth Change

(Be sure to select today's date and then click on "Redraw Map."   It appears that this map is not updated every 24 hours, so it may default to the last revised date.)  On this map it is easy to see the Increase/Decrease in snow cover.

There are a lot of options on this map.  There is a drop-down list called "Select Physical Element" right under the Redraw Map button.  There's enough stuff on the list to keep you busy for days.

For those of us who rabidly follow the weather and look for any information that might help predict future snow potential, this next link might help. After all, without "Lake Effect" the Tug Hill might not have much snow - it seems most major storm systems track south or east.

Lake Ontario Surface Temp


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TRAIL COMMENTS & UPDATES
    .  .  .  for 2013 - 2014 Season.
ETHANOL-FREE GAS
No-Corn-Gas (91 octane) is available in Camden @ FASTRAC (chk the Camden webcam). All grades of No-Corn-Gas are available @ SAV-ON at the intersection of NY Rts 13 & 31 (south of Sylvan Beach).

NEW CORRIDOR TRAIL (C-4M) - CAMDEN TO WILLIAMSTOWN
Still no luck with a trail section to avoid Curtis Rd, so we will be on Curtis Rd for about a mile again this season.  Negotiations continue to build a trail section that avoids the road.   Meantime, we'll try hard to make the shoulder a pretty good ride.

WOLCOTT HILL ROAD
This road crossing is a very sensitive residential area and actually uses the neighbors’ yards.   Stay in the corridor and be alert for children playing in the yards. SLOW and QUIET in this area, please

TRAIL FROM THE LEGION to THE GRAPE 'n' GROG
This trail (S-46B) crosses NY Rte 69 to the Grape 'n' Grog.  This is a VERY busy highway!  The bridge in Johnson Park connects this trail (S-46B) to the Camden DPW lot which is open for trailer parking.  All village streets (EXCEPT State highways!) are open to snowmobiles making "Downtown Camden" snowmobile accessible .   Please ride responsibly. 

HANIFIN CORNERS (MOHAWK CONTAINERS)
When parking at Hanifin Corners (this is 1 mile south of 46 Corners), be sure to obey the "No Parking Here to Corner" advisory signs.   Law Enforcement has issued tickets for parking beyond these signs.   Please, as always, honor the "No Snowmobiles" signs in the neighbors' yards.  If there are no signs, please stay out of the yards anyway. 

THOMSON CORNERS ROAD CROSSING
This is a VERY noise-sensitive area.  Residents at the crossing ask that sleds not park at the crossing and engage in loud conversation or leave motors running.  Noise is the leading complaint against our sport.  Let's not lose a trail for something that is entirely avoidable.

FLORENCE - OSCEOLA ROAD
Absolutely and without exceptions or lame excuses, Respect "NO SNOWMOBILES" and "STAY ON TRAIL" signs.   Failure to comply will result in loss of the trail.  This would be BAD NEWS!  Sleds would have to use the highway to connect to the Redfield trail.  It is not certain that Oneida County would open the highway for snowmobiles to connect to the trail. 

OTTER'S NOOK / OTTER'S LIMITS
(formerly RESERVOIR INN) - Redfield.

The big news, other than lodging (NOOK) and food (LIMITS) is the availability of gas, 24/7, when using a credit card.   

T.C. Riders Snowmobile Club
We take this opportunity to say “Thank you” to all of our members.   T.C. Riders is committed to maintaining for our members and guests the best trail system in NYS.   We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Use the convenient e-mail link at the top of each web page.


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Where to Buy Trail Guides

NOTE: Trail Guide for the '13-'14 season
will be availble before Christmas.


 
    Camden
  • Avicolli's Pizza - 78 Main St.

  • B & K Auto Body - 55 Harden Blvd.

  • Byrne Dairy - 16 Main St.
  • American Legion/Arthur S. Moran Post No. 66

  • Camden Collision - Rt. 13 south

  • Carpenter’s Paint & Hardware - Main St.

  • Carquest Auto Parts - Rt. 13 south

  • CampFitters - 23 Main St.
  • Christmas & Associates - 23 Main St.

  • Country Store - Main St.

  • Donnie Zee's Sales - 24 Harden Blvd.

  • Eastern Shore Associates - Main St.

  • Ellis Insurance Agency - Main St.

  • Fenton Ford - Rt 69 South

  • Grape ‘n’ Grog

  • Hill Insurance Agency - Main St.

  • J.D.Plumley, Land Surveying - Main St.

  • Joe's Chevron - Rt. 13 south

  • JLS Contracting, Inc. - Wolcott Hill Rd.

  • Kirch Hardware - Main St.

  • Liberty Fuels - Liberty St.

  • Liberty Lanes Bowling Resort - Mill St.

  • The Loiacono Firm - Main St.

  • Mad River Realty - Main St.

  • McDonald's - Oswego St.

  • Pizza Plus - 5 Main St.

  • R.A. Wilkes Real Estate - Mexico St.

  • Roughing It Smoothly - 2856 Moran Post Rd.

  • Spink Lumber - Wolcott Hill Rd.

  • Subway - 13 Main St.

  • The Station - Oswego St.

    Florence
  • Florence Hotel - Downtown Florence

    McConnellsville
  • Accent Accommodations - 3041 Powell Rd.

  • T.W. Houseman Excavating

    Osceola
  • Osceola Hotel - Downtown Osceola
  • Osceola Outpost - Downtown Osceola
    Redfield
  • Redfield Cheese Factory - 363 County Rte. 39
  • Otter Limits (formerly Reservoir Inn) - 5010 County Rte. 17
    Rome
  • KDK Sports – NY Rt. 69
  • Cycle Shack - 1205 Erie Blvd. West
  • Schoff Polaris - Elmer Hill Rd.
  • The Loiacono Firm - 301 N.Washington St.

    Stokes
  • Mikes Cycle and Sport Shop - NY Rt. 26
    Lee Center
  • Gone Coastal - 5345 Lee Center-Taberg Rd.
    Sylvan Beach
  • Kirch's Three Pines Marina - Lake Shore Dr. North
    Williamstown
  • Buck's Family Restaurant - 469 NY Rt. 13
    West Monroe
  • Fox's Discount Parts - 7988 State Route 49

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Rules of the Trail 

NYS law requires all snowmobiles to yield the right-of-way to the groomer.

When overtaking the groomer from behind, always wait for the groomer to stop before you pass.
 
If you encounter hazardous trail conditions, flag down the groomer and advise the groomer operator, or . . .
You can report trail conditions/hazards to:

Ted Gay: 315-271-7818 or tedgay@twcny.rr.com

John Seward: 315-335-2559 or jseward736@yahoo.com.

Trail comments, suggestions, and advisories
are always welcome.

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Trailer Parking Sites

(1) Camden DPW Garage, Corner of 3rd & Mechanic Street **
(2) American Legion, Moran Post Road, Camden ***
(3) Grape 'n' Grog, NY Rte 69 (east), Camden    -weekdays only!!
(4) Florence Hotel, Downtown Florence.

** NOTE:  Parking at the Camden DPW has direct trail access to
                  Corridors 4i & 4M via the bridge in Johnson Park.
*** NOTE:  Park behind the Legion toward the rear, but be careful not to block
                  the snowmobile trail.


These businesses plow the parking lots at their own expense.  Help keep this critical service to our sport by supporting the business where you park.

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