CONCORD — The snow is accumulating in parts of the Granite State, which means it’s time for snowmobile enthusiasts nationwide to start planning for New Hampshire’s Open Snowmobile Registration weekend. From Fri., March 6 through Sun., March 8, riders from throughout New England, as well as those from all around the U.S. and Canada, will have the opportunity to explore the over 7,000 miles of picturesque trails New Hampshire has to offer.
During the three-day Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend, sleds legally registered to ride in other states and provinces will be able to operate on New Hampshire’s trails. All New Hampshire laws and regulations regarding the operation of snowmobiles will be enforced including speed limits, carrying signed landowner permission letters, compliant exhaust systems relative to noise and decibel levels, and youth operation standards.
“This weekend is one of the highlights of the winter for many resident and non-resident riders,” said Captain Michael Eastman, who coordinates Snowmobile and Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle enforcement, registration, and safety education for the New Hampshire Fish and Games Department’s Law Enforcement Division. “It’s a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to explore some of the most beautiful parts of the state that can be most easily accessed by snowmobile in the winter.”
Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend will happen annually each March, and New Hampshire resident snowmobile enthusiasts should look to other New England states and Canadian provinces for similar Open Snowmobile Registration Weekends in January and February of 2020.
2020’s Open Snowmobile Registration Weekend coincides with the yearly GoNorth Snofest, formerly known as NH SnoDeo. For more information on this popular event, visit the North Country Chamber of Commerce at www.chamberofthenorthcountry.com.
For information on snowmobiling, including rules and regulations in New Hampshire, visit www.ride.nh.gov. Learn more about New Hampshire’s extensive trail system at www.nhtrails.org. Become familiar with local snowmobile clubs and services at www.nhsa.com.