Growing up in northern New York State, we always had a snowmobile. Not shiny new sleds, but old and very-used machines. In an area where winter seems to go on forever, a snowmobile was a great source of recreation.
We just putted around on our dad's farmland. Most people we knew had one, but like us, they just rode around locally.
Today, New York State boasts over 8,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Groomed trails criss-cross the state, running through state parks, beautiful wilderness areas and a patchwork of private and public land. Plus, NYS is just lucky enough to get lots of snow. The Tug Hill Plateau receives 200-300 inches a year, while the rest of the state gets a fair share, too.
Besides an abundance of snow and trails, New York also has many tools to aid snowmobilers. One of the most interesting is the NOAA Current Snow Depth page. If you'd rather see the trails, Snowmobile New York has a list of cams, and there is also a list of places to rent snowmobiles.
The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has a handy New York State Snowmobiler's Guide. You will find lots of information at the NY Snowmobile Trails website, including iPhone and android apps, and an interactive trail map.
Finally, the I Love NY site is a great source for where to stay and eat while on your snowmobile trip.
Snowmobilers love NY. With plenty of snow, beautiful scenery and miles of trails - what's not to love?