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New York snow joy: Who will share $4.2 million this winter

Staff Writer |
$4.2 million is designated for snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming across New York State.

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The weekend of January 25-27 is designated as a free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers.

During this promotional weekend, the requirement to register in New York is waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,400 miles of snowmobile trails.

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 trail grants support 10,400 miles of designated trails across the state for snowmobilers to safely enjoy.

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.

The following is a breakdown of awards by county:

Capital Region
Albany $12,984
Greene $3,312
Rensselaer $40,452
Saratoga $56,784
Schenectady $6,684
Warre $69,240
Washington $110,520
Total: $299,976

Central New York
Cortland $96,252
Madison $148,860
Onondaga $93,240
Oswego $229,464
Cayuga $107,196
Total: $675,012

Finger Lakes
Genesee $72,576
Livingston $18,144
Monroe $37,584
Ontario $31,032
Orleans $42,336
Seneca $7,896
Wayne $64,512
Wyoming $146,376
Total: $420,456

Mid-Hudson Region
Delaware $103,200
Total: $103,200

Mohawk Valley
Fulton $61,932
Herkimer $191,592
Montgomery $65,052
Oneida $281,376
Otsego $121,668
Schoharie $66,696
Total: $788,316

North Country
Clinton $102,060
Essex $50,232
Franklin $81,864
Hamilton $175,536
Jefferson $69,612
Lewis $283,920
St. Lawrence $192,816
Total: $956,040

Southern Tier
Broome $38,976
Chenango $105,852
Schuyler $24,588
Steuben $42,084
Tioga $52,512
Tompkins $32,352
Total: $296,364

Western New York
Allegany $111,348
Cattaraugus $153,204
Chautauqua $229,176
Erie $186,096
Niagara $21,840
Total: $701,664

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