THE ELLERY SNO CRUISERS' BRIDGE
Simply post pics of you, your sled and each of five bridges found on either the western or eastern branch. No need to ride the entire route. Feel free to customize, and substitute a "Wildcard" bridge for any one of the five! Once your five pics are posted, your Winner's Decal is on it's way!
Linger long at each location - this is not a race, but a reason to discover trails never ridden! Attend a nearby club event while there. Clubs can now post events on the map - they also show up on the NY Snowmobile Phone App (now free!) It does not require cell phone service, includes turn-by-turn navigation, and has both routes on it! GPS map overlays can be purchased, too. Both routes are also found on our interactive map, by clicking on PUBLIC ROUTES. How-to videos available.
President - Tim Ode
Chautauqua County Trails Hotline- 1.800.242.4569
Club Info: www.ellerysno-cruisers.com
For up-to-date TWEETS on TRAIL CONDITIONS, click here.
The Ellery Sno-Cruisers was incorporated in early 1994 as a club dedicated to building and maintaining snowmobile trails in Chautauqua County. With the gracious cooperation of our landowners, we have managed to build approximately 70 miles of trails in the heart of Chautauqua County. Our trails run through four townships (Ellery, Ellicott, Gerry and Stockton), connect three state parks/forest, and also connect trails maintained by three other local snowmobile clubs.
We are a volunteer organization and recently received status as a 501C3-Not for Profit Organization. Each of our participating members gives of his or her time freely in order to keep up the clubs day to day operation. Last year our memberships exceeded 600. Our members come from several states throughout the country. Each loves to Snowmobile and spend time with thier families here in western New York, where the snowfall totals can easily exceed 200 inches per season.
We certainly hope you enjoy your experience on our trail system, and do consider becoming a member of the Ellery Sno-Cruisers.
We are always looking for new members to help support our cause.
Area clubs rely on annual membership dues in order to properly maintain trail systems, and visitors to the area are welcome and encouraged to join. Contact us to purchase a county-wide trail map or to support efforts to improve snowmobiling conditions for your next snowmobiling trip.
All New York State residents and non-residents must register their sleds in New York to ride in New York. You can register by mail or at any Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Office throughout the state, but the fastest way to get on the trails is to register through a local office. In Chautauqua County, the Mayville DMV office is located at 7 North Erie Street, Mayville, NY 14757. The phone number is 716-753-4229. You can fax a completed form with required identification to 716-753-4521, or mail with a check to the Chautauqua County Clerk, Department of Motor Vehicles at the North Erie Street address.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY CLUBS
Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, www.chautauquasnow.com, 716-753-2924
Cherry Creek Sno-goers, www.cherrycreeksnogoers.com
Ellery Sno Cruisers, www.ellerysno-cruisers.com, 716-386-5416
Lake Effect Trailbreakers, www.trailbreakers.com
Sunset Drifters, www.sunsetdrifters.net, 716-934-3033
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Further info for planning your adventure!
The Ellery Sno-Cruisers' Covered Bridge is located on Trail C4E, on Lewis Rd., between East Lake Road and Casselman Rd., Bemus Pt., NY 14712
Trail Access / Parking: Click Here.
Web Cams: Click Here.
Further info about local Chautauqua clubs: Click here.
Click here to access information. Before you jump on your sled, be sure to grab your cell phone as it may help you learn something new about our particularly unique geographical region. This season local clubs will feature an interactive, self-guided cell phone tour created and maintained by us at RTPI. Thirty tour stops, indicated by signs like the one below, have been scattered across the 450+ mile trail system, forming multiple tour loops to choose from when planning a ride. Anyone hiking, walking, skiing, or running on the winter trails can enjoy this tour regardless of snowmobiler status. Each stop will feature fascinating information related to the natural history of the area or to a historical happening.
The tour will also feature local businesses that are near each individual stop, allowing riders access to business hours and other helpful information. You’ll be able to access the audio recording for each location with any type of cell phone. Smartphone users will have access to mobile web information containing pictures and video related to every stop
How do you access the tour? On any cell phone you can dial the number provided on the sign and enter the stop number when prompted. Smartphone users can scan the QR code* on the sign and your mobile web browser will bring you to the tour webpage. Here you may access the audio files, pictures and/or video included for the stop. The tour is free** for all cell phone users.
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