New England Is One Of The Best Regions For Snowmobiling
In preparation for winter, Outdoors recently shared the ten best places in the country for snowmobiling, and a few New England states were featured on their list.
“There is perhaps no thrill greater than climbing aboard a snowmobile and hearing that engine turn over waiting for you to hit the throttle,” they said. Snowmobiling is one of the most unique (and thrilling) ways to cruise through powder-covered hills or frozen fields. It combines the fun of an extreme sport with the intake of nature.
As you would expect, states in the northern and northwestern parts of the country were highlighted frequently by Outdoors as great areas for snowmobiling. However, New England fared quite well among the trails in Idaho, Montana, Colorado, and Upper Peninsular of Michigan.
New Hampshire and Maine Are Great For Snowmobiling
In fact, New Hampshire has more miles of snowmobiling trails than most of the other states named. There are over 7,000 miles of trails to cruise along, according to Outdoors. Furthermore, “the vast network of trails in New Hampshire also link to trails in neighboring states, including Maine,” they said.
Moving north, the Katahdin Region in Maine is specifically called out for it being the most northern part of New England that is great for snowmobiling. The name Katahdin means “The Greatest Mountain,” according to Maine Escapes. They also detail how snowmobiling has long been popular in this area of Maine. The Interstate Trail System can actually bring you snowmobiling right into Canada.
Polaris recently unveiled its snowmobile lineup for 2024. It includes “mountain, crossover, trail, sport utility, and wide track sleds.” Their lineup this year includes top-of-the-line vehicles that can brave any condition. Polaris currently has 12 dealerships in New Hampshire and 18 in Maine. Though they don’t currently offer this snowmobiling experience in New England, Polaris does have guided tours out west. However, the New England Outdoor Center does provide options for snowmobile excursions in New England.