FROM THE PRESIDENTS DESK:
***THIS WEEKEND*** SLED DOG RACES***
EARLY WEEKEND UPDATE: 6 to 9 inches of fluffy snow fell on our trail system. This snow fell over a very hard icy base or over bare ground in places. We will be out tomorrow trying to pack it. The railbed (Corridor 19 ) Does not have enough snow to put a groomer on yet. Ride it very carefully as the steel is right there. We know you are all itchy to get out there, please though ride carefully and enjoy.
Members and friends,
I hope the following information helps in getting around on our trails due to a section of trail that has been closed.
First, there are no changes to Corridor 19 north and south.
Next, you can park at Canoe King or White Lake State Park and still ride west on Trail #220 (Bowles Trail) for approximately 4 miles, out to where the trail is posted “CLOSED”. At this point there is a large turn-around. Please DO NOT go beyond that closed point. You will still be able to go to Barton’s Motor Sports from Trail Junction #2.
To access trails beyond the closure, you will have to go to Wonalancet where there will be two parking areas on Rte. 113A going to Wonalancet. The snowmobile trail crosses 113A two times and the first parking will be at the second crossing where there is room for 4 trailers. The second area is about 2 miles beyond and will be just around the corner from the little white church on the right side in a large field with plenty of room. We will keep both areas plowed, and we will have signs out for parking. Both parking areas are right on the trail. All trails from Junction #3 on the OVSC map and beyond will be opened to ride to: the Fire Tower, Wonalancet, and trails to Sandwich. Please keep in mind that no gasoline or food is available in this area or in Sandwich. At junction #3 you will come to the other end of the trail that is closed. Please DO NOT go beyond that point.
We will do our best to keep all trails groomed. As with any trail closure, we are working hard to find a way around this problem.
Thank you for your understanding and patience,
Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club is dedicated to the preservation and protection of our forest lands. We believe the sharing and education of the environment is the best way to keep the public interested and aware of the issues concerning our forest lands. We welcome all those who wish to enjoy the outdoor environment of the Ossipee Valley.
The Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club maintains trails in the Ossipee, Effingham, Tamworth, Albany, Wonalancet, Conway (Corridor 19) and Whiteface Intervale areas of New Hampshire. The OVSC trail system travels across Rte 16 from White Lake State Park (at Canoe King) to the North and South on Corridor 19. South on 19 to Ossipee Lake and Effingham and continuing to Polly’s Crossing thru Ossipee Village on the historic rail bed and connects to the Seven Lakes SMC area to the South and the Wolfeboro club trails to the West. To the North on Corridor 19 to the intersection with the Scrub Oak Scramblers System to Freedom, Madison and points East. Continuing North on 19 to Conway and the Kancamaugus Highway and the Mountain Meadows Riders Trails.
When you go West out of WHITE LAKE SP you’ll be accessing our trails at the foot of Mt Chocorua, Paugus and Whiteface in the WHITE MTN NAT’L FOREST, HEMENWAY STATE FOREST, BIG PINE NATURAL AREA and trails thru Wonalancet and Tamworth leading to the Whiteface Intervale and Sandwich Intervale and beyond to Sandwich Notch and the Sandwich Sidehillers area.
You will see many miles of trails with beautiful views, frozen lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, hilltop lookouts and deep woods riding.
OVSC also maintains local services trails. At the south end of Ossipee Lake Rte 25 commerce is served by our system in Effingham. In the West Ossipee area OVSC maintains the trails servicing businesses along Rte 16 and Rte 25 which also gain access to the Castle Trail.
Remember that the OVSC TRAIL SYSTEM is multi use. These trails include State Corridor 19 and trails connecting to other club systems along it’s length. Also the WMNF, HEMENWAY STATE FOREST and BIG PINE NATURAL AREA as well as land generously given permission to maintain and ride on by private landowners for winter recreation and are all multi use also.
WINTER RECREATION INCLUDES: HIKING, SNOWSHOEING, SLED DOG RACING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING as well as SNOWMOBILING. BEWARE OF FELLOW USERS OF THE TRAIL SYSTEM AND RESPECT THE RULES OF TRAIL USE!