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Hey everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the snow! I am looking to do some rides on my pugsley again. Apparently bikes don't work well with snow up to the bottom bracket. I need to find some snowmobile trails to ride on. Does anyone know of any that are in central/north central CT? The only one I've found is at People's state forest in Barkhamsted. All the others are in eastern or western CT. Thanks for your help!

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Hey everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the snow! I am looking to do some rides on my pugsley again. Apparently bikes don't work well with snow up to the bottom bracket. I need to find some snowmobile trails to ride on. Does anyone know of any that are in central/north central CT? The only one I've found is at People's state forest in Barkhamsted. All the others are in eastern or western CT. Thanks for your help!

Chris
What about Thomaston Dam? I believe there are a bunch ATV trails there that I would imagine are probably used for Snowmobiling.
 

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Shenipsit/Soapstone.

The snowmachines don't typically go onto the singletrack, however they pack the fireroads and dirt roads down pretty good over at the Snip. I'm riding tomorrow morning, still up in the air over doing the long drive to Arcadia (not sure of the conditions down there) or heading over to the Snip for some boring fireroad riding. Also if you stay around the base of the mountain, there are typically a lot of hikers/skiers/snowshoers who will pack those lower trails down. I'm hoping the melt today and freeze tonight will firm things up.

Bigelow is also a favorite spot for snowmobiles - try out the Breakneck Pond loop.

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Bigelow is also a favorite spot for snowmobiles - try out the Breakneck Pond loop. John[/QUOTE said:
when its dry, as in no snow?
The road around Breakneck gets a lot of snowmobile traffic, I would expect it would be a good ride, with some HAB and some water to avoid) after this weekend.

We did a road ride on the HTs today around Ashford/Mansfield. Its really the first time I've ever gone on a "real" road ride, it was fun and I felt like I got a good workout after two hours of spinning.

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State forests

The many state forests around the state usually see heavy 4x4 use. I find them to be a good alternative to street. Some rail trails still see enough pedestrian traffic to keep things packed also. The tire tracks and trying to stay in them at speed also adds a level of challenge to the ride and another added bonus is you don't have to worry about some turd running you down on the street.
 

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i dont know about conn but mass has an association with many trails, but if you want real good riding ckeck out Vt, vast (vermont association of snow travelers) on vast trails you can unload in bennington county so. vt an ride all the vay to the conadian border. if vt does not have snow try old forge ny, it is a haul but it is the snowmobile capital of the east. in old forge you can ride from your motel room to the door of any resterant or buisness within a 35 mile radius. all of these areas have websites, good luck and ride on (both on bike and sled)
 
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