A popular snowmobiling route located in one of the prime snowmobiling areas of Upstate New York was slated to be closed this winter, due in part to hard feelings between the property owner and the town of Redfield in Oswego County.
Things have changed. State Sen. Patty Ritchie announced today that snowmobilers will now be able to use the route this winter after Ritchie and state Assemblymen Will Barclay intervened in the controversary.
The area that was to be shut off contained about 20 acres of trails that essentially amount to the southwestern gateway to the Tug Hill Region. The Tug Hill is popular with snowmobilers across the state and beyond because it gets more snow than any other part of New York. Sledders use the trail as a main route to ride back and forth between northeastern Oswego County and neighboring Lewis County.