About Us

Welcome to the home of the Lehigh Valley Snow Riders snowmobile club of Ontario County in Western New York. We’re glad you stopped by!

We meet the last Wednesday of each month, from September through April, at 7:00pm at:

Buffalo Bills Resturaunt
19 Main Street
Shortsville, NY 14548
(585) 289-4104

http://www.buffalobill.biz/

LVSR’s Three Year Plan

Three Year Snowmobile Plan: 2017-2020
2017-2020 Phase II Information
Ontario County, NY

LEHIGH VALLEY SNOW RIDERS
2017-2020

Lehigh Valley Snow Riders, Inc.

Introduction

The LVSR plans no new initiatives for the 2017-2020 Three Year Plan. The club will keep working on the plan items as laid out in the previous three year plan.

LVSR-3 Corridor “Rushville Trail”

We will continue signing our Local, eight mile extension, of the LVSR trail system connecting the southern end of LVSR S-43A to the Village of Rushville and the Yates County line. As all landowner permissions have been acquired we will be summiting this extension of the S-43A trail in our next Phase 1 application. LVSR has used environmental information provided by the Ontario County Planning Department and other state agencies to route the trail in a manner that eliminates or minimizes any impacts.
This extension links riders to the services provided in the Village of Penn Yan via connecting to the Yates County club trails. This extension is very significant since it completes a loop around Ontario and Yates counties via the Yates County club trails and the HVR S-44 trails in Naples. Completion of this loop is a major tourism destination for riders who can experience the varied terrain and multiple attractions located in and throughout Ontario and Yates Counties. LVSR worked closely with snowmobile clubs in Yates County on this project.
This extension is now a club trail with all landowner permissions. The development of this trail was needed to address serious safety issues. LVSR took this project on, in part, to maintain and sign a heavily used renegade trail that was the location of a tragic fatal accident in early 2011. The road crossing was not marked and the rider, a teenage girl, didn’t realize there was a highway crossing and collided with a vehicle. LVSR has a great desire to provide a safe trail system for snowmobilers of all ages to enjoy the sport.

Concept Planning for Major Eastern Corridor Trail Expansion

LVSR is in the initial stages of planning for the expansion of the trail network through the Towns of Phelps, Seneca and Geneva to connect with the Seneca Sledders trail system in Seneca County. The club will work with the localities and landowners to identify alternative routes. While this expansion is still being pursued, it is going to be a major hurdle to access a crossing over the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

What types of development activities will be accomplished that increase safety, promote tourism, and improve local riding awareness?

Educational Programs, Training, and Outreach
LVSR intends to conduct an annual educational program and outreach programs including:
• At least one snowmobile safety course every year.
• Seasonal reader, safety, ads in local newspapers promoting safe trail use and expressing landowner appreciation
LVSR tries to have several members take STEP courses every year and encourage expanded participation to help improve our overall signage.

What is the level of access to the trail system? Where is there parking, can it accommodate expected volume,and are there comfort facilities nearby?

There is parking at several area businesses for snowmobilers to use. These include (S43)-Brother’s Still and Grill on Route 96, (C4)-The Countryside Restaurant and Plaza in Clifton Springs, (S43A)-Shananigans Bar & Grill on 5 & 20, and Eric’s Office(Limited spaces) and Mumerow’s Paint & Collision Shop(Limited spaces) in Canandaigua. Parking is also available at the (S45)-Finger Lakes Race Track’s northeast parking area, Farmington.
Most all of these establishments offer food and drink and comfort facilities.
LVSR will again be using the (S45)-Manchester-Shortsville Central School District parking lot (Non School Days only) on State Route 21 in Shortsville, located across the street from the Mobile Express, offering Gas, Food, Drink, & Comfort facilities.

Which trails are being considered for upgrading to accommodate larger grooming equipment or to eliminate hazardous segments and provide a safer riding experience?

All trails are being widen to accommodate the new groomer that was bought 3 years ago.
S-45 Trail
LVR will continue to improve the S-45 trail from Shortsville to the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington. The Track was the site of the 2013 National Snow Cross Race.
C-4 Trail
Work will continue on bridge railings on Rocky Run bridge that was replaced in 2015.
A culvert will be installed on the Purdy property to improve an approach to Sandhill road crossing.
S-43A Trail
Repair work needs to be done on washed out culvert on the trail south of Rt. 488
S-43 Trail
LVSR is planning a bridge replacement on Driscoll’s property, north side of Rt. 96

What types of activities are anticipated in order to improve trail signage, trail mapping, and on‐trail promotion of points of interest such as gas stations, emergency services, lodging and restaurants?

LVSR tries to have several members take STEP courses every year and encourage expanded participation to help improve our overall signage.
LVSR will continue to improve its trail map, updating parking areas, fuel, and eating establishments. There will be ongoing signage improvements including additional permanent signs with advertisements for area businesses.

Are there trails on any property where landowner permission can be obtained for more than one year or permanently?

LVSR is working on establishing permanent landowner permission agreements, which a lot of them are now. However, LVSR will still contact landowners yearly, if they desire, some don’t want to be bothered and will contact use if there are any issues or changes need to be made. We maintain open relationships and communication, with our landowners, which is essential to avoiding problems.

Are there trails on property at risk of being sold off for development or otherwise expecting landowner permission challenges?

All current trail accessibility looks to be secure at this time.

Which trails should be rerouted or eliminated to maximize efficient use of resources and improve the overall riding experience?

All trails were originally installed to maximize use of local resources and make an enjoyable ride for all ages.

How are you addressing landowner complaints?

All landowners have a list of club officers that they can contact at any time if need be. They are also encouraged to call 911 if they have an issue. We work very close with the Ontario County Sheriffs Dept. and they are more than glad to help investigate any issues on our trail system. The County Snowmobile Unit has 2 sleds and patrols our trails when they are open.

Will any bridges and/or culverts need replacement and when do you expect to replace them?

A culvert will be installed on the Purdy property to improve an approach to Sandhill road crossing. This will be done this fall if possible or next spring or summer.
Work will continue on bridge railings on Rocky Run bridge that was replaced in 2015. This will be done this fall.
LVSR is planning a bridge replacement on Driscoll’s property, north side of Rt. 96 on trail S43

Where do you need gates to prevent off‐season trespassing?

All gates are in place and none are needed at this time.