Trails Opening, Snowmobilers Back on Tug Hill

Trails Opening, Snowmobilers Back on Tug Hill

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The helmets are on and the snow is flying.

"It's nice to be able to get out this early. It's definitely not something that happens all the time," said Joe Trenca, from Clay 

People from across the state came to the Tug Hill region over the weekend to take advantage of the first trails opening up.

"They're awesome. They're freshly groomed and there's a lot of snow up here, so we're having a lot of fun," said Kelly Hebing, from Rochester.

And this is only the beginning. Whether it's coming around the corner or lining restaurant parking lots, we're sure to see more Ski-Doos and other models around as winter draws closer.

Snowmobilers aren't the only ones excited about the trails opening up. Businesses are looking forward to the seasonal boost they're going to get.

"Winter's the big season. Probably the shortest one too," said Steve Hennigan, manager at Montague Inn. "There's a lot of rush all at once and a lot of business all at once."

While businesses reap the benefits of break time, snowmobilers like the opportunity to pick each other's brains.

"We like to see a good crowd. You hear people talking about, 'How are the trails,' 'Where did you come from,' 'How are they that way.' You get a lot of information," said Jane Holtham, from Edmeston.

More trails are expected to open up soon, giving even more chances for thrill seekers to brave the cold and enjoy the season.

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