Upstate New York’s premier trail system close to home
Saratoga Snowmobile Association was created in 2020 by merging two successful clubs in the Northwestern section of Saratoga County, the Mulleyville and Sacandaga Snowmobile Clubs.
Located in the Southern Adirondack Region, the Mulleyville and Sacandaga Snowmobile Clubs have been maintaining and grooming snowmobile trails there since their inception in the early 90’s. The two clubs maintain approximately 70 miles of funded and unfunded trails of the Kayaderosseras Mountain Range, including The Great Sacandaga Lake at the base of the mountain to Lake Desolation up near its top.
These trails traverse through the towns of Corinth, Edinburg, Porter Corners, Greenfield, Middle Grove, and Day, N.Y. with local connections on both ends to almost the entire region. Much of the trail system is located at an elevation of anywhere from 1,400 feet above sea level to over 2,000 feet. These elevations result in sustained freezing temperatures and higher than average snowfall amounts when compared to the surrounding areas. It is not unusual for other nearby areas to have rain or no precipitation while these higher mountain elevations receive snow. As a result, most of the trails get an early and prolonged base layer, which often allows for an extended snowmobile season. This past year the Mulleyville snowmobile club grew to a membership of 554 members while the Sacandaga club saw 344 members. With nearly 70 miles of trails and just shy of 900 members, these two clubs were quite stout; however, from the beginning, they have always operated separately.
Since the clubs’ trails are integrally connected, Mulleyville and Sacandaga began helping each other over the past few years. This collaboration allowed the trails to remain open with better conditions whenever storms, manpower issues, equipment failures, or other challenges may have otherwise caused serious disruptions in the past. This collaboration led to discussions between the clubs about the idea of a possible merger. Given the membership counts, as a combined entity, the merged club would fall in the top 10 in New York State. After well over a year of planning and voting from the members of both clubs the decision was made to merge the two clubs to ensure we simply provide the best snowmobiling trails and conditions in the area.
Harry Plummer was the one who started it all is what the members of the Mulleyville will tell you. In 1971, Harry created the Mulleyville Trail System. It took him and many other members years of hard work to carve out the beautiful trails throughout the Kayaderosseras Ridge. The Ridge has the advantage of elevations exceeding 2000 ft which provides an abundance of snow. Harry and many other locals put their heart and soul in creating a special place for snowmobiling in which we all thank him and the other founding members for all their work
The first annual Harry Plummer Golf Tournament was held this year with great success. A college scholarship has been generated with a portion of the funds raised. The scholarship form can be downloaded below
Sacandaga shares part of the Kayaderosseras Ridge with Mulleyville and also extends onto the lake of Great Sacandaga. Sacandaga is known for offering the best of both worlds, lake riding and mountain trails leading to the Mulleyville Trail System.