We will get more snow soon so let's remember a couple of rules, 4" of snow is needed on frozen ground for trails to open, 6" of snow is needed on unfrozen ground for trails to open. Check the club's Facebook page trail openings, closings and conditions are always posted there. When we do get enough snow remember to watch out for the club's new groomer and remember in Hampshire or anywhere else the groomer always has the right a way.
The Hampshire White Riders Snowmobile Club has had an agreement with The Village since 1980 about snowmobiling in Hampshire. This will address many questions about riding in the village. We need to get the word out ourselves to everyone. We think our website, social media, and all of us members talking to anyone in the Village of Hampshire who will listen is key.
The rules and regulations for snowmobiling in the Village of Hampshire are:
1. You can ride any village street STRICKLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GETTING TO AND FROM THE TRAIL AT A SPEED OF 15mph OR LESS, NO JOY RIDING IN THE VILLAGE. Stay off sidewalks and grassy surfaces, such as parkways or lawns. STAY OUT OF THE PARKS
2. You cannot ride on State Street, you can cross State Street, but you cannot ride on it.
3. You cannot cross State Street between Terwillger and Washington (Downtown Business District) due to the poor visibility.
4. Trails are LEGALLY open from December 10 - March 15 with 4" of snow on frozen ground and 6" of snow on unfrozen ground.