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2021 Snowmobile News Updates
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Snowmobile Club News – updated February 10, 2021

The Club President, Brian Moriarty, received a call from the MTFCA about our recent post that the club insurance would not cover us for a meet with the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing.   He told them that we would update the post on the club website.
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We have received word from the MTFCA that Club Insurance is available if club members would like to host a meet.

The criteria to have a meet is as follows;  All State and local Covid-19 guidelines must be followed. Face covering and distancing must be adhered to if required by guidelines.

With this being stated, we do not feel that any rides could be given to strangers ( persons not living with you ).

In northern New England persons traveling to a different state cannot spend an overnight unless quarantined prior to and after returning.

603-455-5966     for discussion or comments       

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Members Lake Ride - Milton, NH - updated Feb 10, 2021

Ryan Thibeault is trying to get some members to come to the Ponds area of Milton, NH for a members ride.  No date has been discussed yet. Members can reach Ryan @ 603-534-2950

 
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Snowmobile Club News – Updated January 16, 2021

There will be no club-sponsored meets for 2021, as the Model T Ford Club of America will not insure any group event for 2021 at the present time. Members at their discretion can feel free to take rides in their Snowmobile.

There will be no dues for 2021. Those that have paid dues for 2020 will be covered for their 2021 membership. Club expenses are very low so they’re is not a need for dues at this time. Most of the club dues go to the expense of running meets, as no meets are planned until winter 2022 there are very low expenses. People wishing to join the Model T Ford Snowmobile Club can join by using the Membership Form on this website.

The Club's "Snowmobile 'T'imes" newsletter planned for winter 2020 will now be sent in the December 2021 time frame when hopefully the pandemic should be mostly over.          
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TT Truck  Snowmobile  At Forestport, NY 2019
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On the good news front (and we certainly can use some).
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Look for Model T Ford Snowmobiles on the cover of the January–February 2021 issue of the MTFCA's “Vintage Ford”.

The front and back cover photo will be from a photograph that was taken at the 2019 Forestport, NY National Meet.
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Also look for a planned article in the November-December 2021 issue of the MTFCA's “Vintage Ford” on the 2020 Forestport, NY National Meet along with another cover photo.
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It probably doesn't matter much to anybody other than those who prepare meet notices, update the website, prepare flyers, etc., but now the number of the National Meet will line up with the year from now on. 

The 22nd Annual meet will now be in 2022.

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The Model T Ford Snowmobile website Gallery for the "Forestport 2019 National Meet" has had over 7,500 views since being posted in January 2020, a few weeks before the 2020 National Meet.

This does not include the count of the views of the individual images in the Gallery, only the count of times the Gallery was accessed. The individual image count is a number that would be much much higher. 

It could be the fact that Hemmings Motor News had an article about the meet by David Conwill helped considerably.

Truly amazing!

There is a link to the galleries on the Home page as well as below.

Snowmobile Meets  Photo Galleries

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                   Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
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2020 Ford Annual National Meet
 
Note: Scroll down for other 2020 Snowmobile Events
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2020 Model T Ford Snowmobile Club
21st Annual Meet
Forestport, NY

Friday, January 31, through
Sunday, February 2nd 2020
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Snowmobile line up in Forrestport 2019
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Snow Conditions in Forestport, NY
will be updated as the event date gets closer
Following are 2 webcam links, the Trackside Blazers, and the Edge Hotel as follows:

http://www.tracksideblazers.com/webcam.html

http://www.northernchateau.com/webcam15.html
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1926 Ford Model T Snowmobiles - Forrestport 2019
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Overview

The 2020 Model T Ford Snowmobile Club annual meet will be held in Forestport, NY for the second year in a row from Friday January 31st through Sunday February 2nd, 2020.

For a second year we have been welcomed back to the Trackside Blazers clubhouse in Forestport, NY for our annual snowmobile meet. I would like to encourage and THANK YOU for considering bringing a machine to the meet. This club wouldn’t be in existence without you as a member. Without your willingness to bring your machines out every winter the club wouldn’t be able to promote and share the history of these unique vehicles.

Greg Stewart sent out some information prior to the meet so that (hopefully) things will run smoothly throughout the entire weekend in Forestport. For those who attended last year, most of this information will sound familiar. Of course if you have any questions at all, please call/email/text me using the contact information at the end of this message.

Greg Stewart and Lorena Schwarz are presently working to assemble a newsletter for 2019.   We will have the registration form for the 2020 annual meet within the newsletter along with much of the following information,  The registration form is also included on the website for your convenience.

The Trackside Blazers are working with the local NYS Police and Sheriff’s office to increase patrols of the area for the weekend. Remember that we are on private property but keep your own security in mind when you are shutting things down at the end of each day.

Lunch Available

The Trackside Blazers will have lunch available to us for purchase on Saturday. Please show your support to them, as they are a non-profit club trying to survive just like we are.

Appreciation

The Trackside Blazers are excited to host us and our event once again! But please remember that we are their guests. I would like for each of us to show our appreciation with verbal praise and gratitude every chance possible.
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Dashing Through the Snow - Forrestport 2019
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Lodging

We will again be staying at The Edge Hotel (3952 NY-12, Lyons Falls, NY 13368 Phone 866-348-4211). I have upped the number of rooms set aside in the room block to 40 rooms total. A majority of these are double occupancy rooms (two double beds), as this is a majority of the rooms available in the facility.

If you intend on attending the meet, I recommend you call and make your reservations early. The hotel agreed to honor the special group rate once again this year at $99/night.

Some other important items you should be aware of:

• The room block expires on December 31st, 2019. If there are rooms still available in the block on this date, they will be turned over to general reservations and opened up to the general public. You may still be able to get a room after this date, but it will depend upon general public reservations. Remember snowmobiling season is their “peak” season.

• There is a two night minimum stay policy.

• A 48 hour notice is required for cancellations or else your deposit is forfeited. Any questions may be directed to the hotel staff.

Banquet

For those registered to attend the banquet, we will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm and a 7 pm dinner. Please plan to be at the Boondocks Restaurant by this time. The banquet room is in the rear of the facility.

Auction

We would like to try something new this year at the banquet as a fundraiser to keep our club solvent and help ensure future snowmobile meets. We can have a whole lot of fun after dinner with a chinese auction. I would ask and encourage you to consider bringing an item as a donation to put in the auction. It can be Model T Ford related, but I would encourage you to bring anything else you think someone might be interested in winning. This way we ensure we capture the interest of all in attendance. The rules are very simple and it will be a very affordable way in which to raise funds for our club.
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Snowmobiles near the Trackside Blazers Lodge - Forrestport 2019
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Board of Directors Meeting

Our annual Board of Directors meeting will be held Friday January 31, 2020 at 5 pm.   We will meet on the 2nd floor of the Trackside Blazers Clubhouse.

Trailer Parking

There will be trailer parking available just past the Trackside Blazers clubhouse grounds.   The clubhouse will be on the left of Horton Rd. as you drive in off of NYS Rt. 28.   PLEASE do not attempt to turn left into the Trackside Blazers driveway. The club grounds are needed for snowmobile exhibition area and will be too congested if trying to fit trucks and trailers in there, too.  Continue past the clubhouse driveway and within a mile you will see a parking lot on the right hand side.  Our A-frame signs w/red arrows will be set up on the shoulder of the road for guidance.

There is ample room for trucks/trailers in this lot. Please park intelligently with the thought of loading/unloading of your machine, of those immediately adjacent to you as well as maximizing the use of the space we have available. Be aware that the Trackside Blazers will be grooming a path for us around the perimeter of this lot so that we can ride and not have to back up to turn around.  Park with this in mind so as to not block this path.

This parking lot is located immediately adjacent to the main snowmobile trail corridor which will serve as our trailway between the lot and the clubhouse grounds.  It will be apparent when you get there and see the snowmobile trail.

Areas to Ride

There is a moderate area for us to ride around the clubhouse grounds. You will see the clubhouse is located immediately adjacent a major snowmobile trail corridor. It is this trail that will get you to/from the parking area discussed above. You are free to ride between the clubhouse grounds and the parking lot area with no restrictions.

For those who attended last year, you’ll probably recall the fact that the NYS   Department of Environmental Conservation (the governing Agency of snowmobile recreation and the state trail system) decided to go against their initial word and would not allow the issuance of a special use permit, which would have enabled us to legally ride the state trail system.  As a favor to us this year, the Trackside Blazers are   attempting to cut some new trails on their property and neighboring properties so that we have additional places to ride. As of the date of this writing, they are hard at work preparing for the 2019/2020 snowmobile season (which is a monumental amount of work, as you can imagine), and will put a good faith effort into cutting and preparing these additional trails for us. we have our fingers crossed that they are able to find the time to do this for us and offer a chance for all of you to ride your machines some more!
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Model TT Ford Truck Snowmobile - Forrestport 2019
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Security

The Trackside Blazers are working with the local NYS Police and Sheriff’s office to increase patrols of the area for the weekend. Remember that we are on private property but keep your own security in mind when you are shutting things down at the end of each day.

Lunch Available

The Trackside Blazers will have lunch available to us for purchase on Saturday. Please show your support to them, as they are a non-profit club trying to survive just like we are.
Appreciation

The Trackside Blazers are excited to host us and our event once again! But please remember that we are their guests. I would like for each of us to show our appreciation with verbal praise and gratitude every chance possible.

If we can answer any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call/email/text Greg Stewart at 518-424-7086 or stew0620@gmail.com (that’s zero six two zero). The goal is for us all to have a fun and safe weekend enjoying these machines that we love so much, educating the public and catching up with like-minded friends.
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2020 Forestport Annual Meet - Registration Form

Click on the LINK below or on the "Registration Form Image" below to open a Full Size Registration Form suitable for printing.

Registration Form Link

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Directions

To get to the Trackside Blazers Club House from the Edge Motel:

Head southeast on NY-12 S toward Cherry St
17.1 mi

Turn left onto State Dam Rd
358 ft

Turn left to merge onto NY-28 N
3.6 mi

Turn right onto Horton Rd
0.5 mi

Trackside Blazers Snowmobile
10625 Horton Rd, Forestport, NY 13338i

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2020 Ford Model T Snowmobile Events
Click on an Event LINK below or Scroll for further information on an event. 
Sat -  Jan 18th - Hill, NH - Members Ride
Sat -  Jan 18th - Hill, NH - Members Ride  -  RECAP
Sun - Jan 26th - N. Sutton, NH - Muster Field Farm - Canceled    
Fri-Sun Jan 31 to Feb 2 Forestport, NY 21st Annual Meet
Sat -  Feb 15th - Andover, NH -Snowmobile Club Sno-Fest
Sun - Feb 16th - Allentown, NH - Snowmobile Museum
Sun - Feb 22th - Thornton, NH - Model T's & Tucker Sno-Cats
Sat - Feb 27th - Lebanon, ME - Winter Carnival- Canceled
Sat - Mar 7th - Milton, NH - 3 Pond Winter Carnival- Canceled
Sat - Mar 14th - Hill, NH - Members Ride - Canceled
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Nicely Restored Ford Model T Snowmobile
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Dust off ride and Barbeque
Old Hill Village Tour
Members Ride    (Not a spectators event)
Bristol, NH & Hill, NH

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020    10AM - 2PM
Plan to be ready to leave the parking lot at 10:00 AM
Parking in the
Profile Falls Parking Lot in Bristol, NH
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Period Photo - Off the Beaten Path
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Directions from I-93

Take Everett Turnpike and I-93 N to  exit 23 for NH-104/NH-132 toward Meredith/New Hampton  0.3 mi

Drive to NH-104 W in Bristol  8 min (5.7 mi)

Bristol New Hampshire 03222 Head east on Pleasant St toward N Main St 125 ft

Turn right onto Central Square St 384 ft

Continue onto NH-3A S/S Main St 1.6 mi

Turn left onto Mt Hill Rd 0.3 mi

Keep left to stay on Mt Hill Rd Destination will be on the right 0.1 mi

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Period Photo - Touring with Blankets
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This is a ride for members.  There is no spectator viewing per say and no rides will be given unless someone with a machine has a spare seat for the duration of the day.

There  is parking room for 20 trucks & trailers.   Lunch on the trail - pack your manifold cooker or your lunch - also your Flask or Thermos.

The ride includes about 6 miles of nice trails & some fields.  The trail is groomed,  you might see some sled dogs running as it is a multi use area.


For more information contact Group Leader:
Steve Rosen 603 - 568- 6981

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Dust off ride and Barbeque - RECAP
Old Hill Village Tour
Members Ride    (Not a spectators event)
Bristol, NH & Hill, NH

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020    10AM - 2PM
Plan to be ready to leave the parking lot at 10:00 AM
Parking in the
Profile Falls Parking Lot in Bristol, NH
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January 18, 2020 Hill Members Ride Start
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Temperatures were in the single digits at 10AM in the Profile Falls parking lot for the start of the Hill, NH Members ride. In spite of the temperature, the lack of wind made the long ride fairly comfortable. The trails were in excellent shape and virtually deserted with only a couple of dog walkers being seen. A representative of the New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife OHRV (Off Highway Recreational Vehicles) Department stopped by while we were on our lunch break.
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January 18, 2020 Deep Gully
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The ride was mostly uneventful except for traversing a very deep gully with a stream at the bottom. Note that all of the Snowmobiles successfully made the traverse.

We turned around at the Franklin dam and headed back to our lunch stop, A grille was set up and hot dogs and hamburgers were ready in short order.
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January 18, 2020 - Lunch
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Participants in the ride were:

Brian Moriarty
Steve Rosen
Scott McWilliam
Ken LeBlanc
Pete Turner
John Burns

All in all a great day!
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January 18, 2020 - Scott McWilliam Throwing Snow
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For a full photo gallery of the January 18, 2020
Hill, NH Members Ride

Click on the link below:

Hill, NH Members Ride Photo Gallery Link
 
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Muster Field Farm Museum - Ice Harvest Day
Kezar Lake
Harvey Road
North Sutton,  NH

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Canceled for 2020 -  Due to Ice Conditions

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Sunday January 26, 2020 - 9 AM till the Ice is in

Click on the following link for further information:

Musterfield Farm.com/events

Contact:  Pete Lauridsen  603-848-6268

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Ice Cutting Kezar Lake - Sutton, NH
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Planned Events

Free admission - Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 - 10:00 AM at the First Free Will Baptist Church by the lake in North Sutton.  All you can eat pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, muffins, orange juice and hot beverages.  Adults $8, Children (under 10) $4.

Ice cutting by gas powered saw and finished by hand will be demonstrated by volunteers.

Ice harvest will be loaded by ice block fulcrum onto wagons and vehicles, then hauled up the hill to the Farm.  Our Ice House, c.1890, will be fully stacked with block ice for use at our summer events.
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Ice Cutting Kezar Lake - Sutton, NH
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Ryder Corner School House, c.1810, will be warm and welcoming with hot beverages, homemade baked goods and hot soups.

Model T Ford Antique cars, converted into snowmobiles, will be on display and running at the farm.
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Muster Field Farm - Sutton, NH
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As the ice is cut it is driven up the hill to the farm for storage in the ice in the Ice House.   Model T Ford Snowmobile activity, rides and food will be available at the farm.
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Annual Highland Lake SnoFest
Vintage Snowmobile Day
Andover Fish & Game Club
Channel Road
East Andover, NH

Andover Snowmobile Club
Saturday, February 15, 2020   9am to 2pm

Futher info: Steve Rosen 603-568-6981

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Snowfest will be held at the Andover Fish and Game Highland Lake Clubhouse in East Andover, N.H.   Join us for an antique and vintage snowmobile show along with vintage videos and lots of hot food and drinks.
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Andover SnowFest - Vintage Snowmobiles
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Further information at the following links:

www.andoversnowmobileclub.com

Directions to the Sno-Fest

Directions to the Andover Sno-Fest
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NH Snowmobile Museum, Allenstown, NH
Bear Brook State Park
157 Deerfield Road
Allenstown, NH 03057

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

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1918 Lombard Log Hauler
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The NH Snowmobile Museum would like to invite you to join them for a day of vintage snowmobile excitement at our Winter Rally on Sunday February 16th at 9:00 AM.  To commemorate it’s 60th birthday Ski Doo will be showcased as this years featured snowmobile.

Trophy classes for 60’s 70’s, and 80 and up. Original and Restored classes. 6 Trophies for SkiDoos, and another 6 for other brands, as well as a best display.  In addition, we will have a kids trophy for 11 and under, and a 12-17 class.  Don’t miss the Director’s award either.

Activities for this years event are being planned out and will be announced as further information becomes available.  To stay on top of current details check out our website, Facebook page or contact the museum at 603-722-7069

info@nhsnowmobile.com

More info at the following link.
nhsnowmobilemuseum.com

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NH Snowmobile Museum
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Johnston Brothers Snow Day
Tucker Sno-Cats, Model T and Model A Snowmobiles

Laundromat Road
Thornton, NH

Contact Alan Johnson 603-828-4281

Saturday, February 22, 2020  9am to 3pm
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Ford Model T Snowmobiles at Johnston Brothers
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Tucker Sno-Cats, - Ford Model T and Model A Snowmobiles
Somtimes even a Lombard log hauler

This is a great meet with a large variety of Snow machines, and interesting trails.   Food by the Boy Scouts Troop 58. 

Very easy to find - just off interstate 93.  From north on interstate 93 take exit 29 for US-3 toward Thornton.  Continue on US-3 N for about a mile to Laundromat Rd which is on your left.

Link to a gallery of the 2018 event below:

2018 Snowmobile & Tucker Photo Gallery
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Tucker Sno-Cats and Model T Snowmobile
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1932 Ford Coupe and  Snowmobiles at Johnston Brothers
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circa 1949 Tucker Sno-Cat
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Winter Carnival Day
Lebanon, Maine

Saturday, February 29th, 2020            10 AM -2 PM

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Canceled for 2020

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For information contact:

Ryan Thibeault
603-534-2950

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Milton, NH
3 Ponds Winter Carnival

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Canceled for 2020 due to Snow and Ice Conditions

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Town Beach
Saturday, March 7, 2020              10:00 - 2:00

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Model T & A Snowmobiles on Town Beach - Milton, NH
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For further information call:

Ryan Thibeault at 603 534 2950

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Happy Snowmobile Riders - Milton, NH - 2018
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Trail Ride and Barbeque
Old Hill Village Tour
Members Ride    (Not a spectators event)
Bristol, NH & Hill, NH


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Canceled for 2020 due to Snow Conditions

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Saturday, March 14th, 2020    10AM - 2PM
Plan to be ready to leave the parking lot at 10:00 AM
Parking in the
Profile Falls Parking Lot in Bristol, NH

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Period Photo
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Directions from I-93

Take Everett Turnpike and I-93 N to  exit 23 for NH-104/NH-132 toward Meredith/New Hampton  0.3 mi

Drive to NH-104 W in Bristol  8 min (5.7 mi)

Bristol New Hampshire 03222 Head east on Pleasant St toward N Main St 125 ft

Turn right onto Central Square St 384 ft

Continue onto NH-3A S/S Main St 1.6 mi

Turn left onto Mt Hill Rd 0.3 mi

Keep left to stay on Mt Hill Rd Destination will be on the right 0.1 mi

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Period Photo
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This is a ride for members.  There is no spectator viewing per say and no rides will be given unless someone with a machine has a spare seat for the duration of the day.

There  is parking room for 20 trucks & trailers.   Lunch on the trail - pack your manifold cooker or your lunch - also your Flask or Thermos.

The ride includes about 6 miles of nice trails & some fields.  The trail is groomed,  you might see some sled dogs running as it is a multi use area.


For more information contact Group Leader:
Steve Rosen 603 - 568- 6981

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