New England Winters
Leicester Massachusetts gets an average snowfall of 65 inches per year. On average, there are 197 sunny days per year. Get ready for some winter fun!
Miles of Groomed Trails
The club's groomed trail system winds and dips for miles around Leicester, running along old town roads, cutting through the woods and crossing rights of way.
Enjoy Multiple Lakes
The trail system connects to several lakes in Leicester. Discover Burncoat Pond, Cedar Meadow Lake or Stiles Reservoir for some wide open fun.
Marked Wooded Trails
The club's groomed trail system winds and dips for miles around Leicester, running along old town roads, cutting through the woods and crossing rights of way.
Wide Open Fields
Leicester Massachusetts gets an average snowfall of 65 inches per year. On average, there are 197 sunny days per year. Get ready for some winter fun!
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  • New England Winters
  • Miles of Groomed Trails
  • Enjoy Multiple Lakes
  • Marked Wooded Trails
  • Wide Open Fields

About the Club

The route is designed to allow convenient pullovers for food or gas, with easy access to Wal-Mart, Cumberland Farms, Eller's Restaurant in Lynde Brook Plaza and Barber's Crossing on Main Street.

The Leicester trails are part of an intricate network, intersecting with the Spencer trail system and connecting riders throughout the state and into New Hampshire. 

The Leicester club thrived in the early 1970s as the Leicester Snow Rovers, but faded out in the 1980s. A different group of enthusiasts got it running in 1996, re-establishing the trail system and building the membership.

Part of the club's success is its new grooming program, which trains members to maintain the trails on a regular basis. If the trail is particularly rough, it may need two passes with the grooming machines, running only three to five miles an hour.

With more than 200 members, the club sponsors social activities in conjunction with trail riding. Poker runs involve picking up different colored sticks along the trail and exchanging them for playing cards at the end of the run. The best hand wins the pot. Barbecue dinners set up at a spot along the trail offer a free meal with friends.

In addition, Family Days provide child-centered activities, and club breakfasts are held Sunday mornings at the Leicester Rod and Gun Club.

The club belongs to the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM), sending two delegates to the organization's monthly meetings in Springfield. Issues include insurance and liability, critical to gaining trail access from landowners. The organization also lobbies on Beacon Hill to keep the trails open.

To legally ride the trails, an adult operator must belong to a local Snowmobile Club and the snowmobile must have both a valid Massachusetts snowmobile registration and a Massachusetts Trail Pass for that machine purchased from Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM), commonly referred to as a "SAM Pass". The Department of Environmental Police regularly patrols our trails and there is a significant fine for being caught riding without a registration and SAM Pass. Penalties can include fines, towing and/or confiscation of your equipment.

Club Memberships and SAM trail passes are always available at our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at the Leicester Rod and Gun Club at 7:00 pm or can be purchased during business hours at: Breezy Bend RV Center in Leicester, Steve's Garage in Spencer and Hank's Marine in Cherry Valley.

Leicester Trails Status

Trails are OPEN
Except Moose Hill - Trails Closed


STAY OFF ALL GOLF COURSES !!!  PLEASE! Pass the word.

REMINDER - ALWAYS STAY ON MARKED TRAILS!!!

Four wheelers, ATV's, Dirtbikes, etc., are not legally permitted on official trails.

Meeting Place

Meetings are typically held at 7:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Leicester Rod & Gun, 1015 Whittemore Street, Leicester, MA 01524. (map HERE)

NEXT MEETING FEBRUARY 14th

Leadership Team

 

 

President ........................  

Mike Comeau

Secretary.........................

Mark Rowden

Vice President.................

Frank Bond

Treasurer........................

Dennis McGrail

Board of Directors...........

Jim Padeni -1yr

        

Dave Eaton -2yrs

 

Ken Tenciati -3yrs

Trail Boss.........................

John True

Groomer Chief.................

Scott Daniels

Membership Chairman....

Ken Wall

S.A.M. Delegate...............

Eric Comeau

         

Steve Erikson

By-Law Committee..........

John True

         

Jim Padeni

         

Mark Rowden

Sweatshirts.....................

Lori Padeni

 

Email: LSCBoardDirectors [at] gmail.com

Special Recognition

Award MedallionA big "Thank You" goes to our consummate Trail Boss, John True, for his dedication and diligent efforts in leading the way to keep our local trail system open and well maintained. We acknowledge the enormous time and effort you have put into this task John and we wholly appreciate your efforts, and of those members who are regularly by your side.

Thanks

Thank you to all the land owners for the privilege to pass over your property.