he Gilmanton Snowmobile Association was incorporated in 1973. However there was an active club several years before that who maintained many miles of trails. The first trail groomers were snowmobiles with home made drags. The club’s first groomer was a 1962 Tucker purchased used from Gunstock Ski Area. A home made 6’ wide hydraulically operated drag was built by the McClary Brothers and is now in the Snowmobile Museum in Allenstown.
We presently groom over 53 miles of trails with a Tucker 1000 Sno Cat and a Mogul Master Drag, both purchased new in the 2005/2006 season. Our goal is to provide safe, well maintained trails to be used by snowmobilers, hikers, cross-country skiers and equestrians. The Gilmanton Snowmobile Association is fortunate to have many miles of old Class VI and discontinued roads, as well as a group of landowners who let us their property.
The majority of our club’s membership live in Gilmanton, Gilmanton Iron Works and the surrounding communities. Approximately 20% are from out of State including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New York and Vermont.
Ride Safe, Respect Others and Stay on the Trails!! Always remember you are riding on private property, by permission of land owners. Without their permission, we’d lose our trail system!!