• New Snowmobile Club: Snow Riders of the Nashaway

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    Feb 12, 2017

    SAM is proud to announce a new snowmobile club. The Snow Riders of the Nashaway were approved by the SAM Board of Directors and are now an officially recognized club of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts. Welcome aboard!

     

    The Snow Riders of the Nashaway are excited to be the newest group of snowmobile enthusiasts in the Nashua River areas of Lancaster, Clinton and Sterling.

     

    Members are comprised of some truly dedicated, homegrown and hard-core mountain bike, dirt bike and snowmobile riders. Believe it or not they have been working on trails for a number of years and decided it was now time to truly formalize their efforts.

     

    The goal of  The Snow Riders of the Nashaway is to expand the trail system of SAM in the Northeast section of Worcester County and connect with nearby SAM club trails.

     

    They are based in a very historic area and the trail networks needs attention. The Nashua River runs throughout the region and indeed it will be challenging to connect these trails.

     

    One thing for sure, they are up to that task and share the passion and the excitement to work with all our recreation and conservation enthusiasts in the area, bringing together the benefit of being able to utilize the existing, as well as future, trail system during our precious and treasured winter season.

     

    The club name is derived from the Algonquian Indian tribe which settled in the territory of what was known to be the northern half of Worcester County, mainly in Sterling and Lancaster and other towns near Mt. Wachusett.

     

    The Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7PM, from September through March, at the Lancaster Community Center.

    Snow Riders of the Nashaway

    Nashaway officers and committee chairs:

    • President: Susan Smiley
    • Vice President: Clayton Hanright
    • Treasurer: Regina Weeks
    • Secretary: Todd Washburn
    • Bylaw Committee Chair: Gina Lovoi
    • Trail/Grooming Committee Chair: Cliff McMullan
    • Functions Committee: Leo Cormier

    3 responses to “New Snowmobile Club: Snow Riders of the Nashaway”

    1. T-Dub13 says:

      HELLO!  From the Snow Riders Of The Nashaway!

      Since we’ve finally gotten a good blast of snow, we’ve been out scouting trails and potential connections to other Club trail systems.  We’re also mapping out our own “potential” trails and researching landownership.

      One of our first goals is to connect to Harvard.  This will give the Harvard club access to a gas station and convenience store.  Trails through Lancaster have the potential to connect to Leominster and Lunenburg as well.  I think this would be a huge “Yoooge” breakthrough for the surrounding clubs!

      We are looking to personally connect with officers from Harvard and any other nearby clubs to help establish trail connections.

      We’re a fun and friendly group.  Please join us at our next meeting if you’d like to help expand the area’s trails!

      Thanks, Todd Washburn.  Cool

      Secretary, Snow Riders Of The Nashaway.

    2. Ramble On says:

      T-Dub13 said

      ….One of our first goals is to connect to Harvard.  This will give the Harvard club access to a gas station and convenience store…. 

      We are looking to personally connect with officers from Harvard and any other nearby clubs to help establish trail connections.

      We’re a fun and friendly group.  Please join us at our next meeting if you’d like to help expand the area’s trails!

      Thanks, Todd Washburn.  Cool

      Secretary, Snow Riders Of The Nashaway.  

      Welcome to SAM! The Harvard club has access to the Harvard General Store in the center of town, Sorrento’s Pizza and Dunkin Donuts. You can connect with the club at their monthly meeting.  https://www.sledmass.com/club/harvard-snowmobile-club/ 

    3. T-Dub13 says:

      Thanks RO!  I look forward to getting the club off the ground.  We will be visiting the Harvard meeting and making connections soon.  Actually, I think some members have met at the SAM meeting and reported lots of support.  This is going to be good.  Cool

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