Recreational Trails Program Buy America Requirement John Puffer 2016 Groomer of the Year Work and Play: Suzuki Groomer Snowmobile trail blocked by tree DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide
  • Recreational Trails Program Buy America for snowmobile trail groomer repairs
    Jan 22, 2017

    Groomers are expensive, starting in the tens of thousands for small units and the hundreds of thousands for the large snow movers. You may wonder how clubs can afford to purchase groomer and pay for repairs. It’s not easy. The recent Recreational Trails Program Buy America requirement adds a twist…

  • John Puffer 2016 Groomer of the Year
    Apr 25, 2016

    John Puffer is considered the backbone of the Porcupine Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club.  “It’s kind of ironic nominating John for groomer of the year, during a season without snow, but this is a guy who is constantly thinking and dreaming of that perfectly groomed trail, even with no snow”, said…

  • Jan 19, 2016

    Last fall I set up a 4-wheel-drive Suzuki Carry Mini Truck with tracks (also know as the Snowzuki) to use as a groomer for the trails that are taken care of by the Buckland Riders. It’s been a fun project and has worked out well so far. I have certainly…

  • Jan 30, 2015

    I’m sure you are all aware of the hazards associated with riding off-trail in snow-covered fields, such as rocks, tree stumps and other obstructions hidden under the snow. You also know enough (I hope) to keep to the right while snowmobiling on a trail and not to stop in the…

  • DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide
    May 02, 2014

    The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation releases their new Volunteer in the Parks Program Guide policy “with an opportunity to achieve the goal of standardizing and simplifying the process for proposing, reviewing, and conducting all volunteer activities – whether under the supervision of the Department or a Nonprofit Organization…

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