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Proudly maintaining snowmobile trails in northern Oneida County, New York, including north Rome, Western,
Hawkins Corners, Lee Center, Stokes Corners, West Branch, Point Rock, Ava and into West Leyden.

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The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, Inc. is a non-profit snowmobile club founded in 1966. The club maintains over 38 miles of Class A trails over both public and private lands. The club provides snowmobile safety education classes and encourages preservation, conservation and a healthy respect of nature and the environment. 

The Lee Center Trailbusters would like to thank all of our landowners for their generous cooperation in allowing us to have trails travel across their property. Without their support, it would not be possible to have these trails.

$50 Amazon Gift Card Raffle

A club member has donated two (2) $50 Amazon gift cards to be given away. To be eligible, volunteer to lead and complete one of the high or medium priority projects in the attached list. As project lead, you will:

  1. coordinate details (date, landowner permission, supplies, etc.) with club trail work captains (Dan Eickmeier or Andy Lim),
  2. determine what’s needed,
  3. help get additional volunteers,
  4. complete the project, and finally
  5. report the names of the volunteers and the amount of time each volunteered.

For every project completed, the project lead’s name will be entered into the drawing. The first drawing will be held at the club’s August meeting (meetings are at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, August to April, at the groomer barn on Sly Hill Road). The second drawing will be held at the club’s October meeting. Entries not drawn in August will remain in the pool for the October drawing. You must be present at the meeting to win.

To volunteer, please send an email to the club at with the PROJ # you are willing to lead. Check back frequently; the list will be updated as work is completed and new projects identified.

Trailbusters Members —

The club's By-Laws have been updated and are open for comment from current members. We will collect comments for 30 days (thru May 16). Please click the link above to see the proposed By-Laws, and send your comments to Millie Piersall at

Trails Status

All trails are closed now due to lack of snow.

Szyper/Maitland Bridge Project

Volunteers were Ross Destito, Jake Whitney, Andy Lim, Fred Strzepek, Brian Boudreau, Eric Stebbins, Dave Piersall, Eric Tyler and son Ethan, Steve Tyler, JT Sprock, Brian Whitney, Derek and Tia Hawkins, Mike Thompson, Kyle Thompson and Dan Eickmeier. Special recognition to Eric Tyler from Hillside Seasonal for donation of the time/use of the excavator. It was critical to the bridge placement.

See more pictures on our Photos page.

Thank you to everyone who helped!

Bridge Work Completed!

Work has been completed on the bridge near Adirondack Machine Tool Shop just after we cross Stokes-Westernville Road (Trail C7). See the photos below. You can contact Dan Eickmeier on Facebook or contact us at or check back here for more information.

Thank you!

Bridge Redecking Completed!

Work has been completed on the bridge off North Beartown Road.

See more pictures on our Photos page.

Thank you to volunteers Darwin Piersall, Eric Stebbins, Brian Boudreau and Dan Eickmeier for doing this project.

And thank you Lou for continued use of your land to support snowmobiling in Oneida County!

We will have more work days in the near future. Please contact if you can help.

2021-22 Meetings

Monthly meetings are once again held on the second TUESDAY of the month. Our next meeting will be at the groomer barn on Sly Hill Road on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 7:00 pm. Until further notice, the groomer barn will be our meeting location.

Location: Groomer Barn, Sly Hill Road

Time: 7:00 pm


14 September
12 October
14 December
11 January
12 April     (May meeting has been cancelled.)

Please mark your calendars.

Oneida County Snowmobile Law Poster

Click above to view the entire poster.

In the News

2021 Trailbusters Scholarship Winner

David Darcangelo

The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club’s annual $250.00 scholarship winner for 2021 is David Darcangelo. David is a 2021 graduate of Rome Free Academy.

Congratulations, David!!

(The Scholarship was presented for us by RFA and unfortunately no photograph is available.)

Polaris Ranger Crew Cab Delivered

Polaris Ranger

Trailbusters SC took delivery of a new 2019 Polaris Ranger 1000 XP EPS crew cab on January 29, 2020, purchased from Schoff Polaris.
Pictured from L-R — Dave Seaton, President; Dave Piersall, Trail Coordinator; Tim Schoff, Polaris dealer; and Dave Peer, Treasurer.

Volunteers redecked a bridge in Stokes in August 2017. See photos.

Grooming Machine

We are now on Facebook!

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The club now has a Facebook page! Please search “Lee Center Trailbusters Snowmobile Club” and “Like” us. In addition to posting here, the club will be posting our trail grooming reports and other pertinent information on this page. We are hoping that our “Friends” will post their photos and Trail Reports here too! Please join the conversation and lets make this fun!

Trailbusters Club

The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club is a year round club. Besides grooming 38 miles of trails 6 nights a week (when we have snow); maintaining 2 groomers and a host of other equipment; making, placing and removing approximately 900 stakes and signing, clearing and (at times) rerouting.

Each spring, summer and fall, there is a host of similar projects that will need to be addressed so that there will be safe trails to ride next year. Please come to the monthly meetings and be a part of something really great. We all want safe and professionally maintained trails to ride, but we need more people involved. Won't you please take an active role and help your club! Please contact Dave Seaton at 315-335-9881 so he can add your name to our volunteer list. Thank you!

Please Join the Club!

Please click here to join or renew your Trailbusters membership. If you enjoy our trails and would like to become a club member, we offer two options to join. You can choose the NYSSA online membership application and print out your membership voucher immediately, or you can print out our application form and send it in by mail. Either way, we thank you for supporting the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club!

FYI, you can no longer join a snowmobile club at the DMV. If you do not join a club, your registration fee will be $100 per sled. If you do join a club, the registration fee is $45 per sled. The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club would be honored to have you join us as a member!

Thank you to everyone who has already joined!

Trail Work

Volunteers to help with bridge repairs, signing and other trail work are always needed. Contact either Dave Seaton at 315-335-9881 or email Millie Piersall at to let us know your interest and times available.

Email Addresses

If you are not on our email list, please provide your address so we can e-mailing any pertinent snowmobile related information as it happens. Don't be left out.

Happy Rider