State Parks to issue snowmobile use permitsby jmaloni
Beaver Island State Park is currently issuing permits that will allow snowmobilers to use the more than 12 miles of designated and signed snowmobile trails on state park property located on Grand Island. The trails will be open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. beginning on Dec. 15. Snowmobiling is not allowed within Beaver Island State Park.
There is no fee for the snowmobile use permit, but applicants must present a valid registration and proof of current insurance. A decal will be issued with the permit along with a copy of the rules and regulations and map showing the location of the designated trails and parking areas.
Major David Page of the New York State Park Police reminds all snowmobilers that the park lands are off limits until Dec. 15, and that there must be at least 3 inches of snow before the trails will be open.
Permits will be available at the Beaver Island State Park Office on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
For additional information, call the Beaver Island State Park office at 716-773-3271.