John Puffer 2016 Groomer of the Year Work and Play: Suzuki Groomer Snowmobile trail blocked by tree DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide Conway Snowmobile Club Volunteers
  • John Puffer 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…

  • Suzuki Groomer
    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…

  • Snowmobile Safety: Hazards on the Trail
    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…

  • Conway Snowmobile Club Volunteers
    Mar 09, 2014 reporter Kathleen McKiernan’s detailed story about grooming snowmobile trails centers around the volunteer efforts of the Conway Snowmobile Club and 2013 Trail Worker of the Year recipient Paul Sokoloski and his son Adam.   “Typically, the two South Deerfield men would also be running their machines on the trails….

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