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Welcome to the Caledonia County Snowmobile Trail Club

Welcome to the Caledonia County Snowmobile Trail Club! Its time to get ready for winter. Get your machines serviced, purchase your TMA's and get ready for snow! Please stop back often for updates and more! Ride Safe and Ride Right!


Note: Any TMA's ordered will ship towards the end of November.


Latest Updates

Sad news to pass along

It saddens us to report the sudden passing of Ray Heath, one of our Directors. He was lost in a construction accident on Saturday. Ray was truly the glue that held our club together. He was always the go to guy, and his knowledge and years of helping out on the trails and helping with the club will be sorely missed. He leaves some really big shoes to fill, and he will be truly missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his immediate and extended family.
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Save The Date!

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Trails are shaping up!

The trails are slowly shaping up, with the crews out working on debrushing and signage, while avoiding all the hunters. We are hoping that temperatures will soon drop, giving that frozen base for mother natures white gold to fall on. img_2343




If mother nature cooperates, we should be riding in a little over a month. Please check on the website to see if the trails are open before venturing out, and remember to respect the landowners by staying on the marked trails. Their generosity allows us to enjoy this sport we love so much, and the clubs work hard to get the trails open.

Also don’t forget to purchase your Early Bird TMA before December 15! Support your local club!

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Snowmobile Safety Class December 5

On Saturday December 5, there will be a Snowmobile Safety Class held at the Waterford Ridge Runners Clubhouse. The class runs from 8-4 and lunch will be provided. This course is open to anyone 12 years and up, and is a requirement for anyone born after July 1, 1983

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Fall Work Dates

Happy fall! the temperatures are dropping, and snow is teasing us now. We are less than two months till the trails open, and now is the time to start preparing the trails.

We are looking to schedule work days on October 25 and November 1 from 9AM to around 2 PM. We are looking for volunteers to help brush the trails, and possibly put out some signs. IF you have an ATV and/or a saw that would be helpful, but also need some manpower. if you could email us at snowmobilecaledoniavt@yahoo.com and let us know if you can help. We look forward to seeing you, and thanks in advance to those who volunteer.

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In Memory of Robert “Bob” Farmer 1937-2015


It is with tremendous sadness we report the passing of our
longtime Director Bob Farmer. The snowmobile community has suffered a great
loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family

Robert Harold Farmer, of Waterford, Vt., passed away at his
home Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. He was born on the family farm in East Burke on
May 25, 1937, to Harold and Stella (Nutting) Farmer where he joined his older
sister Marilyn. He attended a one-room school in East Burke through eighth
grade and graduated from St. Johnsbury Trade School
in 1955.

His work life began as an equipment operator for Olsen
Construction in 1955. He then served the country in the United States Army from
1961 to 1963. Soon after this he found work in a logging camp in Averill for
two winters. His second winter in the camps he found himself living with an
entire crew of only French speaking loggers. He was the dozer operator and
after struggling in 6 feet of snow the second winter with no one else who spoke
English he decided this was not his chosen profession.

He purchased his first snowmobile on Dec. 19, 1964 — an
event that defined his life for the next 50 years. On Dec. 31, 1964, he met
Jeannette Paquette while on a break from logging. They married on April 30,
1966. Two sons Michael and Alan soon followed and they moved to Waterford in
1969 where Bob and Jeannette resided for 45 years. His career in the
construction industry spanned 50+ years working for many highway and bridge
contractors including Caledonia Sand & Gravel, Pizzagalli,
Winterset, Earth Construction Inc. He was part of a shrinking but hardy group
of men who helped build the interstate highway system in Vermont, New Hampshire
and Maine. In 1988 he started his own company Bob Farmer Bulldozing.
Self-employed for 18 years he retired in 2006.

Snowmobiling to Bob was a way of life and he help found the
Waterford Ridge Runners snowmobile club in 1971 and the Moose River Rock
Dodgers from Concord soon after. He was instrumental in building the Waterford
club house by moving a building from the East Haven radar base in 1974. He
repeated this act in 2005 but this time the building was moved to become the
groomer garage for the Caledonia County Trail Club in St Johnsbury.
Snowmobiling in the ’70s meant limited signing and un-groomed trails so Bob
began developing small trail groomers to improve riding conditions. In 1988 he
began operating the Caledonia County Trail club groomer covering 78 miles
several times per week in St. Johnsbury, Kirby,
Waterford and Burke. In 2004 he was the Vermont State Snowmobiler of Year,
nominated by many friends and snowmobilers for his lifelong contributions. He
retired from grooming in 2012 as his illness prevented him from working.

After he left Averill in 1966 he thought it would be never
to return. But 9 years later he and Jeannette built a camp on St. Regis Paper
Company land. The family camp served as our vacation spot for many years and
from it allowed Bob and family to snowmobile in the winter, hunt and fish
during the rest of the year. Bob and Jeannette have entertained many friends
and family at the Hangover Inn.

In 1989 Bob’s first daughter-in-law Pam joined the family
and in 1996 the second Michelle. Grandsons Ethan and Kevin and granddaughter
Taylor have all joined the family since.

He enjoyed his pontoon boat, fishing and 4-wheeling last
summer with all his retired friends

He is survived by his wife Jeannette (Paquette), two sons
and their wives, Michael and his wife Pamela, and Alan and his wife Michelle,
and three grandchildren, Ethan, Kevin and Taylor Farmer.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Marilyn and
her husband Bob Norcross.

The family would like to thank Caledonia County Home Health
for their support and care during his time of illness.
Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Pearson’s Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m.
A memorial service will take place following the visiting hours at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Reverend Barbara Dwyer will be officiating.
Burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery in Waterford with full military honors in the spring.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be marked in Bob’s memory to:
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201 or
Caledonia Home Health Care, 161 Sherman Drive, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Online condolences can be offered to the family at
Pearson’s Funeral Home located at 70 Church Street in Lyndonville are in care of the arrangements.

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Opening Day!

Today is the opening day of the trails. The groomer is out opening gates and looking for trail issues-trees down etc.

Please respect landowners and stay on marked trails, and do not go around closed gates. If you come across some downed trees in trails please try and clear it out of the way safely.

Be alert for downed trees and water bars. And a big thank you to the landowners and all of our supporters of the Caledonia County Club!


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Early Bird TMA’s Ending Soon!

Greetings all, the time is drawing near where the early bird TMA’s will be ending. If you haven’t purchased yours yet, there is still time. Just click on the link above. Remember the discounted Family TMA’s are only available until December 15 as well, so buy now before the increase.


It’s a easy as:

1. Fill out the TMA form with your information-if you are a non-resident landowner, please fill out the property information as well.

2. Select the TMA type from the store-Resident, Non-Resident, Family, etc.

3. Pay for your purchase via PayPal or you can pay with a credit card.

You can also download and print out a registration form, and mail in with your payment.

Any questions please let us know!

Have a great snowmobile season!

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Upcoming Trail Work Dates

There will be some upcoming work dates in October:
Caledonia County Snowmobile Trail Club
All volunteers welcome! We need help with trail cleanup and reroute.
Come for a day or a weekend! If you ride our trails please try to lend a hand.
October 18th and 19th
October 25th and 26th
Contact via email for more info! Hope to see you then!

Email: snowmobilecaledoniavt@yahoo.com

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