Snowmobiling’s beginnings can be traced back to the needs of the logging industry, trappers, and rural people who were looking for dependable over-the-snow transportation. As time and technology advanced the machines became the basis for a new type of recreation.
New Hampshire played an important role in establishing snowmobiling as a viable and acceptable form of recreation. It’s leadership continues with the establishment of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum.
The museum pays tribute to the snowmobile pioneers, where visitors can view memorabilia and machines, thereby understanding the important role snowmobiling plays in the state’s economic and recreational mix.
Founded in 1985, the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association became the first and only state sponsored snowmobile museum in the United States.
This public-private partnership has proven to be very successful, resulting in a one-of-a-kind complex boasting a collection of over 80 snow-traveling machines and a large collection of memorabilia.
The New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association, which hosts several vintage snowmobile events annually, is located at Bear Brook State Park, Just Off Rt. 28, Allenstown, NH.