By Shawn Barry 1-15-2018
Mother Nature…..I need a word with you!
Our snowy end to December and the cold start to the new year got our
season off to a good start. Unfortunately most of that snow melted away
with the high temps and rain of the January thaw. Hopefully by the time
you read this Winter will be back in full swing.
The trail re-route to Bow Lake via Fire Road 38 has been completed and
has been put to good use. Our groomers had been out multiple times and
the trails were in excellent shape especially for early season riding.
Please use caution when riding on frozen bodies of water> Know the
conditions BEFORE you ride. Please stay on the trail respect our
landowners and their property. Without them, we’d have nowhere to ride.
New trail maps have been printed and are available at all our local
power sports dealerships including Bickford’s Sports Center in Epsom,
St’ Hilaire Motorsports and Rochester Sports Center in Barrington, Dover
Marine in Dover plus Log Home Hardware in Nottingham. You can join the
club and register your sleds at these locations. Our Strafford Town
Office is also an OHRV agent. You can also pick up a new map trail-side
at Isinglass Store and Uncle George’s by the Dam. We’d like to take this
opportunity to thank our many map advertisers. (in no particular order)
Allied Fuels, St. Hilaire Motorsports, Isinglass Country Store, Scott
Barry Trucking, Uncle George’s, Bickford’s Sports Center, Nippo Lake
Golf Club. Karen and Julio’s Diner, Heritage True Value Hardware and
Heritage Corner Markets, Johnson’s Seafood and Steak. Rochester Sports
Center, Tough Tymes Grill, Northwood House of Pizza, Sweet’s Logging and
Land Clearing, Mike Harris & Son Plumbing and Heating, Dante’s Pasta and
Vino, Adagio Spa and Salon, Lynn Sweet/Home Sweet Home RE/MAX, Don J
Clifford Building Contractor and Provensorce Machine. Thank you for your
Our annual Club Bonfire and Cookout/Ride-In is scheduled for Saturday
February 17th (conditions permitting) from 5 to 9pm at the Barry home at
1437 Parker Mountain Road. The Swamp Stompers will provide hamburgers
and hot dogs on the grill plus soda and bottled water. Please feel free
to bring a side dish or dessert to share. BYOB. Bring your sleds. Bring
the kids. All are invited. See our website or follow us on Facebook for
more details as the date gets closer. www.straffordswampstompers.org
Our next meeting will be on February 8th at Nippo Lake Golf Club. We
meet the second Thursday of the month from September through April.
Meeting at 7m. Come early for dinner.