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Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers Snowmobile Club and Trail Map - Ludlow, VT




Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers

Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers Snowmobile Club is committed to the establishment and maintenance of a dedicated snowmobile trail system in Ludlow, VT.

Our History

A spirited gang of hardy fun loving snowmobilers from Ludlow decided that their group had grown to such numbers that a formal organization was needed to govern their activities. On March 23rd 1972 the Side Hill Cronchers Snowmobile Club was officially incorporated with the State of Vermont. Four Directors are listed on the Incorporation papers: Ray McCullough, David Harlow, Patricia D. Ellison and Ignatius Matulonis.

It was determined that the purpose of the club was to: promote the development of recreational areas for the use of snowmobilers within the state; actively seek and support the preservation and protection of our natural environment; encourage the safe, courteous, lawful and responsible use of snowmobiles; promote participation in social activities of the membership.

Legend has it that the name "Side Hill Croncher" is derived from a four legged animal that inhabits the remote forested regions of Ludlow. It is reported that the Cronchers' right legs are shorter than their left legs. The shorter legs are attributed to the fact that for hundreds or thousands of years the animals have been traveling, always in a clockwise direction, on the steep hills and mountains of Ludlow and a mutation has resulted. This mutation has made it easier for the Croncher to traverse the hillsides of Ludlow. The short uphill legs allow the Croncher to run at tremendous speeds around the mountains, in fact Cronchers almost always travel at full speed, making it difficult to see them!

The original name, "Side Hill Cronchers", which was suggested by Harvey Gray, was changed on April 7, 2005, with the adoption of updated by-laws, to "Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers" to identify the geographical area the club has responsibility for.

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