Long Lake NY Snowmobiling 2017
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LONG LAKE TRAILS
Weekend outlook Feb 23-26th.
Thursday/Friday/Sat: Temps mid 50’s Overall interior wooded trails are holding snowpack, but warmer temps and rain in forecast just making a general mess of the trails. Trails along roads are thin/marginal.
STAY OFF OF LAKES. Use DESIGNATED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS. When coming to town from the Newcomb Trail – USE THE STATE BOAT LAUNCH TRAIL THAT CONNECTS TARBELL HILL ROAD & JIM BIRD ROAD TO DOCK/OLIVET ROAD TO ROUTE 30. Best Bets to get to Long Lake via Newcomb or via C7 to Sabattis Road to C7B or trailer your sleds to Long Lake and ride our interior trails including Lake Eaton Loop S86. Access Raquette Lake via Inlet or Moose River Plains and USE TRAILS ONLY.
Report from Tupper Trail/C8B at 9:44am Monday.: Marginal.
Weather Outlook: Warm up this week. Wooded trails have some snow cover, but missing some snow in some inside corners. Will have mud and ice popping in spots and use caution for running water/waterholes.
Trails are in marginal condition, with up to 6 inches of base. Many areas have wet spots and running water by noon.
Grooming Report C8B & S86 – not great. North & northwest side of Long Lake Trail system. Still a few open water holes on the backside of Lake Eaton and the campsite loop.
Tracks were groomed from Beaver River to Sabattis. Losing coverage fast. Marginal
Newcomb Trail – . Use caution near County Line Flow – this section of trail is marked with caution signs, some rough spots and still some water here and there. Icy in corners. Decent base.
Banks along Sabattis and North Point Road have been cut, and grooming team from Hamilton County Highway reports “Banks are cut.”
Grooming happens throughout the week and weekend days and nights. Use caution and follow speed limits. All roads in Long Lake, NY & Raquette Lake NY are open to riders to connect to inner trail system. This include the Bridge OVER Long Lake to connect to Rice Road to Kickerville Road to hook up to Tupper Trail and points North C7B.
In Long Lake Riders report decent snowcover on the rails and recommend Dock/Olivet Road to State Boat Parking Lot 2 to connect to Jim Bird Road & Newcomb Trail.
The Forked Lake Spur Trail is currently closed. Use North Point Road / shoulders to ride.
Kickerville/Lake Eaton/Tupper Trail C7B Northern section – Fair Northern LL Trails. 1.5 inches of fresh snow, open water in places. Use caution.
All trails Raquette Lake/Long Lake – Fiar. Some trails still have water holes and some streams still flowing. Use common sense and caution. Speed limits on roads 20MPH. Please stay to the right and use your hand signals.
Raquette Trails. Fair to good.
Long Lake Trails – Fair to Good .
Newcomb Trail Long Lake NY – Fair
Tupper Trail C7B & Shorter Lake Eaton Loop S86- Fair
Train Tracks C7 from Beaver River to Sabattis – Thank you to BRASS for grooming tracks. Some rails showing, but overall fair conditions.
Sabattis Road C7B – Banks cut. Tons of snow. Thanks Ham County & LL Highway Crews
Please note: Northpoint Road, Tarbell Hill Road, Kickerville Road and Sabattis Road banks have all been cut for snowmobiles. Thanks Long Lake & Hamilton County Highway Crews!
Backside of Lake Eaton S86 – Fair
Lake Eaton Campsite Loop – Fair
Check Weather Conditions. We collect weather from weatherunderground.com, accuweather, WTEN, weather.com and NCPR.org for an overview.
Check trail conditions
Groomers go out when temperatures and conditions warrant it. If you see an old report and you want an update contact 518.624.3077 9am – 4pm. Send mother nature’s snow machine up here.
Use trails, not LAKES.
We cannot recommend riding on lakes or ponds, as our snowmobile trails do not cross lakes. Lakes are not part of our trail system. Call 518.624.3077
SNOWMOBILE WEB MAP Use “Town of Long Lake” for Club Name – DOWNLOAD GPS INFO. LIMITED CELL SERVICE IN AREA. PRE-LOAD YOUR ROUTE BEFORE DEPARTURE!
The only gas available in Long Lake will at Stewart’s Shops – route 28N and NYS 30 across from Hoss’s Country Corner. There is no gas at Kickerville Station on the Tupper Road. Best access to Stewarts – from Raquette to the North Point Road, Powerline, Mt. Sabattis to South Hill Road to Stewarts – located at the interesection of route 28N & 30.
Common Trail names:
North Point Road/Forked Lake Canoe Carry. C8B.
Powerline Trail to Forked Lake & Northpoint Road. S80. Banks cut by Hamilton County Highway and Long Lake Highway crews. Wooded trails groomed by Town of Long Lake. Some road and bank/shelf riding. Stay on this trail to get to Long Lake/Mt. Sabattis, downtown
Newcomb Trail. C7B Wooded, turns and hills and early sledding – use caution. Swamp areas.
Lake Eaton Trail. Loop S86. Short-loop
Tupper Trail C7B. Wooded log roads are good rides in the interior section of trails, from Grampus up to Number 5. Park trailers at lot just south of the the Northern Sabattis Road entrance – it’s posted with parking signs and PLOWED! Trailer and park at Kickerville Mobil to access Kickerville Road and Tupper Trail.
This trail spans along logging trails near Grampus Lake, along NYS route 30 and connects with the Lake Eaton Intersection or continues on to Grange Park/Kickerville Road linking up to the business district in Long Lake.
Train Tracks to Sabattis. C7. Rails. Fun Fact – come to Long Lake for Gas for services and food! You either run the rails, or find the trails. This trail connects south to Old Forge, Stillwater, Norridgewok and North to Tupper Lake. Thank you to BRASS – Beaver River Association for grooming the Long Lake span of the tracks to Sabattis.
Sabattis Road. C7BRoad Trail. Banks cut on Friday’s by Hamilton County Road Crew. Use this trail to connect to train track corridor or link up with C7B to link up to Long Lake along Route 30 to Kickerville Road.
Kickerville Road. C7B. Obey speedlimits. Banks are routinely cut by the Long Lake Highway Department when conditions warrant it. Please be mindful of driveways along this trail.
Grange Park to Kickerville Road. C7B. Continuation of the “Tupper Trail” from Lake Eaton and Endion road. Follow shoulders and speed limits.
Lake Eaton backside loop. S86. Always opened last, once we receive enough snow in the woods. Loop around Lake Eaton and link up to route 30, North to Tupper Trail/Sabattis. Access from Endion Road or NYS Route 30. This is a also a x-c ski trail. Use caution. New bridge on the backside of Lake Eaton.
Jim Bird Connector Trail off of the Tarbell Hill Road and the Newcomb Trail.. This is a narrow trail along the edge of the State Boat Launch off of Olivet Road connecting to Jim Bird Road to Tarbell Hill Road to the Newcomb Trail. Use caution and go slow. This is an off-the lake trail connecting downtown Long Lake to Newcomb trail. Speed limit 20 mph. Connect to town on this short section of trail.
RAQUETTE LAKE TRAILS
7th Lake Mt Trail connecting to Moose River Plains. C8
Bug Lake Trail. S81. Groomed by Inlet Barnstormers
Browns Tract/Uncas Road. C8
Dump Road. C8
Moose River Plains 7th Lake Mt Connector Narrow trail. It connects to Moose River Plains. It is a narrow trail, follow posted speeds. ”
Map of 7th Lake Mt. Trail Moose River Map
This trail starts off of Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake. 12.8 Miles connecting to Inlet and Moose River Plains trail systems.
The trails in Long Lake are groomed by the Parks & Recreation Staff and our Hamilton County & Long Lake Highway Crews. If you are out on the trails and notice trees or limbs down please contact our office 518.624.3077.
Please note we have varied conditions on differing trails. Please read the reports for the individual trails listed below.
We never recommend riding on lakes or ponds, as our snowmobile trails do not cross lakes. Lakes are not part of our trail system.
Long Lake and Raquette Lake have tons of trails some great restaurants and lodging for every snowmobile traveler. Pack up your sleds and come to our winter wonderland for the 2015 winter snowmobile season.
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