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Long Lake Snowmobiling 2013/2014


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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 2013/ 2014 winter snowmobile season.


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Moonlighter’s Poker Run:

Friday, February 7th & 8th, 2014

The Moonlighters Snowmobile Club’s hosts their annual poker run spanning three communities including: Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Pick up your Play Card at the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room. $10.00 per person – must be 18 years of age to get a card

Starts at open of business on Friday, February 7th –
Play cards available at either the Newcomb House or the Tap Room
Ends 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 8th at a location to be announced. – all stamped play cards must be in by 5:00 – no exceptions!
Stops to be announced!

Door prizes will be awarded at 6:00 PM and also awards for 1st/2nd/3rd best hand
1st Prize – $100.00 2nd Prize – $75.00 3rd Prize – $50.00

Door Prizes to be announced.

President, Jim Piraino, Long Lake Diner Phone: 518.624.3941
Secretary, Harry Buxton, 518.624.2009

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Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby

February 8, 2014. 7am – 3pm $25 Fee per person.

Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton.

Registration at the Town Hall starts 6am – 6:30am. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at the Lake Eaton Campground Beach.

Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.

Lake Eaton Fishing Derby Registration

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Vintage Snowmobile Races:

January 19, 2014, Noon. This event is still on as of 1/16/14! We’ll see you on Sunday!

Join the Long Lake Lions Club and welcome the Northern New York Vintage Snosled Racers to the ice track at Long Lake. Traditional oval races on Saturday followed by the Long Lake 100 Miler on Sunday. A track on the historic Jennings Park Pond provides a natural ice track, plowed and groomed by our local volunteers. Vintage Racing is a thrill of speed, talent and sheer excitement as the passionate riders take to the stage. Admission $10. Food sold on site.

Please check www.nnyvsr.com for more information.nnyvsr.com

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Maps and Information:

MAPS:
The Town of Long Lake publishes a snowmobile trail map available by calling 518.624.3077 or request a map thru snail mail. Don’t forget to give us your address. The Town of Long Lake does not share addresses with anyone, but we will send the occasional update: Contact Us

  • Snowmobile Trail Map Side | 2014 (PDF)
  • LL/RL Snowmobile Map Text | 2014 (PDF)
  • Maps with Printable PDF Links – Great resource: www.nysnowmobilewebmap.com

    Jimpaco Snowmobile Trails

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    Parking:

    IN LONG LAKE – PARK YOUR TRAILERS – At Lake Eaton Campground, Base of Mt. Sabattis across from the Corner Motel, Park at the Long Lake State Boat Launch on Olivet Road, Park on Route 30 near the LL Town Beach, at Kickerville Mobil. Call 518.624.3077 for more information
    Snowmobiling Adirondacks has never been so easy!

    IN RAQUETTE LAKE – PARK YOUR TRAILER: Check in at the RL Tap Room 315.354.4581 for info on parking in Raquette Lake.

    Snowmobile Trail Map: www.nysnowmobilewebmap.com

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    Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club:

    Register to become a Long Lake Moonlighter! Save on registration fees, fees help fund the trails in Long Lake and Hamilton County if you register through NYSSA! Save money and help out with trail maintenance!

    Visit Their Website: Register On-Line to be a Moonlighter!

    New York State Snowmobile trails. Long Lake zip code is 12847. Raquette Lake is 13436. If you ride in Old Forge & Inlet you need to purchase an additional snowmobile trail permit. Long Lake and Raquette Lake do not require additional permits. You only have to be a registered sled in New York State.

    AT&T cell phone service now available in Hamlet of Long Lake. It’s a great safety net while snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. Sorry, no Verizon plans at this time

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    Snowmobile Neighbors:

    Connect over to Newcomb and to Indian Lake on Trail 538. Look for easier access off of Long Pond Road to grab trail to Newcomb and Indian Lake. Look for signage.

    Access Newcomb Trail off of Tarbell Hill Road.

    In Newcomb: To access trail to Indian Lake you will need to cross route 28N at the Essex/Hamilton County Line to access entry, or stay on the trail and head into Newcomb.

    Cranberry Lake Trail Conditions: CL Mountaineers
    Beaver River Info: Norridgewock on Facebook
    Indian Lake & Surrounding Communties: ilsnow.com
    Tupper Lake Surrounding Communties: Tupper Lake Trail Conditions
    Old Forge Trail System: Old Forge Trail Conditions/Additional Permit Fee Required
    Inlet Snowmobile Trail System: Inlet Trails/Additional Permit Fee Required
    Supertrax Magazine: Supertrax Magazine

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    Raquette Lake Winter Carnival:

    February 15-16, 2014. A Raquette Lake tradition for over 50 years! Meet at the RL Library. Saturday morning 10am kids games, followed by Ladies Frying Pan Toss and Adult Golf. Enjoy an early evening bonfire, tug-o-war, with a finale fireworks presentation over the lake.

    On Sunday at NOON participate in the Chainsaw and Cross-Cut Competition. Not to be missed!

    518.624.3077 or 315-354-4581

    Visit Our Calendar Of Events Page: calendarofevents.com

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    Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival:

    Saturday, January 18th, 2014

    CLICK HERE FOR WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2014

    The Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and the Town of Long Lake host a winter carnival on Mt. Sabattis the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend. The great snowmobile parade kicks off this fantastic family event followed by the crowning of the King and Queen. Events of the day include the Cardboard Box Derby Race, One Shot Basketball, Money Balloon Hunt, Snowball Golf, and the ever famous Ladies Frying Pan Toss competition. The night rounds out with a fireworks display. The Long Lake Little Bus starts running at Noon until 2am escorting children and families to their homes, lodgings and out to dinner.

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    Snowmobile Tips and Info:

    STICKERS have to be on your cowl, not your running boards.

    It MUST be on the COWL or HOOD and NOT on either the TUNNEL or the WINDSHIELD. The fine is in the $200.00 range with an $80.00 surcharge. Make sure your registrations are in the proper place! They are ticketing this season, so be aware of the rules so you maximize the best snowmobiling experience.

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    Grooming Information:

    Be respectful of Groomers. Stop, Pull over and go slow if passing. Give the groomer the right of way especially as many of our trails are only allowed to be a max of eight feet wide!

    The Town of Long Lake operates three groomers and three Skandic snowmobile groomers to cover the communities of Raquette Lake and Long Lake NY. The Town of Long Lake also coordinates with the Beaver River Association along the train tracks to groom between Sabattis and Norridgewock.

    Long Lake receives Trail Funding through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Translation – if you register your sled with the Moonlighter’s in Hamilton County the monies you pay go back into the New York State Trail Fund and it helps fund our trails. So THANK YOU.

    Grooming Insider Scoop: How much snow does it take to make a good base? One foot of snow can be packed down by groomers to a depth of two to six inches depending on the type of snow (Wet/Dry). Grooming on a flat smooth ground will get your a great flat trail early in the season. Limited snowpack and uneven terrain needs more snow to cover the trail and make it smooth.

    The Long Lake and Raquette Lake groomers go out daily and on weekends to ensure the best riding conditions. Groomers will be out overnight prior to special events including the Poker Run.

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    Eating, Sleeping and Gas:

    IN LONG LAKE

    Business is open all year round in Long Lake and Raquette Lake and we sure appreciate your business. Traveling during the week ensures a great vacation and great trail conditions. Call the Long Lake Tourism Office for information and check out our hot deals page for discounts and information.

    Long Lake Hot Deals: Long Lake Hot Deals

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    Snowmobile Neighbors:

    Connect over to Newcomb and to Indian Lake on Trail C8. Look for easier access off of Long Pond Road to grab trail to Newcomb and Indian Lake. Look for signage.

    Access Newcomb Trail off of Tarbell Hill Road.

    In Newcomb: To access trail to Indian Lake you will need to cross route 28N at the Essex/Hamilton County Line to access entry, or stay on the trail and head into Newcomb.

    Cranberry Lake Trail Conditions: CL Mountaineers
    Beaver River Info: Norridgewock on Facebook
    Indian Lake & Surrounding Communties: ilsnow.com
    Tupper Lake Surrounding Communties: Tupper Lake Trail Conditions
    Old Forge Trail System: Old Forge Trail Conditions/Additional Permit Fee Required
    Inlet Snowmobile Trail System: Inlet Trails/Additional Permit Fee Required
    Supertrax Magazine: Supertrax Magazine

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    Snowmobile Rentals:

    Don’t have your own sled? Rentals are available in neighboring communities. Call ahead to reserve. Ask and some vendors will arrange to trailer your sleds to your launch site.

    Adirondack Mountain Sports/Clark’s Snowmobile Rentals
    West Main Street
    Indian Lake, NY 12842
    518.648.0215 OR
    315.357.3231

    Adirondack Snowmobiles
    Gary Bishop
    518-523-4360
    Gary will trailer sleds to Long Lake with advance reservations. He’s taking reservations now! He has a large fleet of well-maintained Polaris machines. Gary also has snowmobile clothing and gear available, but as he says “he can’t clothe an army” so sledders are encouraged to bring their own gear.


    Fire Department: 911
    Transfer Station: 315.354.4107
    Raquette Lake Library: 315.354.4005
    Emergency Squad: 911
    Code Enforcement: 518.624.2009
    Town Judge/Court: 624.3761
    Town Supervisor: 518.624.3001

    TRAIL CONDITION REPORT…

    LONG LAKE TRAILS

    March 30, 2014. Wet slush, Base 5-10 inches, with slush cover trails. Spring-like conditions. Banks on North Point and Sabattis have been pushed back. Wooded trails are rideable, but definitely softer than they were yesterday. Hope to see you out in Long Lake & Raquette Lake for the final week of sledding!

    Look for more info for weekend riding. Trailers can park at Kickerville Mobil. Check out hot deals for Mid Week lodging deals.Hot Lodging Deals

    Powerline Trail to Forked Lake.
    Spring It connects Northpoint Road to Downtown Long Lake via Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area.

    Newcomb Trail.
    Conditions: Spring conditions.

    Please note starting in January 2014 there will be active logging of Pickwacket area between Newcomb and Long Lake. There are some obstacles in the swampy section near the Long Lake Transfer station section of trail. Use caution, observe signage and travel safely. This trail connects up to C8 to Indian Lake.

    North Point Road/Forked Lake Canoe Carry. C8B. Spring Conditions. Forked Lake Road – good. North Point Road has an ice base as banks have been cut back. Ride at your own risk on roadways. Thank you Hamilton County Highway Crew! Take this trail all the way to power line to town. Do not use Steamboat Landing (off of North Point Road) as it crosses private property

    Lake Eaton Trail. Loop S86.
    Groomed. Good in the woods

    Tupper Trail C7B.
    Spring conditions, slushy. Ice banks/slush on Kickerville Road, Rice Road and Mix Road. 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. C7B. Use caution at switches. This trail connects south to Old Forge and North to Tupper Lake. Stay tuned for more updates

    Sabattis Road. C7 Banks pushed back Thank you 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.
    Use caution Follow shoulders and speed limits. Many driveways on this span of trail.

    Grange Park to Kickerville Road. C7B.
    Good. Spring conditions. Continuation of the “Tupper Trail” from Lake Eaton and Endion road. Follow shoulders and speed limits.

    Lake Eaton backside loop. Good. 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.. Fair. This is a rough trail along the edge of the State Boat Launch off of Olivet Road connecting to Jim Bird Road eventually to the Newcomb Trail. This connector is narrow and not often groomed due to width. Use caution and go slow. Not a long connector, but necessary to connect from downtown Long Lake to Newcomb trail. Speed limit 20 mph. Connect to town on this short section of trail.

    RAQUETTE LAKE TRAILS

    Lakes
    Ask a local. We never recommend riding on lakes or ponds, as our snowmobile trails do not cross lakes. Lakes are not part of our trail system. Ask a local. Call 315.354.4581 and get local insight about conditions.

    Wayne says: Spring like conditions.

    Bug Lake Trail
    Good. base 2-10 with 10-12 inches snow cover

    Browns Tract/Uncas Road
    Good until you get to the section of road where the banks have been pushed back for traffic, but there is an ice base which is rideable.

    Dump RoadGood

    Moose River Plains Spring conditions. Take it easy. All riding is at your own risk. The trail has the character of a wilderness trail. There won’t be any fast riding on this connector trail, but it connects you and takes you thru some new areas.”

    Map of 7th Lake Mt. Trail New 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. More work will be done this summer. Ride at your own risk until further reports are in.

    The trails in Long Lake are groomed by the Parks & Recreation Staff only. 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.

    Power Line Trail connecting North Point Road and Hamlet of Long Lake will be open this year.

    We never recommend riding on lakes or ponds, as our snowmobile trails do not cross lakes. Lakes are not part of our trail system.

    OFFICIAL NOTICE…