TRAIL CONDITIONS

Wed Jan 19th

C7B/Newcomb Trail – Fair – to good. 1st run of grooming done on Wed morning. Temps climbed up to 32 today (balmy) but looking for overnight temp drops to help firm up the base.

Tarbell Hill – snow covered – shelf was started before the snow, highway will get back to it Friday, but there is plenty of snowpack on the road to get you to the Jim Bird Spur.

C7B – Jim Dillon Park/Tupper Trail to Sabattis – Groomed Wed. 

S80 – North Point Road was shelved by Hamilton County Highway crew on Wed 1/19 – one side is shelved the entire way. Thank you! 

S86 – Lake Eaton Loop Backside to Endion – Thin. Trail is open, but expect some water holes and some bumps and hidden things along the way. Fair. 

Raquette Lake

Browns Tract/Uncas – Good

Dump Road – Good

 

Tuesday January 18th

Overnight received additional 2 inches of snow. 

Trails:

S86 – Lake Eaton Campground Loop. Groomed. Good.

C7B – Lake Eaton 3 Mile Intersection to Sabattis – Groomed on Sunday – look for grooming again on Wed 1/19. 

S80 – North Point Road – will be shelved on Wed 1/19. Open. 

C7B – Newcomb Trail. The trail is cleared and open. Will be groomed/dragged Wed 1/19.

C7B Tarbell Hill Road to Jim Bird Trail – Trail is shelved by LL Highway. Spur to Dock Road is open. 

C7B – Sabattis Road – to be shelved and groomed on Wed 1/19.

C7 – Sabattis Rails – still waiting for updates. 

Raquette Lake Trails

Wayne says.. (ok he told me a joke, but I can’t write it here) 

Uncas/Browns Tract – Good

Dump Road – Good 

7th Lake Mt. Trail – Not groomed yet, but open. 

Monday, January 17th – 

TRAILS ARE NOW OPEN with 6-8 inches of fresh snow. 

Trail Report 

LONG LAKE TRAILS

S86/C7B LAKE EATON TO TUPPER TRAIL – OPEN – GOOD. 

Known as the Backside of Lake Eaton linking to C7B and to Sabattis was groomed on Monday, January 17th. Today groomed from Endion to the Sabattis road.  3 inches of snow on the backside of Lake Eaton and 6-8 inches on the Tupper Trail.

C7B NEWCOMB TRAIL – OPEN. There’s 3 to 4 inches a fresh snow on first half a trail from Tarbell Hill towards Newcomb and around 6 to 8 inches on the second half County Line flow section.  Not dragged yet. Stay tuned. 

S80 North Point Road to Canoe Carry – Open. Shelved by Hamilton County Highway Department. RL Spur Trail will be checked on Tuesday 1/18. Expect possible hazards as groomers haven’t made it down the spur trail yet. 

Forked Lake – Not groomed yet. Just got snow on Monday 1/17 – look for updates this week. 

C7B Sabattis Road – To be shelved by Hamilton County Highway.

C7 – Train Tracks – The Town of Long Lake Thanks BRASS for grooming this section of trail. 

C7B connecting Kickerville/Grange Park (spur trail) CLOSED to Lake Eaton Loop is closed. Sledders on Kickerville can cross NYS Route 30, head north, o access Endion Road to access S86 to Lake Eaton north to link to C7B Tupper Trail and Sabattis. Other riders heading to Town – can use Kickerville/Rice Road – cross bridge and link up to trails through town to Newcomb Trail or Raquette Lake/S80 Power Line Trail. 

Hoss’s Country Campground ACCESS IS CLOSED to get to Stewart’s Shops for gas. Find alternate routes – scroll down for map. 

RAQUETTE LAKE TRAILS

OPEN – Uncas/Brown’s Tract & Dump Road open. Good. 

7th Lake Mt. Trail – not groomed yet. Stay Tuned. 

Saturday January 15th -Fireworks tonight at 6:30pm at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area. Winter Carnival starts at Noon. 

Long Lake:  Roadsides connecting to trails have been shelved by the Long Lake and Hamilton County Highway Crews including North Point Road, Endion, Tarbell, Kickerville and Dock Lane. Sabattis Shelf has NOT been cut yet. Waiting for train tracks to get SNOW.

Interior Trails are not groomed due to lack of snow. Expect thin coverage, and running water on wooded trails, conditions improve daily. Need more snow which we look forward to getting!Everything remains early conditions, ride at your own risk. We appreciate your patience. 

Groomers have been clearing trees and brush on Newcomb Trail C7B  & Backside of Lake Eaton S86 (but haven’t been all the way thru yet) They are working thru the weekend so please be patient with us. 

S86 – only got half way around the backside of this trail. Will finish up clearing out the trail on Saturday.

Newcomb Trail from Tarbell to Pickwacket has been cleared, not groomed, but couldn’t get all the way to County Line yet. 

Jim Bird Spur Trail C7B connected Tarbell Hill to Dock Lane: Tree blocking access was cut by Long Lake Highway Crew.

Please note: Access thru Hoss’s Country Campground Closed this season. Access Stewart’s for gas by coming up thru Powerline S80 to South Hill Road, all local Long Lake roads are snowmobile trails or via Jim Bird Spur to Dock Lane, behind Town Hall, to LL Ballfield and along a short section of sidewalk to Stewart’s. 

Raquette Lake Trails:

Uncas/Browns Tract Good.

Dump Road – thin in the middle, good on the sides.

Wayne says … the rain stopped and the gravel grew (on the Dump road!) Sledders are coming in to Raquette Lake and we are happy to see them.

7th Lake Mt. Trail to Moose River – not groomed yet. NEED SNOW 

2022 January 13

Well we are gearing up for snow coming on Sunday into Monday. Can’t really give a grooming report until we actually get snow, but I can give you an update on the trails.. 

For Thursday – Sunday – trail conditions continue to be ride at your own risk. Still lots of running water, mud, rocks, not enough snow for any base. Active grooming not fully operational yet. As the weather rolls in the groomers will be going Sunday into Monday. 

Roadsides are being cut by our Highway crew to flatten the banks. As we don’t have a lot of snow yet, it is the bank base. While we anticipate snow on Sun/Mon – crews will do their best to keep the banks flat. 

Roadsides being cut are

North Point to the Canoe Carry
Tarbell Hill
Endion Road
Dock Lane
Kickerville. 

Please note: Currently C7B from Kickerville/Grange Park to Lake Eaton is closed until further notice.

Re-route, sledders must ride from Lake Eaton Campground S86 to the “backside” section of the Lake Eaton Trail to Endion Road, and use cut banks on Endion Road and follow shoulder on NYS Route 30 to access downtown Long Lake. This is a major re-route change, please plan accordingly.  ** Please note – Groomer hasn’t made it all the way around Lake Eaton yet, but we are still working on it. Expect mud/trees/rocks etc. This is from Thursday 1/13/2022. 

2022. 01.07 Friday Condition

Raquette Lake
Wayne says: “It’s a smorgasborg of base. We have a mix of hard pack, glare ice and gravel all depending on where it rained hot water”  There is 2 inches of “packy” snow. Uncas/Browns Tract open to snowmobile traffic. Some sledders came in on Thursday night for Wing Night. Definitely take your time and be prepared for mixed, very early season conditions. 

Long Lake
Trails are getting cleared, but not groomable yet. Not enough snow on roadsides. Still early. Looking for temp drops early next week. Overnight lows on both Monday and Tuesday range from -18 to -20.  Some snow coming Sun/Mon/Tues – not significant accumulation, but we’ll take what we can get. 

Long Lake TRAIL CONDITIONS:

Trail Conditions

Thursday January 6, 2022

Long Lake:

While we have a bit of snow on the ground from an overnight low that swept through, we only have about 1 to 2 inches of extremely fluffy light snow that really isn’t the packable rideable stuff we are looking for. It is simply not groomable, much less rideable.  All the water/streams are running, and rocks and mud underneath the surface. We are seeing some very cold temps early next week, so hopefully get to making some ice and we do see some light precipitation, but as always we sure would like to see more. 

Raquette Lake
We may have different news to share with Raquette Lake riders on Friday so stay tuned. Again, water flowing, rocks, and mud underneath a bare existence of 1-2 inches of very fluffy light ungroomable snow. Please note that Browns Tract is currently closed to vehicular traffic at this time as in the winter it is a snowmobile trail only. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Links here:

Moonlighters Snowmobile Club on FB
Big Moose/Old Forge Snowmobiling Group FB
Childwold Sno Packers FB
St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Conditions
Newcomb Snowmobile Club FB
Northern Adirondack Snowmobile Conditions FB 

The Town of Long Lake does not report on lake conditions.

While technically in NYS trails are “allowed” to be open, we aren’t quite ready for you yet!  We have snow on the ground and we are out cleaning up the trails, which is an on-going process as we have a variety of wind events, but that way we will be ready for you when that cold snap happens! 

There are going to be some changes in 2022 season.  Sledders will no longer be able to cross through Hoss’s Country Campground as a short cut to get to Stewart’s Shops for Gas. We ask riders to hope on the Powerline Trail S80, come down Mt. Sabattis Pavilion Road, turn right up South Hill and then a left to the access spur to get to the NYS 28N / 30 intersection and scoot right over to Stewart’s Shop for Gas. (this way you can stay off of the sidewalks which are usually bare depending on the time of day you hit them) – 

 

The other alternative is to just come off the pond near the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub. 

We will also have a new re-route, the trail will no longer be on the number 5 road off of NYS Route 30 known as the “Tupper Trail” We have a new spur which will link up closer to the Snowmobile Trailer Parking Lot on NYS Route 30.  Won’t make a difference for mileage, but will alleviate some parking, plowing and traffic issues on one of our hunting club roads. Thank you to our landowner for working with us to get this spur open. We will post it on the map as soon as I return from my holiday vacation break. Please be patient. It’s signed and ready to go and we will get revised GPS out to state in the new year.  It is not a major re-route, more of a re-direction. 

We look forward to working with our partners all around us to get our trail system rocking for the New Year.

Winter Carnival is slated for Saturday, January 15, 2022, and it’s our 20th! Please Join our Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and we will see you soon! 

 

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Newcomb Trail
Newcomb Trail (C7B):   

Tarbell Hill Road/South Hill: Use shelves and banks as you can. These roads are residential town roads. Use sides and shelf when available. There are bare spots where the sun meets the road. 

Powerline Trail (S80): 

North Point Road (S80): 

Kickerville Road: (C7B)  

Tupper Trail (C7B): 

Lake Eaton (S86) Campground Loop.

Lake Eaton (S86)  

Sabattis Road (C7B) 

Train Tracks. 

Raquette Lake: 

 

 
 

WEATHER:

 

Please visit our local businesses. We are open! 

Make sure you register your sled and sign up to be a Moonlighter.  Link here:

Moonlighter Snowmobile Club 

Our dining/lodging & gas  destinations will be open.  We’ve been working diligently to provide safe stops along the way.  

The Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner & Long View Lodge will all have ample space for riders and expanded seating and dining areas in and out as needed.

The Raquette Lake Tap Room has put on an addition to help accomodate more customers to meet the safety requirements.  So we will be open and ready for you.

Gas will be available in Raquette Lake and in Long Lake at the Long View Lodge off of S80 (Powerline Trail & the Lake) and at Stewart’s Shops.  All local roads in Long Lake and Raquette Lake are designated snowmobile trails. We will cut road banks with the assistance of Long Lake Highway and Hamilton County Highway Department to help funnel sleds on area interior roadways in the town to get you safely to our interior trails. 

Download the ADKS USA map ap – links provided on this page – it has the most updated trail information and local business information as it becomes available. 

Wed 02/24
80% / 0 in
Cloudy this morning with periods of light rain and snow this afternoon. High 37F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 80%.

Tonight  02/24
78% / 0.9 in
Rain and snow this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Low near 20F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snowfall around one inch.

Thurs 02/25
31% / 0.1 in
Becoming partly cloudy later with any flurries or snow showers ending by noontime. High 24F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

Friday 02/26
13% / 0 in
Partly cloudy. High 31F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday  Night 02/26
20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. Low 17F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 02/27
65% / 1.3 in
Snow during the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow during the afternoon. High 39F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 70%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Saturday  Night 02/27
39% / 0.1 in
Cloudy with a mix of rain and snow in the evening. A few breaks in the clouds late. Low 28F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 40%.

Sunday 02/28
31% / 0.01 in
Cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 41F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
 

 

Grooming Equipment and Management of Trail Systems:

The Town of Long Lake manages the trails in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. 

There are three pisten bully groomers –

2 in Long Lake
1 in Raquette Lake
2 snowmobiles in Raquette Lake with drags 
1 snowmobile in Long Lake with a drag –

We move the equipment around depending on conditions. If equipment breaks down and is unavailable to do it’s normal “routine” we will put an alert on our trail conditions page if it impacts our trails.  But often times we are able to secure help or use alternative equipment to adjust if things aren’t working

Why are the trails not better marked with signage?  If you see a specific area needing signage, please let us know. We can’t fix it if we don’t know. We have two crew in Long Lake and one in Raquette Lake. They are in charge of brushing, grooming, maintaining their trails, but it is always appreciated to have input. Don’t complain, volunteer! We’d love to have you.  Please email longlake@mylonglake.com  This is a great way to give back to your community and support your local trail system.  

The Town of Long Lake works with the Long Lake Highway Department in both Long Lake & Raquette Lake, and our Hamilton County Highway Department to help with all the roadsides and shelfing area roads.

Partnerships with other communities
We also have been rescued in emergencies, by the generosity of Newcomb’s trail groomer. The Town of Newcomb has always helped us out when needed and we appreciate the community shared services in emergencies and we would do the same for them.

The Inlet Barnstormers groom wooded trails around Raquette Lake including the 8th Lake & Bug Lake Trail and the continuation of the 7th Lake Mt. Trail and into the Moose River Plains.

The Beaver River Association grooms for Long Lake on the train tracks from Sabattis south for 12 miles.

Lots of coordination pulls all of this together in the Parks & Rec upstairs office. So there’s that to look after for over 70 miles of trails in our two communities. And grooming operations go on 7 days a week in the winter months.

Our trails are on LAND not Lakes. 

Thank you to our snowmobile partners who help keep our roadways open for snowmobile traffic this season. Special thanks to our highway department for filling in thin spots along area roadways.  

Long Lake Highway will be cutting banks  Owls Head Lane, Tarbell Hill, Dock Road & Kickerville Road. 

Hamilton County Highway crews will be cutting banks on North Point and Sabattis Road and they are doing a great job working with our crew!  Thank you. 

USE TRAILS NOT LAKES

We do NOT recommend riding on lakes.  Our groomed trail system does NOT CROSS LAKES.  Lakes are NOT part of our trail system.  

Thanks to Inlet Barnstormers for their work on the Bug Lake Trail and other trails connecting to Raquette Lake Trail System. 

Lodging available at Donnellys Sunset Point “The Lake House” The Adirondack Hotel & The Long View Lodge & & Motel Long Lake The Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room

GAS in Long Lake available at
Long View Lodge while open or call
Stewart’s Shops until 10pm

GAS  – Snowmobile Gas will be available at Raquette Lake Supply Company at the STORE PUMPS when the trails are passable — which means… 

2021 RL Supply Gas Hours
Mon-Friday 8am – 5pm
Sat 8am -5pm
Sun  12pm – 5pm

**depends on traffic & weather.

Raquette Lake Tap Room Open daily 7am daily except Sunday’s, open at Noon.

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO PARK YOUR TRAILER IN LONG LAKE TO HIT THE BEST WOODED TRAILS 

See map for numbered parking lots.

1.      Park on NYS Route 30 Snowmobile Parking Lot.  Take NYS Route 30 road side – it’s 4-6 feet wide ice and snow on the road sides.  Cross NYS Route 30 into Number 5 Road and travel along GREAT snowmobile / freshly flat groomed trails on Friday March 23.  Take this trail to Lake Eaton Campsite- take the campsite loop and head back out to get your car, or ride around the backside of Lake Eaton to Owls Head.  See map for exact details.  

2.     Park your trailer at Lake Eaton Campsite Entrance or in the inside of Lake Eaton (near the boat launch) to hop on a freshly groomed interior wooded trail around Lake Eaton.  You can also hop onto the C7B Tupper Trail heading north to the Number 5 Road or loop in towards Kickerville.  Please use caution on road sides.  We’ve left some snow – but it’s heavily traveled and can be hit or miss on the road sides.  Interior wooded trails are holding up.

3.     Park at the Owls Head Trail Head Parking Lot off of Endion Road in Long Lake NY.  Follow shoulder / road until you hang a right to access S86 – the backside of Lake Eaton Trail.  Take the backside all the way through to the Lake Eaton Campground, loop around.  There are two options that take you through the campground and get you turned around and back on the loop to get you back to your car. 

4.     Park at the NYS Northville Placid Trail Head on NYS Route 28N and Tarbell Hill Road.  Access C7B Newcomb Trail here.  Groomed and flat, great condition until you get to Pickwacket Pond.  But still a great ride. 

5.     Park at the NYS Boat Launch off of Dock Road in Long Lake to access spur trail to connect to Jim Bird Road/Tarbell Hill Road and the Newcomb Trail. Please note:  Trail is excellent until you hit Pickwacket Pond near the County Line – then expect spring conditions. But just turn around and come back to Long Lake.

6.     Park at the bottom lot of Mt. Sabattis and head up past the Ice Skating Rink to access S80 – The Power Line Trail.  This trail is flat and has seen very little traffic this week, so it’s a best bet.  Snap a picture of Long Lake from the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.  You’ll have to turn around and head back into town before hitting North Point Road.  You can ride shoulders on North Point Road and visit Buttermilk Falls.  Leave your sleds in the parking area as the small path to the falls – is just that, a foot path.  Short hike to catch in the beauty of this scenic treasure.

7.     Municipal lot in Long Lake.  Free parking at the site of the old Highway Garage on Main St. Long Lake.  You can ride shoulders and sidewalks – but they are pretty bare at this point.  But this can get you into the center of town.  Stewart’s Shops is the place for Gasoline, so expect some scratchy road riding to access gas.

 

Winter Lodging

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Definitions for our trail report:

Great: Smooth Trails (you should be here)

Good: Bumps in the groove (inside of the turn) only

Fair: Bumps across the whole turn and some straight-aways also; Grooming may be limited by temperatures and snow conditions. 

Marginal: Minimum coverage; May be bare spots; Unable to groom due to warm temperatures and/or snow 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. 

Gas In Long Lake:  Stewart’s Shops – route 28N and NYS 30 across from Hoss’s Country Corner. Best access via Jennings Park Pond thru Hoss’s Campground or off of South Hill Road connecting to the back off the Long Lake Town Offices through parking lot, to main intersection route 30 & 28N

Gas in Raquette Lake: Available at Raquette Lake Supply

Common Trail Name & Descriptions

S80/C8B Powerline Trail to Forked Lake/ North Point Road

C7B Newcomb Trail C7B.

S86 Lake Eaton Trail.  S86 Short-loop.

C7B Tupper Trail  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.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. C7B.  This trail connects south to Old Forge, Stillwater, Norridgewok and North to Tupper Lake. North is groomed by St. Lawrence Snowmobile Club and South Groomed by Beaver River Association. 

Sabattis Road. C7 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. Banks routinely cut before weekends by Hamilton County Highway & Long Lake Highway Crews. 

Kickerville Road. C7B. Shoulders cut by LL Highway. Many driveways on this span of trail. 

Grange Park to Kickerville Road. C7B.  Road trails are the best ride. Continuation of the “Tupper Trail” from Lake Eaton and Endion road. Follow shoulders and speed limits. 

Lake Eaton backside loop. S86. 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. Connects Jim Bird Road to Olivet Road via C7B. MUST USE THIS TRAIL TO ACCESS TOWN.  off of the Tarbell Hill Road and the Newcomb Trail..  

This is a windy trail along the edge of the State Boat Launch off of Olivet Road connecting to Jim Bird Road eventually to the Newcomb Trail. 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
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 

Bug Lake Trail. S81 & S8A1 – 

Browns Tract/Uncas Road. C8

Dump Road 

Moose River Plains 7th Lake Mt Connector  It connects to Moose River Plains. It is a narrow trail, follow posted speeds. Use caution.  Stumps hidden under fresh snow pack.  
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.

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.

Parking Information

N 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 YS Route 30 between Sabattis Circle, adjacent to the LL Town Beach, or the large Municipal Lot located between St. Henry’s Church and the Ball Field – do not park in Church parking lot, but the large lot adjacent to it.   N Call 518.624.3077 for more information.

All local roads and sidewalks are part of the Long Lake Snowmobile Trail System

Snowmobiling Adirondacks has never been so easy!

Raquette Lake:  Check at the Tap Room for suggestions.  Look for state pull off areas and areas in the Village Green near the library. 

Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club

Join the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club supporting both Long Lake, NY and Raquette Lake events and trails.

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 & Verizon Cell Phone service now available in Hamlet of Long Lake. It’s a great safety net while snowmobiling in the Adirondacks.

Snow Conditions
Long Lake