COVID-19 Long Lake/Raquette Lake Info

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Thursday, March 11th

Well…. 

Things change quickly in snowmobile land.  

Birds are chirping and the snow is melting. 

Our roadsides are officially “shot”  Grooming on the tracks is currently done.  Looking to push back banks on Sabattis road at the end of the week. What does that mean… Early spring?

Best Bets for Springtime trail riding:  Conditions are considered “Spring Conditions”  All riding is “ride at your own risk” as trails are not currently being maintained or checked by our crews.

Travel north on NYS Route 30 and park at the Snowmobile Trailer Parking Lot between the 2 Sabattis Entrances.  Travel NORTH along the shoulder *** please note – mixed conditions, expect some banks to have been pushed back in areas for spring run off & ice on roadside shelfs and some dirt.  Take a hard right onto the Number 5 Road – you will see direction signs.  This is C7B /Tupper Trail section – head south along wooded trails. Plenty of snowpack in the wooded trails.  Take this trail to the “Lake Eaton” campground loop.  You can loop around Lake Eaton campground and around the backside of Lake Eaton. Down load the trail app to have trail maps at your fingertips.  You can also continue on C7B in the woods to Grange Park – but you will want to turn around as the shoulders & roadsides along Kickerville are shot.  While this doesn’t link you to area businesses, there is some inner wooded trail riding available.

Other Option – trailer to Tarbell Hill Road & NYS Route 28N – park trailer.  Hop along the Newcomb Trail C7B – take this into Newcomb.  Last groomed on Saturday 3/7 – expect spring conditions and sun beating down on some sections.  It has rained so there will be some snow melt, but woods still have snow.  Spring conditions.  Not sure of Newcomb sides conditions, but take that to connect to Newcomb Destinations. 

Sabattis Road – Banks are pushed back this week
The Rails – No longer grooming. 

Trails conditions – Spring conditions.  We have halted grooming operations.

Raquette Lake Trails – Expect spring conditions on roads

Wayne says:  “Well.. that’s it until next season.” And he also said something about Frosty the snowman.. but I forgot what it was because he told me earlier today and it’s now evening and I’m trying to remember what he  said.. but I forgot!  Oops.  

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. 

Logging near 6 Mile Road on C7B Newcomb Trail, Number 5 Road off Sabattis and near John Dillon Parkl Logging continues into 2020 season. Watch for updates and signage.

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. 

All trails in and around Raquette Lake are open. 

Lodging available at Donnellys Sunset Point “The Lake House” The Adirondack Hotel & The Long View Lodge & 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… 

2020 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.

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