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Long Lake NY Snowmobiling 2017


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LONG LAKE TRAILS

Trails officially close on April 1st. Due to lack of snow and marginal conditions we are not grooming at this time. All riding is at your own risk.

CONDITIONS IN LONG LAKE & RAQUETTE LAKE: Marginal. No base, dirt, streams. All riding at your own risk Trails Close on April 1st.

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.

Check Weather Conditions. We collect weather from weatherunderground.com, accuweather, WTEN, weather.com and NCPR.org for an overview.

Check trail conditions http://nysnowmobilewebmap.com/mini-tc-map/mini-tc-map.js

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.

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.

View from the Long Lake Beach

View from the Long Lake Beach

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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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

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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 2017 winter snowmobile season.

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Raquette Lake Winter Carnival:

February 18-19, 2017. 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!

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Long Lake and Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby

February 11, 2017. 7am – 3pm $25 Fee per person.

Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton and new for 2017 on Long Lake.

Registration at the Town Hall starts 6am – 6:30am. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in will be located in 2017 at Long Lake Beach.

Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.

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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 | 2017 (PDF)
  • LL/RL Snowmobile Map Text | 2017 (PDF)
  • Maps with Printable PDF Links – Great resource: www.nysnowmobilewebmap.com

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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, or on the Tupper Road, NYS Route 30 between Sabattis Circle. Call 518.624.3077 for more information

    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 & 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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    Snowmobile Neighbors:

    Connect over to Newcomb and to Indian Lake. 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

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    Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival:

    January 14, 2017

    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, Snowball Golf, Feats of Strength, Kayak Sledding Races 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 6pm 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.

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    Eating, Sleeping and Gas:

    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.

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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.

    Clark’s Snowmobile Rentals
    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.

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