Trail Conditions
Update on Club #1
(08:00 AM, Sep 10, 2018)

Sept 10, Club #1

      A few Items:
 1) removed all signage on the old 503 TV Tower.
 2) Made another visit to the new 503 (Popple Depot to Simpson Fields) Still yet to be approved.
3) Put up new sign post for the new 502 to Austin Brook Cluster (need residents there to get involved in brushing about 1 Km of trail) (someone
         from the cluster has to step up here).
 4) progress on the new lodge storage is progressing.
5)Trail 501 from Trail 19 to Civic Center and Quality Inn yet to be determined as to what route to get there. 5) Newsletter to members close to being done. 
6) Trail Permits only available after Oct 15

Trail Map LOCAL
(07:00 AM, Aug 13, 2018)

August 13, Club #1
      Made some updates for the 18-19 season on the web site 
 1. New local trail map, which has the new trail through the Upsalquitch Lake   
     area. Hopefully this can get done by Sept/Oct for the 18-19, plus Trail 502  
     into the Austin Brook Cluster. We could use some help in developing both of these trails.
2. We have the Schedule of Events as well with some additions to come
3. The Trail Permit page has been updated. The new application form for non New 
     Brunswickers. No increase in trail permit prices for this year. 
          We are starting with a new addition to the lodge addition to our storage room facilities and an overhang for our Bar-B-Q area. We will thank our help for this addition when it is completed as we have donors already on tap for material and equipment. There is always something to do and I know there is more o report, but yes, we’ll keep you informed. 

(07:00 AM, Aug 10, 2018)

August 08, Club #1
Club Business Sponsors 
      The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile club is responsible for 300 Km of Groomed trails in the Bathurst region. We run two Lamtrac groomers and run these units for 1800 to 2500 hours in a season. With the trail system and heavy traffic we have it is near impossible to run this equipment with the expenses they incur on Trail permits alone. 
       We would be proud to count on you as a sponsor of a small bill-board on which we can display your advertisement for your business at our lodge. 
       We would require from you a bill-board with exact dimensions 12” X 24” at your cost. We can help you in that regard as we have a local business that can do it for $30.00 or you can get it done yourself. Your email, contact person & mailing address is also required. Besides having your sign at the lodge we also give your business the Bronze Level advertising on our website. From this point on we will then invoice you for a yearly fee of $100.00 + HST. 
      You can also check our different levels of advertising on our website by checking or “Sponsors” page below. 
Our Sponsors are key to our organization. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please Contact us.  

Whats Happnen #3
(07:00 AM, Aug 9, 2018)

August 09, Club #1    
  We are still waiting on the city for approval Trail 501 linking 19 near St Anne Street to the Civic Center and into more hotels. There were many meetings with parties concerned about this last winter, to provide more access to Hotel rooms within the City. The parties were looking at establishing a trail that would access the Civic Center and into St Peter Avenue to the Comfort Inn. We also discussed overnight parking for trailers and easy access to trails in the Bathurst area. Time is running short on making this happen. 
     We are very pro tourism, but sometimes the powers to be, local or provincial, just seem oblivious to more potential for tourism in the winter months.  

Whats Happnen #2
(07:00 AM, Aug 6, 2018)

August 06, Club #1
     We all know that last season was one of the best on record for this corner of New Brunswick and that reflected into one of the busiest seasons on record. Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile Club saw a significant increase in membership as well as day permits coming mainly from Nova Scotia and PEI due to what I expect by those provinces lack of snow. With a lot of fist time riders to this area I could hear a lot of very positive comments coming from those newcomers on the extensiveness of the trail system and conditions, which in some cases puts a huge burden on the northern clubs for grooming but overall we attempted to keep up with the traffic. The club put in over 2500 hours of grooming last season which was another record set the previous year. 
     Our web site has been updated in a few areas; about us and permits. We are currently working on our mail-out package and it should be in the mail by late September. There are a few things that we have to shore up before doing so. I`ve noticed that some addresses and names were missing, so this is a problem in mailing. This is supplied by the office of the NBFSC and we reconcile the document as best we can and with over 2000 names this can give us a problem, so if you do not see your letter, then the possibility of an address error is the problem. There was 15,760 seasonal members registered with the NBFSC last year and over 3500 daily permits issued as well. 
     Our club proudly posts our membership on the lodge bulletin board for the previous year only as it is virtually impossible to keep up with the current season as that membership is only updated occasionally by the NBFSC. 
    Keep checking with more info on “What’s Happnen”. 

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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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The club has two Lamtrac LTR 5200 Quad trail groomers

We take pride in ourselves to offer one of the most friendly atmospheres in the system and tourists just love the product that our club puts out.


The lodge is conveniently located at the junction of trail 23 and 52.

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For any part of the New Brunswick's Trail sytem at a nominal charge.

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Nepisiguit Club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile  club #1, which is the oldest snowmobile club in the province, has the largest membership in New Brunswick with 949 registered last season (826 for 15/16),  (849 for 14/15), (794 for 13/14), (809 for 12/14), (765 for 11/12), (579 for 07/08) with a strong Nova Scotia and PEI contingent and maintains a trail system about 400 Kilometers in length. The club started in 69/70 with one small groomer with membership fees of $10 and groomed  about 175 Km in the area between Brunswick Mines (Old Theriault Rd), Highway 430 (Nine Mile East Rd), and the now Caribou Mines.

Trails were designated and signed by such names as Caribou, Bear, Fox, Rabbit and Beaver. Log shelters were built along the trails and were also designated with animal names. One unique feature at the beginning was that all traffic was in one direction. It made for safer trails as the drags were only so wide. The trails were made in a series of 5 loops and one could vary their trip in any combination of loops as they so wished. We only use a small percentage of these trails today in our present system< namely: Nine Mile East, Nine Mile North, Rio, and the Forty Four. As time progressed  the trails expanded closer to Nepisiguit Falls where the Bathurst Fish and Game Ass. had built a lodge which is currently the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge. Then it progressed into Bathurst to the Atlantic Host Motor Inn.  Then the trail system blew up into the Chaleur area ( we were all one club back then) and down to the Miramichi to the Belfont area where there was a thriving club house.

Of course everything was dependent on the volunteer. Some of the founders were Howard Doucet , Bud Kenny, John Labonville  and there were a few more, plus loads of volunteers.  

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Professional Employees

Our club employs 7-10 employees each winter in order to provide a level of service that can meet the expectations of our members and guests...


Flexible Membership

Over the years the annual membership has kept pace in the Bathurst area because of the support of the out of town snowmobilers. ...

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Excellent Trail

Deep snowfalls are carved some of the best snowmobile trails you will find anywhere. The trail leading from Bathurst to the Apalachian Range ...

Bathurst Trails - Nepisiquit Sports Lodge

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.


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