Trail Conditions
Update on Fall Activities with Club #1
(11:00 AM, Oct 21, 2017)

Saturday, Sept 21st, Club #1
      We have been busy as previous posts have mentioned. Took a run up to Little River Bridge to check on progress and bridge should be near completion by Oct 27. Ron Scott has been busy on different sections of the trail on signage, trail prep work, and grooming equipment. Ron has come on board with us in the administrative level and is being groomed to take over the duties of Don Kenny. Don will be working with Ron as long as is needed covering aspects of Grooming, Signage, Shelters, Bridges and other administrative duties that go along with the above responsibilities.
     All the brush cutting has been looked after and most of the signage in the areas where brush cutting was done. Signage is an ongoing process with updating to new signs and also improvements to the system. We are still waiting for someone to come forward to put their stamp on looking after the shelters from year to year (there is always someone that will help in this area, but what is needed is a coordinator to make sure that the jobs such as procuring firewood and maintenance get done).
    See Pics below;

Oct 13 A little update with Club #1
(07:00 AM, Oct 13, 2017)

Update on What is Happening with Club #1
1. We are not done with brush cutting yet. The last go was up on Trail 22 and hopefully down to East Bathurst next.   2. We are cutting a new trail up near the Nepisiguit Lodge in conjunction with NB Power. This is to give them access to a test point just below the power dam.     3. The bridge on Little River is under construction and word is that the contractor should have the 60 foot beams (see pic below) in place by this weekend.     4. By now you should have received your mail-out letters containing our newsletter and schedule of events. Also in the package for out of province members is a registration application form (same as in our Permits section).    5. We have some things left to do on our groomers, but nothing too major.    6. Getting the ceiling painted in the Lodge.

Nine Mile Shelter
(06:00 AM, Oct 9, 2017)

Took advantage of some help while up on the moose hunt. Thanks to Ron Scott for the delivery and Fornebu Lumber for the wood. Got a crew together to tidy up around the shelter by putting last years remnants of the old wood into the shelter and also splitting up 80% of the delivered wood and stockpiling into the wood storage shed plus topping up the inside. The part that wasn't split was stored behind the shelter for next year. Thanks to Don, Bruce, Maurice, Harvey, Sydney, Tom and a few more who showed up a little later after them hunting moose. It was a great day and a lot of fun. Still looking for a director to handle such tasks. Red Pine wood????

Moving the Trail near the Lodge
(07:00 AM, Oct 4, 2017)

We had to move the trail to accomodate NB Power on Trail 23 near the Lodge in the proximity of the Hyro Dam. This was done for them to access a monitoring point just down the trail from their plant. We have a very good relationship with them as we run across their property and anything to improve our trails with a safer route is good for both of us. You will see the difference for the better when you ride through this winter. A few pics below.

Club #1 Mail-outs
(07:00 AM, Sep 26, 2017)

       The mail-outs to all our members and those who purchased day permits with our club have been completed by the City of Bathurst and are in the process of being mailed. Contents are as follows: New Brunswick; Club Letter, Event Calendar.    Out of Province; Club Letter, Event Calendar, Permit Application Form.
Notes above mail-out: 1. All NB residents must register at SNB. 2. For out of province residents you can use the above registration form, follow the directions (you can save $15 by using this form, which also can be downloaded from our permits page).
        Hopefully you can expect the letter within a couple of weeks. The permits will also be available at SNB and the clubs within a few weeks. We will let you know.

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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 826 registered last season (849 for 15/16), (794 for 14/15), (809 for 13/14), (765 for 12/13), (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 and Bathurst.

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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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

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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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