Trail Conditions
Update: 11.30 AM We're on the Trails
(11:30 AM, Jan 22, 2018)

The #2 came from Atlantic Host in Bathurst out past Nepisiguit to Nine Mile Shelter on Trail 23. Turned there and heading back to Trail 19 where it will run to Bass River. The #1 unit is nearing Governors on Trail 23, will do the 506 and return.

Coming off a Busy Weekend
(06:00 AM, Jan 22, 2018)

Monday, Jan 23rd, Club #1     We are coming off a very busy weekend and judging by this week’s weather it looks like things are not about to change soon. This does put a severe strain on keeping the trails groomed especially in the Bathurst area where it has become the focal point of sledders dropping into the Northern system. Keeping the trails groomed is especially taxing both in trying to maintain quality and financing with diesel fuel at $1.25 + per liter. 
    Both groomers are out this morning with the #2 running from the Atlantic Host and the #1 just left Nepisiguit Lodge heading for Governors.  Will update later.

Update 1 PM
(01:00 PM, Jan 21, 2018)

The #2 has finished its run and the #1 should be off the trail by 2 PM. Read previous posts.

Groomers still on the trail at Post
(08:00 AM, Jan 21, 2018)

    I talked to a bunch of sledders at the lodge yesterday and all said considering the traffic, the trails held up pretty well considering you have over a thousand sleds leaking through the system from Bathurst to Campbellton. We can thank the rain we had about a week ago, along with the big freeze after. 
    The #1 unit is presently out on Trail 22. It left Nepisiguit, out to Rogers Lake on Trail 23 to Red Pine Shelter, up the 507 to the 22. The #2 unit left the Atlantic Host last night on 19 going East to Nepisiguit. It will also run the Trail 23 from the Lodge out to Nine Mile East Shelter. It gets torn up in a hurry as this trail funnels all traffic from 23 West, 19 West, 52 North.

Hotels Filled. Lodges Filled
(05:35 AM, Jan 21, 2018)

Saturday, Jan 21st, Club #1 -12 in Bathurst. Both groomers are on the trails here this AM. A little late start due to +2 Temps last evening. We’ll do our best to touch up as much trail as we can before noon today. Tough on the northern clubs when you are grooming for most people South of the Miramichi. All we can do is the old Boy Scout motto “do your best”. 
     All lodges were chalk-a-block yesterday with people from around the Maritimes. We’ll be on the trails again tonight to start tuning for next week. 

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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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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. ...

Our Trails

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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