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Comments left by our visitors.

  • John Hogan Fredericton

    • 11
    • 02
    • 2018

    First off Don thank you so much for all you do for sledders everywhere. Your reports are I am sure, the most informative of any club in the snowmobile world . Your constant work organizing not only groomers schedules, getting repairs done, and everything else you do for your club and all sledders is simply amazing. Your trail conditions as a result of all your team at Nepisiquit are unmatched in Atlantic Canada and beyond I am sure. Your safety messages are great and getting to a lot of sledders, not all unfortunately, but to many. We were there 3 days last week wed-fri did over 900 kms and trails were excellent. Friday afternoon just as coming close to the lodge met 2 sleds on the first turn out and low and behold first guy in middle of turn second guy completely over on left hand side I had to come to complete stop and just shook my head at the idiot, some really think they are the only ones even when they go by a club house with many many sleds in the yard. But keep trying Don you might get through to them eventually. Sorry for the length but you deserve so much gratitude for all you do.
    Thank You John

  • Middleton NS

    • 10
    • 02
    • 2018

    Thanks for all that You and your club does. Your club #1 for a reason! 

  • Phil

    • 09
    • 02
    • 2018

    A sincere thank you to all of you for your aggressive energy to make your trails the best there is! Been sledding NB Bathurst an area, several trips since Jan. 2nd 2018 and with the exception of Saturdays for the most part we have grinned from ear to ear all day long!! Safety has been a concern with sleds on the wrong side of the trail from time to time, however most of us are doing pretty well. Again, thank you for all you do, I can only Imagine some of the issues you deal with, Appreciatively, the sledders from Berwick, New Minas and Brooklyn NS

  • Truro

    • 03
    • 02
    • 2018

    I read your reports almost daily. I don’t know how you keep everything going so smoothly. You set a high bar for your replacement. Keep up the good work and we so enjoy your trails. 

  • Club Motoneige Chaleur

    • 07
    • 01
    • 2018

    Very big thank you guys for grooming our section of trail 22 from 503 to 19/22 shelter. We are up to our necks in snow and it is hard going with only one groomer. Hopefully, we'll be able to get the John Deere out of the woods this week and get it back on the trails. Thanks again, much appreciated.

  • N.B.

    • 27
    • 12
    • 2017

    Thank you very much for your hard work!! Really appreciate! Always fun to ride your groom trails! 

  • Brian

    • 27
    • 12
    • 2017

    Great job keeping sledders informed. All clubs could learn from your example

  • Bathurst

    • 26
    • 12
    • 2017

    Thanks for your hard work and dedication 

  • Miramichi

    • 23
    • 12
    • 2017

    You guys are awesome up north  

  • Moe

    • 22
    • 12
    • 2017

    just saying don u are the best trail reporter ever dont know what we would do without u


  • Andy Perrin Riverview

    • 21
    • 12
    • 2017

    Don and company. We were up this week on Monday-Wednesday and ran 522km on and off trail. As usual your trails are shaping up beautifully and if the weather gods help us it looks like an amazing winter. Our old friend Alyre was a super host and we look forward to visiting the lodge once it is up and running. So hats off to everyone at NSL Club #1!!! See you on the snow! Andyman

  • N. S.

    • 17
    • 12
    • 2017

    You guys have the best trails around...thanks for all you do 

  • Bathurst

    • 16
    • 12
    • 2017

      Doing a great job guys !!!

  • Nova Scotia

    • 14
    • 12
    • 2017

    Great job your club does in the area and for snowmobiling in NB. We’ve been through at least once the last two years, always an enjoyable section to travel through. 

  • PA, USA

    • 29
    • 11
    • 2017

    Your club & volunteers are nothing short of amazing. We make the trip from Pennsylvania up to ride each February and your managed trails are always the best/smoothest in nb. I always write in club #1 on my trail pass to make sure you get the $$$. Keep up the good work, much appreciated! Adam 

  • NB

    • 17
    • 04
    • 2017

    Thanks for every thing See you next year. Merci bcp à l'année prochaine. Jeff

  • NS

    • 16
    • 04
    • 2017

    Thanks again Don , to your self and to the groomer operators , they do an awesome job ! Most people don't know how much they do ! thanks guys . and the folks at the lodge , thanks so much ! we couldn't have the great snowmobiling we have in the north without you all , we have decent snowmobiling in NS but really enjoy the great white north , thanks again , Mike

  • Nova Scotia

    • 08
    • 04
    • 2017

    Thanks for all the work put into your trails it is always a pleasure to ride the trails in your system.

  • Bathurst

    • 06
    • 04
    • 2017

    Great job thanks alot

  • Bathurst

    • 06
    • 04
    • 2017

    Great job well done, many thanks, to all operators and volunteers, could not have been done without all involved.

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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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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