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Comments left by our visitors.

  • Glen from Riverview

    • 22
    • 01
    • 2017

    Great weekend again.From the host,Over 400 km that included some awesome off trail riding up Mt Fonsac,Mt LaClarq,island lake ,sugar camp down diwn the 22 to the lodge where we had a great supper . Once again is why i buy my trail passes for my sleds Club# 1 is the one

  • Blair

    • 22
    • 01
    • 2017

    Trails very good thanks guys

  • NS

    • 17
    • 01
    • 2017

    There is nothing more than I can say about the trails but Thank You

  • mike

    • 10
    • 01
    • 2017

    Was up on the weekend the trails were awesome need newspaper and small kindling in red pine shelter was bitter cold but had a blast The boys from the south. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TRAILS WERE WICKED.

  • N.S.

    • 06
    • 01
    • 2017

    I think your club does a wonderful job of grooming it's trails .

  • Ryan

    • 03
    • 01
    • 2017

    Great job on the website. Best in the province. Keeps me posted and up to date. Tell the groomer operators great work. They are grooming for the whole province of NB and NS. GREAT JOB.

  • derek

    • 30
    • 12
    • 2016

    I was looking at the map and was wondering about trail 19 from Mt Carlton heading toward island lake(approx 24km), is closed or just hasn't been groomed yet. i was planing a trip from Bathurst and doing a loop around that way from island lake to serpentine just wondering if it is passable even if it is not groomed the trails were great last week when i was up. IT’S NOT GROOMED [USUALLY BY ST QUENTIN] BECAUSE OF DOWNED TREES. AT PRESENT I DON’T KNOW THE STATUS

  • Nova Scotia

    • 28
    • 12
    • 2016

          I have been snowmobiling on your trails for the best part of 20 years and must say you have a wonderful trail system . I am usually leading in my group so I for one like hand signals ,so I will know how many I have coming at me ,although I do not like to let my hands off the handlebars to give a signal on a turn . This subject has been a hot debate whether to use hand signals or for riders to keep their hands on the sled and stay on their own side of the trail. I feel one way to eliminate this debate or argument is to implement or enforce the ride lite or buddy lite ,like they use in Maine .This way both hands are on the handlebars and if they are 6 sleds in a group the first 5 have a yellow light on and the 6th a green light. I met snowmobilers in New Brunswick with them on their sleds last year and thought it was a great idea and I have them on my sleds this year .I hope that New Brunswick will give this some serious thought . I realize snowmobiling is a expensive sport but I do not think 150 dollars is going to chase people away .I travel from Cape Breton to snowmobile on your trails twice a year.

  • Gary, Fall River N.S.

    • 22
    • 12
    • 2016

    My son and I just spent the best 3 days of sledding ever in December. Thanks to all of the volunteers for a job well done! We tried are best to try and clean up some wayward rocks and branches and I ask all riders to help out a little as well so the groomers operators can do what they do best. We also encountered 3 moose near island lake and lots of sign of more! Merry Christmas! Gary & Gavin - Fall River NS

  • Jason

    • 21
    • 12
    • 2016

    WATCH FOR MOOSE Just got back from an awesome ride from the host to governors. Trail from host to 9 mile east very good and from 9 mile to governors is excellent. Counted 29 moose (yes 29) from Dobson's camp (trail 22) to wind mills (trail 503).

  • Pat

    • 20
    • 12
    • 2016

    Congratulations on your new website and all the work that volunteers are doing! Thanks, Pat

  • Brian N.S.

    • 20
    • 12
    • 2016

    By the sounds of things the guys on the groomers are doing a great job, my hat goes off to them.

  • JC Trenton NS

    • 19
    • 12
    • 2016

    Thanks for the updates. Your not Beefing, just stating Facts (((concerning this comment "Just a word on high expectation of trail conditions: Looks like some don't realise that we're just starting and there are some issues around getting the trails up to snuff. Yes there are twigs and in some cases there are rocks protruding in the trails, but please, it is only 5 days into grooming and we are not at mid season conditions yet, so if there are twigs or rocks that bother you, get the hell off your sled and take care of it (You belong to a volunteer association so that you are an automatic volunteer))). 

  • Guy Hache

    • 15
    • 12
    • 2016

    Excellent job on the website!! Keep up the good work, proud to support such a great organization. 

  • Craig Tully

    • 09
    • 12
    • 2016

    Are any of the Lodges/clubs having anything for New Years night ?

  • Gary Scothorn

    • 06
    • 12
    • 2016

    Your new web site is very nice,It is very user friendly.Good job Don and all others involved,you all do a lot of work too make snowmobiling an exciting experience.Thank-you.!!

  • Mary J. Richard

    • 05
    • 12
    • 2016

    Nice looking website; easy to navigate. Keep up the good work.

  • Wally Knowles

    • 05
    • 12
    • 2016

    The new website looks great. Looking forward to another great season riding club #1s awesome trails.

  • Guy Robert

    • 04
    • 12
    • 2016

    Awesome web site. Just looking at the map there and it needs to be update for where to get gas. It's comes really handy to plan a long trip. Keep up the good work.

  • Paul Barry

    • 01
    • 12
    • 2016

    Awesome website guys.

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

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