Suggested Snowmobile Trips

Below is a list of recommended "TRIPS" throughout our area.

Bathurst and Back

# Destination Trail # Total Km Estimated time
at 40 km/hr
1 Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Club and back 19, 23 98 2.5 hrs
2 Chaleur Snowmobile Club and back 19 58 1.5 hrs
3 Island Lake and back 19. 22 160 4 hrs
4 Rogers Lake Lodge and back 19, 23 160 6 hrs
5 Governor's Wilderness Lodge and back 19, 23 246 9 hrs
6 Serpentine Lodge and back 19, 23 354 9 hrs
7 St Quentin and back 19 358 8 hrs
8 Balmoral and back 19, 22 314 9 hrs
9 Campbellton and back 19, 22 354 6 hrs
10 Miramichi and back 19, 23, 52 250 6 hrs

Loop Day Trips (from Bathurst)

# Destination Trail # Total Km Estimated time
at 40 km/hr
1 Nepisiguit Club, Chaleur Club, Bathurst 19, 23, 22, 19 188 5 hrs
2 Nepisiguit Club,Chaleur Club, Bathurst 19,23,507,22,19 210 5.5 hrs

Trips Leaving Bathurst with overnight accomodations, Reservations required

# Destination Trail # Total Km Estimated time
at 40 km/hr
1 Island Lake, Balmoral, Campbellton - day 1 19, 22 177 5 hrs
2 Kedgwick, St Quentin, Bathurst - day 2 17, 28, 19 300 8 hrs

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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