Sledding in Greater Schroon

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It was one of those days that sledders dream about – groomed trails on a big base of packed snow, not too cold with a little sunshine poking through the clouds.

That was the scene last Saturday, as sledders in the Schroon area made the most of some of the best conditions in recent seasons.

 For non sledders, there’s nothing like being on a trail and zipping through pine trees, taking in all of the wilderness that makes up the Adirondacks.

 We took off from Paradox Lake, made our way through the old golf course between Schroon and North Hudson, and ended up at the new Paradox Brewery site on the old Frontier Town Property. After gassing up at Moe’s Sunoco, we headed south through Schroon on the trail that takes you by the he Fish and Game Club and golf course before taking the Pottersville trail and hopping off at the exit near the current Paradox Brewery Tasting Room, where we ended our adventure.

Takeaways of the day: you see and appreciate the tireless efforts of volunteers from Schroon-North Hudson Snow Mobile Club.

They have done a remarkable job of trail grooming, trail maintenance and making sure the trails are well marked with new signage.

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 On rides like these there’s always something new to discover: I had idea North Hudson had a trail system for mountain bikes until seeing the blue markers.

 There will be dozens of riders out this Saturday for the Annual Poker Run. If you are driving on Route 9 please watch out for sledders. From first-hand experience it’s helpful if you drive with your headlights on. Both sides benefits.

 

See the story below for all of the details on this year’s Poker Run.

2019 Schroon North Hudson Poker Run This Saturday, February 9

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With the recent warm spell welcomed by many, it was not good for the conditions on local snowmobile trails, Riders were asked to stay home, while waiting for a cold spell. As of this writing, the Schroon North Hudson Snow Mobile Club issued the following statement.

AS OF NOW, THE POKER RUN IS STILL ON.

We still have good coverage.
The Groomers will be out from Friday late afternoon thru the night.
Please stay off the Trails until Saturday morning.
Registration Friday at Flanagan's 5pm to 9pm. Saturday morning at Timberwolf 8am to 11am.

STAY TUNED TO THIS BAT CHANNEL!

That Bat Channel is their Facebook Page, which you can access by clicking here.. Here are some friendly reminders about the Run from the Club.

1) It is not a RACE! 
You will get a card for every stop, but you only need 5 cards for a hand. So take your time, socialize, have fun.
2) Goes with #1: SLOW DOWN
There will be a lot of fellow snowmobilers out and about, probably in big groups, lots of family and younger riders.
3) STAY ON THE TRAIL!!
Please show respect for landowners. Without them there would be no trail. No trail, no riding. Besides the fact that the trail might be where it is for a reason....That you can't see!
4) OUR SPONSORS!
Keep in mind that this is not just a fund raiser for our club. All of our Sponsors are donating time and prizes for our famous SILENT AUCTION! Say hello, thank them, how about taking a quick break and making a purchase.
5) 4:30 PM NO EXCEPTIONS!
We will end the card line at exactly 4:30 PM by the clock on the Club's wall. We will start drawing cards around 2 PM, so if you are ready, git her done!
6) FOOD
The BEST food will be available for an additional $5.00.
Don't be a hog! 🥶 Beverages will be available at the bar.

SO HAVE FUN. LETS SHOW PEOPLE WHY SNOWMOBILING AND SNOWMOBILERS ARE THE BEST IN WINTER.
WISH OUR GROOMER"S WELL. THEY WILL HAVE A LONG NIGHT TONIGHT!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!”

Schroon MLK Day Weekend

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Happy Monday. As we dug out this morning, we spotted the sun for about 5 seconds. Who cares? We are in the Adirondacks. Couple of notes about what’s happening around town.

 The Schroon Lake Pharmacy is open until 5pm. The Paradox Brewery is open from 12pm to 4pm. The Adirondack General Store is open until 4pm.

Local Pubs and restaurants are operating on their regular business hours.