Submitted by guest blogger David Hughes
Newcomb sets the bar for snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. We are THE snowmobiling destination inside the Park. Premium experiences including trail riding, vintage snowmobile races on Lake Harris, home cooked/quality food, non-ethanol gasoline, and Adirondack lodging are automatic when you come to town. The quality of everything here is unmatched, including the fun. Here are some of our favorite trails around the region that we love to ride on!
1. Newcomb - Indian Lake (C8A)
Recently opened up and widened, this 25-mile trail traveling on old logging roads is well maintained with gorgeous views, including Goodnow Mountain and the small but pretty Fishing Brook Range. It is groomed every other day during the week and on the weekends. This trail is over land with no water crossings. It does, however, pass several beautiful lakes and ponds, so the scenery is excellent. The trail has clear and visible signage to ensure rider safety. Information kiosks are located strategically at major junctions/intersections along this trail. Food, gas, lodging, parking, and medical services are all accessible in both directions on this trail.
2. Newcomb - Long Lake (C8A to C7B)
Recently opened up and widened, this 22-mile trail traveling on old logging roads is well maintained with plenty of winter wonderland views. It is groomed every other day during the week and on the weekends. This trail is mostly over land with some water crossings. After circling Goodnow Mountain, change to C7B en route to expansive Long Lake. The trail has clear and visible signage to ensure rider safety and maximize fun. Information kiosks are located strategically at major junctions/intersections along this trail. Food, gas, lodging, and parking are all accessible in both directions on this trail.
3. Olmstead Trail
A 3.5-mile narrow technical trail from the Gate House at Great Camp Santanoni to the NYS Lake Harris Campground. It is a local bypass, on land, around Lake Harris. It is well maintained and groomed every other day during the week and on weekends. The Gate House at Great Camp Santanoni is a unique spot that is a must see.
4. Indian Trail
A 1.5-mile scenic trail along the Hudson River, through the High Peaks Golf Course to Overlook Park. On a clear day, Overlook Park offers exceptional views of the High Peaks. Two separate medical services (the Newcomb Health Center and the Newcomb Emergency Squad) can be accessed from Overlook Park. There is no outlet on this trail.
Where to refuel
After a day on the trails, you'll need to refuel your sled and your stomach. The Newcomb Cafe & Campground has a gas pump and a delicious diner for breakfast and lunch serving up homestyle classics that will warm your belly. Head just down the road to the Lake Harris Lodge and enjoy a hot meal in front of one of their large stone fireplaces. They also have a bar with local brews where you can grab a drink and warm up in front of the fire or overlooking the lake.
Whether you're making your first trip to Newcomb or your twentieth, you'll find the trails to be well groomed, spacious, and full of beautiful scenery. Local riders are friendly and full of good tips on where to go next, so if you happen to see fellow riders at the Cafe or Lake Harris Lodge, don't be afraid to stop and say hi. Start planning your next adventure today and have a great, snowy winter!
**Crossing frozen water bodies is dangerous and is not recommended.
**The reason you may see media of people not wearing masks on our website is because all footage is from prior years. More than ever we all need to be vigilant about maintaining social distance of 6 feet or more and wearing masks when we cannot social distance.