Cranberry Lake Mountaineers
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions:    Excellent

New Snow:    1-3 inches expected

Total Snow:      24+

Base: 8-10
March 20, 2014
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March 20, 2014 ~ Spring has sprung here in Cranberry Lake with 1-3 inches of snow being forecast for today.  Snow showers in the morning on Friday, high 31, Saturday, snow/clouds, high 33, and Sunday cloudy and cold with flurries, high of 24.  Let's get out there and ride people~!!!!!!!!!



March 15, 2014 ~ All is good around Cranberry Lake!!!!  Been snowing all morning, we've got about an inch or so.  All trails are excellent and ready to ride.  Be careful out there!

March 14, 2014 ~ Groomers have been out, almost all of our trails are done.  The trails are awesome, come on out and enjoy them, don't forget to stop by the Windfall for their last hoorah this weekend.  Music both nights!  Don't forget, Pinecone, Twin Lakes, American Legion, Nice & Easy and all the other business' that support us!!!!  See  you out there!



March 13, 2014 ~ 12+ inches of new snow yesterday.  Groomer was out last night,went over to Streeter Lake and to Wanakena.  Our trails are in the best condition of this season.  Don't put those sleds away just yet.  We are looking at cold temps today and warming up to the mid 30's for the weekend.  Get out there and ride while you can!!!!!  Hope to see you on the trails!


March 10, 2014 ~ We received 3-5 inches of snow last night.  Trails are still in really good shape with some thinning on the corners and spots that are hit by the sun all day, but with this snow and the Winter Storm Warning they are predicting for Wednesday, hopefully we can get another weekend out of it!!!!!   THINK SNOW!



March 6, 2014 ~ Update for the weekend!  Trails are awesome in our territory.  Cranberry Lake, Star Lake, Wanakena, Shurtleff's all reporting groomed trails.......  Finally!  Hopefully we can get another couple of weekends of good riding!


March 3, 2014 ~ Our trails are in GREAT shape now....  With the cold temps they are calling for this week, our trails should be awesome for the weekend.  Will keep you updated.


March 2, 2014 ~ Morning, I had the chance to get out and groom ! Into Star Lake ,Twin Lakes ,the golf course, the American Legion. Then I did Alice brook, Inlet, Ranger school, Manhattan to Wind Fall House. Saw 100 sleds met some new people on the trail, sorry no pictures I forgot my camera!!!! Trails are in good shape covering nice on the corners and filling in the bare spots ! Enjoy as long as we can! Remember Have fun and drive safe !!!!! Bob 


February 27, 2014 ~ Sledders tell me that the trails are very good,nice and smooth,  We got about a 1/2 inch of snow today and hoping for more.

February 26, 2014 ~ It is trying to snow here tonight.  We have gotten maybe a couple of inches over the first part of the week, so unless we get some more tomorrow or Friday, the conditions remain the same.  Spring like, thin in spots, but overall holding their own.


February 22, 2014 ~ We didn't get a lot of snow like we were hoping for, a dusting at best.  Groomers have not been out due to the warm temperatures.  Spring like conditions on the trails, thin in spots.


February 21, 2014 ~ It snowed a little last night, not amounting to much, then it rained a little bit, but doesn't look like it effected the snow too much.  High in the 40"s today then dropping in the overnight with snow showers possible over the weekend and much colder weather next week.


February 20, 2014 ~ Nice day out there today, about 42 degrees.  Trails are in good shape, hope this warm up settles the snow down a little bit and makes us a good base.  The forecast is calling for snow over the weekend, lets keep our fingers crossed.


February 18, 2014 ~ ** The Cranberry Lake Mountaineers will hold the monthly meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Cranberry Lake Fire Hall.
** Thank you to everyone that came out to support the club at the annual ride-in. The weather cooperated and everything worked out in the end. There will be stories to share for quite some time. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day.
** The next event will be on Sunday, February 23rd. The Eric Szlamczynski will host a Skate-a-thon from 10-1. 
Registration begins at 9:00 am. There will be prize drawings throughout the event and prizes will be awarded to the participant with the most money collected. Please, feel free to join us at the CF Arena. Eric is accepting donations for the event. 
 If you would like to help, please mail donations to Eric Szlamczynski 959 Oswegatchie Trail Rd Star Lake, NY 13690. Eric's goal is to collect $1000.00 to donate to the local Cancer Fund.
Thank you for your continued support. Keep your fingers crossed for more snow. 

February 17, 2014 ~ We had a very successful Ride-In this year.  Lots of people stopped by and had a bit to eat, bought lots of raffle tickets and club apparel.  We thank everyone who stopped by to see us this year and a special thanks to the Cranberry Lake Fish and Game Club for letting us set up on their land.
As far as the trails  ~  They are in very good shape.  With the snow they are calling for later in the week we should have idea riding conditions for this upcoming weekend.  Will keep you posted.

February 14, 2014 ~ Happy Valentines Day, Happy Mid-Winter Break and Happy Adirondack Whiteout Weekend.  Lots of things happening around the area this weekend, see our events page for details.  We received about 4-6  inches of new snow last night and we are expecting more today and tonight, should put the trails in great shape for the weekend.  Groomers will be out for sure covering the trails from Shurtleff's to the county line in Harrisville.  Don't forget if you are out and about this weekend to stop by Junction 24, (the Hot Dog Stand).  The CLMSC will be there with free food items, hot chocolate, club apparel,50/50 tickets, Super Raffle tickets.  Come on out and meet the members of the board, should be a great time for all!

February 8, 2014 ~ Groomed from Youngs Road to just past Route 3 last night. We are still using the packer bar and we will not be getting the drag out until next week. This is due to the large rocks on Alice brook trail and Wagon Box(county line). Our bumps are rocks sorry !


February 7, 2014 ~  These are messages left yesterday with St. Lawrence County FaceBook page, so take if from there.

 Ralph Collins left Shurtleffs bright and early this morning to groom 7A from Rt 3 by Backwoods turn to Little Blue and back thru S88 to Rt 3. Thanks to Ralph for grooming and Sarah Clohosey Collins for being our ham radio contact to ask what trails have been groomed! 

Report in from Ernie Rose Cranberry Groomer groomed from Windfall C8 Jct 21 to Jct 24 hot dog stand and S89 to Cranberry and back to C8 to Massawepie Blvd unfunded loop back to C8 and on to the Troopers shed returning on C8 via hot dog stand to Windfall. Cranberry groomer will head out tomorrow to groom Spruce Mountain S81 and 80G along the River Rd towards Newton Falls. Thanks Ernie

well here it is the trails are improving every day we will run the packer over the week end and maybe start pulling the sled by next week County Line to Wind Fall will have post and pictures when we do, I did go into town tonight and over the golf course, Twin Lakes ,Legion and back to the tent , we will keep you all posted on the trails conditions !!! Remember Have fun ride safe look out for others !!!!! Bob ( yea we are working the trails with the groomer )

Trail S80 is closed from Lake George Rd Degrasse to the green bridge on the Tooley Pond Rd due to logging. Alternate is to continue on the Lake George Rd to the Tooley Pond Rd which is trail 80B. Thanks to Don Maroney and Brian Bessette for placing rubber belting on the Lake Goerge Rd steel deck bridge to make it easier to cross with your studs.

Trail S88 from C8 at Jct 26 is CLOSED due to Rustic Lodge Bridge breaking. We have signs up on the trail closed and will not be able to look at fixing the bridge till spring.



February 6, 2014 ~ We got about 10 inches of snow over the last couple of days.  I have not received a report from ANY of the groomers yet as to what our trails look like yet.  I saw that the groomer was out around Shurtleff's, no official word yet on how they are.  

January 28, 2014 ~ Still very little snow cover, we have maybe 6-8 inches on the ground with some bear spots and then some big drifts.  It is looking like we should be getting some snow over the week and through the weekend. A couple of inches each day.  Cold temps today then rising into the 30's by Saturday. (At least that is what the internet says)!

January 23, 2014 ~ Very little snow cover in the woods, poor conditions to say the least ~ Come on Mother Nature, work with us!

January 19, 2014 - OK Mother Nature were is our snow!  I know we are all chomping at the bit to get out there on our wonderful trail system.  But true is,there is just not enough snow yet!  Be patient, it will come and we will be able to ride


January 8, 2014 - After a long discussion with our Club President, here's the scoop! Unfortunately, we did not receive as much snow as other portions of the region. Star Lake received about 12-14 inches, whereas Cranberry Lake only got 6-8 inches. With the high winds we had with the snow yesterday, it just kinda blew it around. So needless to say our groomers have not been out, and we are not anticipating them going out until we get some more snow. The heavy rains we received Sunday night took most of the snow in the open areas, so we are back to square one. We did get an update from one rider saying that he rode from Star Lake to the Thirsty Moose and there were some rocks and stumps showing. So please bear with us and we will keep you updated.


December 24, 2014 - There is not much snow out there. We have had a lot of rain and lost a lot of snow. The rivers and creeks are high and would be hard to cross. The groomers haven't been out and won't be out until we get significant snow fall. Surrounding areas have had a lot of ice and have lost power and there are a lot of downed trees.
Happy Holidays!! Play safe!!!

Dec 18, 2013 - Yeah, my pc is fixed......  We do have enough snow to ride on, maybe 8-12 inches.  Some of the groomers have been out, not sure which ones.  I know for sure that Shurtleff's has been out.  So here is what I know so far....  The east end of the Manhatten Trail (Route 3 - Wanakena) is temporially CLOSED due to logging.  The gate at Route 3 is closed and will not open until all logging is complete.  Rumor has it it won't be long.  But in the meantime, please stay off the plowed logging road on the Ranger School property.  The Cranberry Lake Lodge is CLOSED for the season. There will be NO gas available there.  Also the boat launch on the Lodge property has been fenced off, please obey their wishes and stay off their property.  The Town of Clifton has graciously opened up the gate at the Town Beach for snowmobiles to enter and exit the lake.  We have alot of people who work hard at maintaining the beach in the summer months, so lets not give them more work then they already do.  Stay on the trail!  Again this year the trail behind the Community Center is marked with orange snow fence.  Please keep within the limits.  Gas can be found at the Thirsty Moose in Childwold and the Nice and Easy in Star Lake.  Cranberry Lake Fire and Rescue received a brand new rescue snowmobile this season.  It is fully equipped with medical supplies for any incident which may occur.  It also has flashing red lights and a red underglow, so if you see this sled on the trail, please slow down as there may be an accident scene close by!
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Everyone have a safe snowmobile season!