Previous Springside Trail Conditions

The groomer left a last night and groomed route 209 through Brookvale to the railbed in Fredericton and back to the 301 through Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank's and back to the 301, through to the 405 to North River and back on the 301 to the 409 to New Haven and back on to the 301 to home base.

Our operator had a little break and is back out on the trails a short time ago leaving home base he will be heading out through Crapaud on route 209 to the railbed in Albany and back to home base later today. Once this trip has been completed all of Springside's trails will be freshly groomed since last night.

It will take him a while to get through the MacDonald Road in Crapaud as it was drifted in a lot when we rode through there yesterday. If you are out and about watch for the flashing lights and sled safe!

The groomer left a few minutes ago on route 209 going to groom through Brookvale to the railbed in Fredericton and back to the 301 through Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank's and back to the 301, through to the 405 to North River and back on the 301 to the 409 to New Haven and back on to the 301 to home base.

The groomer left again around 1 am heading east on the 301 to the 409 to New Haven, it went 3/4 of the way to the Wynn Road on this trail and turned around as there is a very large dip in the trail and didn't want to take the chance of getting stuck. It the headed back on the 409 to the 301 until he connected with the 209. From here he headed west on the 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back through on the 209 to home base. The wind picked up a lot earlier this morning so we are hoping that it didn't fill in all of what was just freshly groomed.

If you are out watch for low spots as there was sitting water there earlier this week that has probably turned to ice with the cold temperatures.

Just heard from our groomer operator and there are a few bad spots where there is a lot of water. One spot is where the stream runs after you cross the Bannockburn Road, there is a lot of water running here, use extreme caution. Also when you are on route 213 heading from the railbed at Lank's to the 301 in Cornwall. After you cross the 225 (road right after Lank's Farm) 1/2 way up the field on your way to the powerpoles there is a really bad spot where a lot of water has collected. Our groomer operator piled snow in this area with tree branches, orange tape and a slow sign on both sides stuck in the snow to alert you of the danger - please use extreme caution in this area as well.

The groomer left home base a little while ago to groom the 301 to Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank's, the 405 to North River and then back on the 301 to the 209 to groom through Brookvale to the railbed in Fredericton and back to the cabin - may go further if the temperatures allow. Not sure what the conditions are like after the rain and mild temperatures this week, so be careful in low spots in case there is sitting water and watch out for the flashing lights on the groomer. If you are out and meet the groomer please pull over to the far right and wait until it passes you and don't forget to give the operator a big wave or a thumbs up!

The groomer left a little while ago on route 209 heading west. He is going to groom the 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back and continue through on the 209 through Brookvale to the railbed in.Fredericton and back to home base. This fresh snow was definitely needed on the trails after the freezing rain on Thursday.

The groomer left after midnight last night and groomed the 301 to Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank!s, the 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven and back to the 209 at home base, topped up with fuel and headed out on the 209 through Brookvale and area to the railbed in Fredericton- it is now on it's way back on the 209 to home base. He is trying to pull in as much snow as possible since Mither Nature didn't keep her promise of snow on Thursday.

The groomer is out tonight and will be grooming route 301 to Cornwall, route 213 to the railbed at Lank's, the 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven and back to home base. If you are out watch for the flashing lights.

I am happy to report that the issues with our groomer have been fixed. It will be heading out shortly, heading west to groom the 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back to home base this afternoon. If you are out watch for the flashing lights.


I just heard from our groomer operator and he headed out to groom the Crapaud route but unfortunately he is having some technical difficulties with the groomer and needed to go back to home base. Will update again later with good news hopefully.

Happy Friday everyone!

Our little issue has been fixed and the groomer is going to be heading west shortly. He will groom route 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back to home base this morning while the temperatures are still good and cold. So if you are out please watch for the flashing lights.

With the extreme cold weather the last couple of days all trails are hard and fast with not a lot of lubrication for cooling, but this will change once the temperatures rise.

The groomer left home base a little while ago heading west. Unfortunately we ran into some minor issues so he is heading back to home base. The situation will be fixed first thing in the morning and he will then head west through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back as it will still be cold in the morning.

Our groomer left a little while ago from home base and is heading east. Going to groom the 301 to Cornwall, the 405 to North River, the 409 to New Haven and back to home base to top up with fuel and then he will groom the 209 to the railbed in Fredericton and back to home base for this trip. I was talking to the operator a little while ago and the trails are setting up nicely.

The groomer is leaving in a little while and heading out on route 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back to home base.

The groomer left home base last night after the temperatures dropped. It completed route 209 to Fredericton and back to the cabin as it had drifted in quite a bit, topped up with fuel, and then completed the 301 to Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank's, the 405 to North River, and the 409 to New Haven and back on the 301 to home base.

It is a beautiful day today so get out and enjoy Islander Day on the trails.

The groomer is being fueled up, knocking the ice off the drag and getting ready to head out again very soon. With the wind yesterday there will be some drifting on the trails.

He will be leaving the cabin and heading out on route 209 to the railbed in Fredericton and back, topping off with fuel and then heading back out on the 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back to the cabin.

If you are out and about watch for the flashing lights and give the operator a wave or a thumbs up. Enjoy the trails.

The groomer is on the go again. He is leaving the cabin and heading east, going to groom the 301 to Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank's, the 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven. After he finishes this trip, our trails will have one complete pass on them since yesterday.

Some of the trails may be drifting in a little bit with this wind so if you are out and about sled safe.


Happy Friday long weekend everyone!

Last night/early morning, our groomer completed route 209 from the cabin to the railbed in Fredericton and back. It also completed route 209 from the cabin through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back to the cabin.

It will be heading out again in a couple of hours to do a second pass on routes 213 from the railbed at Lank's, route 301 to Cornwall, route 405 to North River and route 409 to New Haven.

Will post again a little later.

Enjoy the trails!

I am very happy to say that our groomer is back on the trail!!!

Thank you very much again to the PEISA for their assistance, the Central Groomer Operators for looking after portions of our trail, KASA - the Bayrunners for the use of their Pisten Bully and Darryl and the guys at Hydraulic Power Plus in Cardigan for getting us up and running again. It just goes to show what you can accomplish when you work together.

Our groomer left Cardigan last night and made it's way back to our trails very early this morning. When he got back to our area he made one pass on the 213 from the railbed at Lank's, the 301 to Cornwall, the 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven.

The groomer left home base earlier this evening on the 209 heading to the railbed in Fredericton and back to the cabin where he will top up with fuel and head west on the 209 through Crapaud to the railbed in Albany and back to the cabin to top up with fuel again. He is hoping to then head back on the 301 to Cornwall, 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven.

If you are out and about, watch for the flashing lights and sled safe.

CAUTION: We just received word that there was a car stuck this morning on the Quinn Road between the Peters Road and the Kingston Road. The car has been removed but when they were getting the car out they made a huge mess of the trail. We will have someone go out and put up something to worn people of the danger. The Central groomer is east now but will fix this spot up later today when they come back to the area.

Our groomer operator Is on the go now with the Kensington Pisten Bully from Fredericton. He will be grooming the trail on route 209 from Fredericton, through Brookvale, to the Appin Road/Cabin, fueling up and going as far as the Kingston Road to meet up with the trail where the Central groomer will stop. Then heading back on the 209 to Crapaud as far as the rink, possibly a little further and will turn around and head back to Fredericton to return the groomer to KASA.

As always, thank you KASA for the use of your groomer!

In checking the tracker, the Central Groomer was on the Springside trail system today. They have groomed the 213 from the railbed at Lanks on to the 301 to Cornwall, the 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven then back onto the 301 through Cornwall and went as far as the Currie Road and headed back on the 301 to the 213 at Lanks and back onto the railbed.

Our groomer operator will be leaving later this evening with the Kensington Pisten Bully from Fredericton. He will be grooming the trail on route 209 from Fredericton, through Brookvale, to the Appin Road/Cabin, fueling up and going as far as the Quinn Road/Currie Road to meet up with the trail where the Central groomer stopped. Then heading back on the 209 to Crapaud as far as the rink and will turn around and head back to Fredericton to return the groomer to KASA.

When the central groomer is up in Albany on their next run they will get off the railbed and groom the 209 as far as the Crapaud rink to meet up where the KASA groomer will have stopped and turn around and go back to the railbed and continue on with their trails.

Our groomer operator picked up the groomer and drag from the Kensington and Area Snowmobile Association shortly after 2am this morning - thanks guys!!

He left the railbed in Fredericton on route 209 through Brookvale, the Appin Road and went as far as Bluefield School/the Colville Road and headed back the same way until he got to back to the cabin/Appin Road, fueled up and then headed out on the 209 towards Crapaud. He will go as far as the rink in Crapaud like he did earlier this week and turn around and go back on the 209 to Fredericton so he can return the groomer to the Kensington groomer operator. When I was talking to him around 8:30 am, he was getting close to crossing the bridge into Crapaud.

The trails are setting up nicely so get out there and enjoy them.

Well, I want to start off by saying a BIG thank you again to the PEISA for the help we are getting from the Central Groomer and to the Kensington and Area Snowmobile Association - the Bayrunners for the use of their groomer to get our trails groomed - this is what you call "Teamwork" for the good of the sport!!

In checking the tracker, the Central Groomer was on the Springside trail system today. They have groomed the 213 from the railbed at Lanks on to the 301 to Cornwall, the 405 to North River and the 409 to New Haven then back onto the 301 through Cornwall and went as far as the Currie Road and headed back on the 301 to the 213 at Lanks and back onto the railbed on route 100 heading to Winsloe. The tractor can not get up through the woods so this will be looked after by the Kensington groomer.

The Kensington and Area Snowmobile Association Pisten Bully left a short time ago from Fredericton with the Springside groomer operator at the helm. He has the packing pan on and will be opening up the trail on route 209 from Fredericton, through Brookvale, to the Appin Road/Cabin, fueling up and going as far as the Quinn Road/Currie Road to meet up with the trail where the Central groomer stopped. Then heading back on the 209 to Crapaud as far as the rink and will turn around and head back to Fredericton to return the groomer to KASA. When the central groomer is up in Albany on their next run they will get off the railbed and groom the 209 as far as the Crapaud rink to meet up where the KASA groomer stopped and turn around and go back to the railbed and continue on with their trails.

We have a great base and lots of snow so get out there and enjoy the trails.

Update from Springside Snowmobile Club

As many of you have heard by now, our groomer had an unfortunate accident on Monday January 13th. Having had a few days to wrap our heads around the situation and determine next steps for our groomer & trail system, we now want to provide everyone with an update.

With the construction of the new highway in Cornwall/North River, we had to re-route our trail in this area this winter. In doing this, we found ourselves operating in unfamiliar territory, and unfortunately, our groomer ended up falling into one of the holding ponds created in the area during construction. While this result has been deeply disappointing for all of us, we cannot fault our dedicated groomer operator for making an innocent mistake in a new and unfamiliar area.

The official trail for that area is route 405 which runs from Cornwall trail (route 301) to the field across from the Dutch Inn. Snowmobilers who require travelling from north of the new bypass (Petro/Red Rock) have been crossing the highway and travelling the berm behind East Wiltshire School & Fulton Drive.

We are working with our neighboring clubs to have a plan in place to ensure our trails can be maintained while our groomer is under repair. The next few weeks will require some patience and understanding from our members as the clubs assisting us will still need to maintain their trails as well as providing us with some greatly appreciated assistance. The Prince Edward Island Snowmobile Association (PEISA) central groomer will now come off the railbed at Lanks (route 213). It will groom routes: 301 into Cornwall, 405 to North River, 409 to New Haven and then back on the 301 to Appin Rd/cabin where it will then turn around. It will then return on the 301 to Cornwall and the 213 back to the railbed at Lanks. The Kensington and Area Snowmobile Association (KASA) groomer will come off the railbed at Fredericton and do route 209 through to the 301 (Appin Rd/ cabin). It will then head out on the 301 taking the 209 towards Crapaud and continue on the 209 all the way to Kinkora region and then will be returning on the 209 from Kinkora to Fredericton.

The Springside groomer has been taken for repair and will receive all the necessary attention required. We can assure you all that the Springside Board of Directors is doing everything it can to minimize the impact this incident will have on our members this winter. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our neighboring clubs the Prince Edward Island Snowmobile Association and the Kensington and Area Snowmobile Association for assisting us with our trail system. We would also like to thank everyone else who assisted the Club throughout the last week.

We are working to get the groomer back on the trail as soon as possible.

Springside Board of Directors

Happy Friday everyone! Our groomer has made one complete run of all our trails between yesterday and Wednesday. The operator reported that the closer you get to Crapaud the less snow there is - hopefully we will get lots this weekend so that all of our trails have lots of snow; Mother Nature can keep the rain/freezing rain to herself.

The groomer is heading out again this morning with the drag on to freshen up the trails for the weekend as there was lots of traffic on the central portion of our trails yesterday and last night. Leaving home base on route 209 today, heading to Cornwall on the 301, the railbed at Lanks on the 213, North River on the 405, New Haven on the 409, Clyde River on the 413 and returning later today on the 209 to home base.

We still need more snow to cover all the rough spots,but now that we have snow, get out there and enjoy it!

Sled safe.

Our groomer was out last night and into the early hours of this morning with the compactor bar on. It left home base on the 209 and groomed route 301 to Cornwall, the 213 to the railbed at Lank's, the 405 to North River, the 409 to New Haven and back to Home Base.

It is heading back out very soon with the compactor bar on. Heading west on the 209 to Crapaud, to the railbed in Fredericton and back again on the 209 to Home Base.

There is lots of snow and most of the plowed fields are covered, but there are a few high spots still sticking out so ride safe.

Our groomer headed out about an hour ago to try and pack down some of this fresh snow before the winds pick up and blow it all into the woods.

Our groomer headed out yesterday later in the day with our "New" drag on to try and pack down what snow fell so far to start creating a base - with strong winds forecast for the next couple of days, hopefully this will keep it from all blowing into the woods.

The groomer was out again this afternoon with the compactor on packing the trail some more. It left from homebase and went to the railbed in Fredericton - from the Junction Road intersection to the woods is rough but passable - he was knocking the tops off the plowed fields as much as was possible. It then headed through Crapaud trails - on the Crapaud trail 3/4 of the way through the woods there is a big tree across the trail, snowmobiles can get underneath but the groomer couldn't get through and it was too high in the air for the blade to reach so we are working on getting the tree moved ASAP. If you are out and about ride safe as there isn't a ton of snow down.

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