Who's Ready to Ride?
Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks can be fast, fun, and addictive. Unfortunately, last year's late arrival of Mother Nature's goods to the northeast has caused riders near and far to get antsy with anticipation for that first ride of the season. We have gotten dumped on with snow, and the groomers have been working their magic on transforming our trails, logging roads, and corridors into a snowmobile playground. So as you gear up for your next big snowmobiling adventure, we invite you to check out these top stops in our region of the 'dacks!
Start your engines! Your snowmobile itinerary awaits.
Five pit stops, one detour, and a whole lot of riding in between.
1. The Lumberjack Inn
Breakfast - Located right at the intersection of the C7 Corridor and Main Street, the Lumberjack Inn is the perfect spot to tank up on coffee and calories for the big day ahead. In Tupper Lake, this cool diner is famous for their all-day breakfast, which serves up some of the tastiest (and largest) good ol' fashioned breakfast platters one could ask for. From the hearty "Paul Bunyon" menu to the lighter "saplings" portions, the Lumberjack Inn is sure to plate up something to satisfy every rider in your party.
2. Larkin's Junction Depot
Last Minute Supplies and Gas - Now that your tank is full, it's time to top off the sled. Swing by Larkin's Junction Depot to gas up the snowmobile and get your last minute supplies and goodies for the ride ahead. Got a sweet tooth? Make sure to grab some of Mary's famous baked goods or swing over to their deli counter to grab a sandwich for the trails.
Stomach full—check. Sled full—check. It's time to start riding! Whether you choose to head west via the Matumbla trails or take the C7 Corridor out toward Horseshoe Lake and the Mountaineer Road (C7A), the ride is completely up to you, but your next pit stop is in Childwold. Got an early start and want a little longer ride before heading in for lunch? No problem! Loop out toward Cranberry Lake or Wanakena first to get more miles under your belt.
3. The Thirsty Moose Pub & Grub
Lunch - In Childwold, NY you will find the family-owned Thirsty Moose Pub & Grub. For decades this has been the snowmobile mecca of our neck of the woods. With a full bar, restaurant, gas pumps, and even cabin rentals, as soon as you pull in you will see why. In fact, I don't think a snowmobile trip to the Adirondacks is complete without swinging in for a drink, a meal, and some good company.
Quick Detour - Raquette River Brewing
Pre-dinner beer sampling anyone? If you left Tupper Lake via the C7 Corridor in the morning, shortly into your ride you may have noticed signs for Raquette River Brewing. Located just about a half mile off of the corridor this brewery is a must-stop if you are in the area. Packed trails and a short jaunt down Berkley Avenue will lead you right to the doorstep of this cool micro-brewery.
4. Main Street Restaurant
Dinner - After a day of riding, return right back to where you started and enjoy some home style cooking in the cozy atmosphere of Main Street Restaurant. With a full menu of everything from burgers and hot sandwiches to steak, seafood, and pizza, this menu (and service) will be just what you need to refuel from a long day on the trails.
5. Woodsmens Tavern & Grill / Grand Union Hotel
Post-Ride Cocktails - OK, with lots of miles now under your belt, the time has finally come to kick back, relax, and enjoy a few drinks with good friends. Go park the sleds and head on over to The Woodsmens Tavern & Grill. With some of the best pizza and wings in town, and a full bar, you could stay here a while. Located right off of the C7 corridor right across from the train station and Lumberjack Inn, it's the perfect location to be with your sleds. Book a room and stay over in the newly renovated Grand Union Hotel located upstairs. In the morning you will be in the perfect location to enjoy another day on the trails.
Plan your next snowmobile getaway
After an early morning and a full day of riding, what better way to end your day than turning in knowing that you get to hit the trails again tomorrow? Don't let another winter pass without checking out what riding in the Tupper Lake region has to offer. Book a room, download a map, and start scouting out what other cool pit stops you can make along your way. The Adirondacks await!