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All Nordic ski trails should be skiing well and have good coverage.

With an upcoming snow event on Friday into Saturday producing up to a foot of new snow, expect trails to have excellent coverage but need to be broken out. Truck road trails will most likely get broken out in the next few days, including Cedarlands and Forked Lake Campground Rd, lesser traveled trails such as Stony Pond Trail may not be broken out. Three Brook Loop is skiing well, with some large blowdown persistent but is navigable in all spots. Similar conditions are expected at Upper and Lower Sargent Ponds.  In Raquette Lake the Powerhouse and Cascade trails are skiing exceptionally well, and both have very limited amount of blowdown. In Newcomb, the Upper Hudson Ski Loop is skiing well with some small blowdown and will likely get broken out by the weekend.

For winter birders, a reminder that snowshoes or skis are required on all trails with over 8 inches of snow.

Snowmobiling season is in swing this weekend, check for conditions report.

The Geiger Arena and Skating Rink is open regular hours, check on Facebook or by calling 518-624-3031 for ice conditions and hours of operation.

For winter hikers, traction devices and snowshoes are required on all trails.

Remember to pack extra layers and use caution anytime, especially when winter outdoor recreating.

By Tim Helms, Events Coordinator, Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department