DEC opens snowmobile trails, keeps one closed for repairs

The Bloomingdale Bog trail is open to snowmobiling, but there is still open water in some areas just off the trail. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning snowmobilers that one trail is closed in the central Adirondacks, while the Bloomingdale Bog Trail is open and groomed.

In its weekly Outdoor Recreation Bulletin, the DEC said that a large washout along the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor south of Lake Lila has forced the closure of trail C7 between Beaver River and the Sabbattis Road until repairs are completed.

All the trails in the Moose River Plains are open, as are the trails in the Perkins Clearing/Speculator Tree Farm conservation easement, but trails on state lands nearby are not suitable for snowmobiling at this time.

The DEC also says that snow conditions in the High Peaks are good on the Marcy Dam truck trail, the Avalanche Lake trail and the Avalanche Pass trail. Snowshoes or skis are required past Marcy Dam.

Trails through the Elk Lake property have reopened, as has the trail to the Spruce Mountain fire tower.