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Ski trip to Lapland Lake

February 23 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm


LAPLAND LAKES XC Ski TRIP – Feb 23-25, 2018 –  Sponsored by the New Jersey Nordic Ski Club

You must JOIN THE club to ski with us. Go to www.njnordic.tripod.com and complete an application. Single-$15/Family-$26

Leaders-Daniel and Charie McAuliffe, 199 Old Mill Drive, Langhorne, PA 19047 215-630-7478 Email: DNMcAuliffe@MSN.com

Trip Cost:   $50 per person for adults. (includes Sat full breakfast & Sat dinner). You make own Lodging reservations & pay trail fee Make check to Daniel McAuliffe and send along with your email to above address-Indicate if you need a roommate.

LODGING:  We are staying at Super 8 motel in Amsterdam, NY.  Right off I-90. (4 1/2 hours drive from Philadelphia  or 3 ½ drive from Piscataway, NJ–  then driving to Lapland Lakes XC center the next day 35 minutes north on route 30 past Northville, NY.

Super 8 Motel – 5502 Route 30 South, I-90 Exit 27, Amsterdam, NY 12010 Tel 518-843-5888 All rooms are 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, non-smoking. They feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, cable TV, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, free local calls, and alarm clock. Free parking. FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST. Check in 3pm- check out 11am.  Cost per room for 2 nights.  Double occupancy is $161.50 plus tax. . When booking room, refer to CF#96600484 and guarantee using your own credit card.

Note: Need a roommate –Let me know and I will take names and try to match you up.

Directions: From Phila. – NJ TPK north to exit 11 Garden State Parkway north to New York State Thruway (Route 87) – Take NYS Thruway past Albany – merge onto I-90 west – -Take Exit 27 toward NY 30 Amsterdam – Cross Toll booths and bear left – Motel on right side next to TPK.  From Piscataway, NJ – 287 to 87 North (follow directions above in italics)

 Meals: Breakfast Sat morning at the Olympic Diner. Sat dinner at the Raindancer Restaurant 7:30pm. Lunch on your own at Lapland (they have a good restaurant on site and snack bar) Friday dinner on own – I recommend Recovery Sports Grill 5005 Route 30 north tel #518-842-5500 or Ruby Tuesday, 106 Hannaford Plaza,Tel518-843-5064 both North on Route 30. Sun breakfast at motel

Registration: Will be at Breakfast 7:45am at Olympic Diner – we leave at 8:45am Sharp for Lapland. Don’t be late!

Amsterdam Diner: Turn left from Super 8 Motel – Go straight up the hill keeping on ROUTE 30 NORTH – Go 3 miles Diner on left. Tel (518) 212-6057. Order anything off the menu up to $9.00.

Lapland Lakes XC Center: Follow route 30 all the way up  Plan on a 45 minute drive north. We’ll form a caravan and head north from the parking lot of the Olympic Diner. – Turn left  onto Rt 30 – follow route 30 north 18 miles to Northville, NY (see a bridge over Sacandaga lake) continue North on route 30 to Benson – Turn left onto Co. HWY 6 – go 5.2 miles – Turn right onto Storer Rd.3/4 mile bearing right Ski rentals are $20/day. Check website for rates & snow conditions.  Adults: $23 – Seniors: $20

Snowshoe Rentals: Provided by Lapland Lakes for a daily fee.

XC Ski lessons:   A 1 hour lesson will be given at 10:30am on Saturday with a guided tour in the afternoon at 1:30 pm. .

Saturday Lunch: on your own – bring your own food or enjoy the Finnish specialties at Lapland Lakes restaurant.

Apres ski Saturday: Gather at Lanzi’s on the Lake at 4:pm On route 30 about 5 miles on the left from Lapland Lakes Mayfield, NY

Shopping:  Adirondack Country Store in Northville, NY – go across the bridge  – make a left at the light  – open Sat/Sun 10-5 – best bargains for natural made handicrafts, furniture, souvenirs, Adirondack furniture, etc.

Saturday Dinner: 7:30pm at the Raindancer Restaurant – tel 518-842-2606. On route 30 about 3 miles north of town on the left.  Cash bar – Order any dinner entrée $26.00 or under – Choice of Seafood en Casserole, Ravioli Alfredo, Chicken Penne ala Vodka, Chicken Marsala, Spring Chicken, Salmon, or Chicken, Sausage, & Brocolli. Huge salad and bread bar. Coffee or tea included. No dessert.

Sunday Breakfast:  8:30am at Super * motel – Return to Lapland Lake to XC Ski on your own. Trail fee not included. If you want to stay over Sunday night, make the reservation at the Super 8 Motel. We will have an early 5pm dinner at Lanzi’s right after departing Lapland.


February 23 @ 8:00 am
February 25 @ 5:00 pm


New Jersey Nordic Ski Club


Lapland Lake
139 Lapland Lake Road
Northville, NY 12134 United States
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