XC Ski Trip to Lapland Lake – Presidents Weekend

February 16, 2019 – February 19, 2019 all-day
Lapland Lake
139 Lapland Lake Rd
NY 12134 (Near Benson on Route 30)
See details below
Ken Wong
718-309-9750 (Cell)

XC Ski Trip to Lapland Lake

Presidents Weekend Feb. 16-18, 2019

Lapland Lake Nordic Center: http://www.laplandlake.com/cross_country_ski_.htm

This is a long weekend – 2 or 3 night trip, your choice. Lapland Lake is located 4 hours from Eastern NYC (210 miles from NYC). We will be staying at a nearby motel. Lapland is one of the northeast’s top 10 Nordic ski centers. They have 50 KM of groomed trails from beginners to the expert 135 Mile Northville to Lake Placid wilderness trail. They rent classic, skating, and back country skis. Lessons are available.

Location: 139 Lapland Lake Rd, Northville, NY 12134 (Benson on Route 30)

Directions: From NYC & Albany:

Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) heading west (toward Buffalo) to Exit 27 at Amsterdam. Follow Rte. 30 north for 27 miles (3.2 miles north of Northville). Turn left onto the Benson Road (CoHwy 6) for 5.2 miles. At Storer Road turn right and continue 3/4 mile, bearing right

Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers.

Trip Information: Once you reserve your room at one of the Motels for the number of nights you wish to stay notify me at  bicyclistken@yahoo.com or my home  718-539-3966 or my cell 718-309-9750. Please indicate where and the number of nights you are booked for. There’s no cell reception at Lapland.

The Motels are across the street from each other and about 30 minutes from to Lapland Lake, in Benson. They are 10 minutes from downtown Johnstown where there is a large Price Chopper supermarket with a deli and bakery also several restaurants. We will always meet at Lapland Lake to ski, either individually or in small groups. Dinners are on your own or in informal groups.

Where To Stay:

  • Super8 Motel in Johnstown 301 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, NY 1209
    This hotel in Johnstown, New York offers a daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Each room includes a microwave and small fridge for guests’ convenience. Parking is free. Phone: (518) 736-1800
  • Holiday Inn in Johnstown 308 North Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095
    Feature minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, work desks and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. WiFi is complimentary and kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Amenities include a casual restaurant where kids 12 and under eat free, an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness room, business center, 4 meeting rooms and a guest laundry. Parking is free. Phone: (518) 762-4686

What To Bring: Snacks and drinks are available at the Lapland Lake snack bar, but bring your own and a day pack to carry them if you plan to be on the trail for several hours.

Johnstown Dinner Places:

  • Roma’s Italian Kitchen  Address: 219 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095Phone:(518) 762-3931
  • Union Hall Inn Address: 2 Union Pl, Johnstown, NY 12095 Phone:(518) 762-3210
  • Applebee’s Address: 223 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095 Phone:(518) 762-1720

Cost To Ski at Lapland Lake: Lapland Lake Rental Rates

Questions? Contact Kenneth Wong , the trip leader, at bicyclistken@yahoo.com. Cell – 718-309-9750

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