A wet Friday leading to a dry weekend. Beautiful Fall weather over the weekend. The leaves are starting to change more and more with the cooler temps and one of our favorite times of the year at Maplelag.
Ideal weather for racing combined with near perfect trail conditions made for a great weekend of mountain biking for the Laddies Loppet weekend. Thanks to everyone who made it a great event! Just under 500 racers over the three events. The trails will remain open for mountain biking throughout the fall until the snow flies. The trails are also open for hiking and trail running throughout the Fall until the snow flies. The next event on the trails will be the Pumpkin Run. The trails are closed to horses and motorized use. There is no charge to use the trails. The mtb course starts near the Great Northern Cabin and is marked for beginners to advanced riders. Follow the white signs with black arrows. The singletrack sections are labeled easier or more difficult/advanced. The advanced loop is around 7.4 miles, taking 40 min to 1.5 hrs to complete. Please park in the parking lot by the first freight house as you enter the Maplelag property. The other mowed ski trails are open for riding as well. Enjoy!
We have been mowing on the ski trails throughout the summer, preparing them for winter and cutting trees from winds earlier this month. The ski trails are in great shape for this time of year. A few areas of erosion from the hard rain but will repair in the Fall. We will continue working on the trails preparing them for the winter season.