Snowshoeing In The Adirondacks

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity in the Adirondacks! It’s often mentioned in the same sentence as cross-country skiing, but is a completely different experience that can be enjoyed off-trail, while hiking, or even in your own backyard.

snowshoesWhat Is Snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing is similar to hiking or walking, but the unique structure of snowshoes allows you to stay on top of deep snow instead of sinking in like you would if you were just wearing boots.

Snowshoes are extremely easy to use and can be simply strapped on over regular boots. They come in different sizes for use by adults and children. Snowshoeing is a great workout and is considered ideal cross-training for runners and triathletes.

Where Can I Go Snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing is a great activity because it doesn’t require a huge amount of space or specialized trails. Ready to get out there and explore the Adirondacks? There are many great places to go:

Cascade Cross Country Ski Center
4833 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-9605
High Falls Gorge
4761 New York 86 Scenic
Wilmington, NY
(518) 946-2278
Paul Smith’s College VIC
8023 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
(518) 327-3000
Adirondack Interpretive Center
5922 New York 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
(518) 582-2000
Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center
139 Lapland Lake Road
Northville, NY 12134
(518) 863-4974
Whiteface Club & Resort
373 Whiteface Inn Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-2551
Mount Van Hoevenberg
Bobsled Run Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1655
Amy’s Park
Padanarum Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-9673
Beaver Brook Outfitters*
2349 Route 28
Wevertown, NY 12886
(518) 251-3394
Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve
Valley Woods Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-9673
Garnet Hill Lodge*
39 Garnet Hill Road
North River, NY 12856
(518) 251-2150
Cunningham’s Ski Barn*
1 Main Street
North Creek, NY 12853
(518) 251-3215
Dynamite Hill Recreation Center
3 Dynamite Hill
Chestertown, NY 12817
(518) 494-2722
Friends Lake Inn Snowshoe Center*
963 Friends Lake Road
Chestertown, NY 12817
(518) 494-4751
Gore Mountain
793 Peaceful Valley Road
North Creek, NY 12853
(518) 251-2411
Natural Stone Bridge And Caves*
535 Stone Bridge Road
Pottersville, NY 12860
(518) 494-2283
Pack Demonstration Forest
136 Pack Forest Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518) 623-9679
Up Yonda Farm
5239 Lake Shore Drive
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-9767
Sacandaga Outdoor Center
1 Whitewater Way
Hadley, NY 12835
(518) 696-7238
Rogers Rock Campground
Route 9N
Hague, NY 12836
(518) 623-1200
Adirondack Mountain Club*
814 Goggins Road
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-4447

In addition to the above locations, you can also typically snowshoe on nature trails or even hiking trails that you might be familiar with from summer treks.

Where Can I Get Snowshoes?

If you’re trying snowshoeing for the first time, it’s probably a good idea to borrow equipment from a friend or rent it to make sure you enjoy snowshoeing before purchasing your own gear. The above locations marked with a * offer rentals, and some even have retail stores if you decide you’re ready for your own gear.

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