This trail is a wonderful snowshoe destination, mainly because it freezes up the wet beginning of the trail as you pass by Huntley Pond. You won’t have to worry about any major icy conditions on this one as the trail never gets too steep. The ice formations on the cliffs and in the Hudson River are quite interesting, be sure to bring your camera along for the ride.
Loss of around 300’
Distance Round Trip:
Approximate Time Round Trip:
Families with Kids: 4 to 5 hours
Experienced Snowshoers: 3 to 4 hours
Out of Shape Snowshoers: 3 to 4 hours
From intersection of Route 9 and Hoffman Road in Schroon Lake follow (CR24) Hoffman Road. Continue on CR24 and it eventually turns into Irishtown Road. Take a right onto O’Neill Road in just over 11-miles from Route 9 and a left onto (CR24A) Longs Hill Road. This will bring you to Route 28N in Minerva in roughly 2-miles. Take a right onto Route 28N for 2.5 miles to Northwoods Club Road on the left. Follow Northwoods Club Road for 6.5 miles to the trailhead on the left.
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest
Two: Mainly due to distance and not terrain
Additional Important Information:
Snowshoeing over a frozen body of water is a winter past time; it can access you to areas not seen by most in the summer. With that being said it is a dangerous activity to cross frozen water bodies and should be done with care and respect for your environment. Know the ice conditions and be prepared for anything including heavy winds, snow drifts, whiteouts, slushy conditions, and thin ice.