Your Adirondack Basecamp

Winter Fitness and Fun Combined

From December through February the fresh powdered snowshoe trails surrounding Schroon Lake offer the ideal winter playground for those looking to get up close with nature. Book your Schroon Lake accommodations, and enjoy a cozy B&B or Inn to start your snowshoe journey. No experience required!

When your day of adventure is complete, warm up by the fire in your lodge, or in one of our fine restaurants right here in town.

Schroon Lake has an abundance of great snowshoe trails. From short, level, and flat, to challenging peaks with incredible winter wonderland views, there are plenty of trails to meet that longing for gorgeous winter scenery and that crisp, pine-scented air.

The Hoffman Notch Wilderness area is a great place to start. A popular trek for families and beginners is the Big Pond Trail, which is a manageable three mile Adirondack snowshoe hike lasting about two hours.

East of the lake, visitors can take an enchanting moonlight snowshoe trek in the 46,283 acres of Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, experiencing a serene perspective of the forest unlike any other. Crane Pond is an enjoyable choice too.

An Adirondack snowshoe vacation:

  • Requires minimal equipment
  • Is a fairly easy winter sport to learn
  • Excellent for families, couples, non-skiers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds
  • Snowshoe getaways can be as easy or challenging as you desire

Read about a fine excursion with Choosing the right cave. Secure the services of a local guide who can steer you toward the best winter trails for your ability and has equipment to buy or rent.

Cloudsplitter Outfitters in Newcomb has snowshoe rentals and guided treks. The Adirondack Interpretive Center is open Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. with snowshoes included in admission. The Natural Stone Bridge and Caves opens in the winter, with snowshoes, trekking poles, and a map to help explore their own system of trails.

Rt. 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 359-3328
Hiking Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two miles of generally easy going, the summit has a restored fire tower and a sweeping view...
Hiking Dix is often climbed by itself, but in many cases is combined with the rest or parts of the Dix Range. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak,), East Dix (Grace Peak,) Hough Peak,...
Crane Pond Road, Severance, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking A long hike to the base of the mountain, a short climb, then 360 degrees of stunning views from the summit of the vast Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. Pharaoh Mountain Trailhead: Crane Pond...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Skylight is the peak with one of the most impressive views, boasting a sighting of over 30 other High Peaks. This completely bald rock dome is very impressive when seen from other regions of...
Elk Lake Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Blake was named after Mills Blake, Verplank Colvin’s assistant during the great survey of the Adirondack Park. This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 43 on the classic 46er list, but...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Fishing Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and take Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a half a mile, take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow it for...
5922 State Rte 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 582-2000
The Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center in Newcomb offers 236 acres of environmental education. There are miles of scenic, surfaced trails complemented by indoor exhibits and multi-image...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Couchsachraga Peak is most often climbed as a trio of all three Santanoni Peaks in a day. Consider using the Times Square herd-path and the Santanoni Express Route is you are planning to do a...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N and take a...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Redfield was named for Professor William C. Redfield: meteorologist, organizer of, and participant in, the first recorded ascent of Mount Marcy. If the going gets tough, remember Redfield did...
Route 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Avalanche Pass is usually approached from the Adirondack Loj. But it can also be approached from the Upper Works, and when the two are combined make for an excellent through hike. Hiking Below both...
County Route 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking An ascent of Allen is a major undertaking since it is a nearly 20 mile roundtrip, nearly half of which is on unmarked trails. The views from Allen are quite good and the final climb is rather...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Stony Pond Trail is 2.1 miles from the trailhead to the outlet of Stony Pond. This also connects the Hewitt Pond Trail for extensive backcountry pond exploration. How to get there Take Exit...
122 Hewitt Road, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87 and follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N, take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for...
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, New York
(518) 585-6619
Hiking A pleasant woods walk to the pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond shoreline. Trout Pond Trailhead: On Ensign Pond Road (County Rt. 4) between North Hudson and Moriah. Marked by a...
Route 73, Keene, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Hough can be climbed by itself but rarely is, in many cases is combined with the rest or parts of the Dix Range. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak), East Dix (Grace Peak) Dix...

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