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 3-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 or outfitter 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.

36 Club House Drive, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This scenic course is flanked by beautiful Schroon Lake and majestic Pharoah Mountain for extraordinary views. Explore the gentle slopes!
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Stony Pond Trail is part of an intricate network of pond trails in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. The pond itself is 2.1 miles from the trailhead to the outlet of Stony Pond. There...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Macomb 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 Dix Mountain, South Dix (Carson Peak), and Hough Peak....
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Santanoni is most often climbed with Panther Peak and/or Couchsachraga Peak. Consider using the Times Square herd-path and the Santanoni Express Route is you are planning to do a traverse of...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking South Dix is in the process of being renamed Carson Peak, in commemoration of Russell M.L. Carson, a charter member and past president of the Adirondack Mountain Club. He is the author of...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Couchsachraga Peak, nicknamed Couchy, is most often climbed as a trio of all three Santanoni Peaks in a day. Using the Times Square herd-path and the Santanoni Express Route for a...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
From the trailhead, you will follow a nice flat trail that passes by Putnam Pond to your right. The trail soon turns into a short, moderate climb before reaching a rather long descent ...
Elk Lake Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Colvin was named after Verplank Colvin assistant the great surveyor of the Adirondack Park. Colvin is often climbed with Blake Peak – due to it being along the same ridge and located...
Northwoods Club Rd, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking The hike now is a magical one as it leads you above East Mill Flow to a somewhat major intersection. At this intersection you can head straight to the edge of the Round Pond and...
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...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking East Dix is in the process of being renamed Grace Peak, in commemoration of Grace Hudowalski, who was the first woman to climb the 46 High Peaks. Grace became Forty-Sixer #9 August 22, 1937...
Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Follow an old access road turned into an easy trail to a camping, picnic, and launch area at the pond. The hike is quite easy and all downhill to the pond. The wide trail is colorful in...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Marshall’s tree covered summit is less impressive than the wondrous trail which leads up to it. With numerous waterfalls along Herbert Brook, and great views of the Flowed Lands, you will not...
Moose Pond Club Rd, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking From the trailhead you will hike on a moderate trail with slight elevation change. While wet under some conditions, it’s a nice trail to be on. About half way to the top a snowmobile...
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 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...
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 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking 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. Below both...
Northwoods Club Road, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Snowshoeing This is an easy, well-marked trail, but if not broken out, a map and compass is recommended. Trailhead From Minerva, take NY 28 north for 1.7 miles, then left on the dirt North Woods...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
The parking for this is across the road in winter due to snow piles blocking the narrow roadside parking. Be careful crossing the road. The trail follows along the Boreas River as it meanders through...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
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 Carson Peak (South Dix), Grace Peak (East Dix), Hough Peak,...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Cliff Mountain Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Upper Works to Uphill Brook Herd Path Elevation 3960’ Round Trip Distance 17.6 miles, ~20.0 miles with Redfield Average...
Hoffman Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This is a great beginner snowshoe that's suitable for the whole family. From the trailhead you will begin and remain mostly on a level hiking surface. The start brings you through an attractive...

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