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 snowshoeing journey. No experience required!

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

Schroon Lake has an abundance of great snowshoeing 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.

Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
The hard part about this trail is finding a good place to park. If the snow banks are pushed back it’s not too bad, but otherwise you may have to consider using the Bores River Trail to access...
Crane Pond Road, Severance, New York
(518) 532-7675
Network of trail that connect 22 ponds with 14 lean-tos. Spectacular mountain views and hemlock forests. Best introduction to the area is an 8 mile round trip to Pharoah Lake, from the south, on an...
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 conveniently...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Mount Redfield Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Upper Works to Uphill Brook Herd Path Elevation 4606’ Round Trip Distance 18.0 miles, ~20.0 miles with Cliff Average Round-...
Valley Woods Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Winter Overview and Trail Conditions: From the trailhead you will snowshoe along an old forest road which is a nice easy start to the day. You will arrive at the top of Thomas Mountain after 1.4...
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, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Allen Mountain Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Adams/Flowed Lands Trailhead to Allen Herd Path Elevation 4340’ Round Trip Distance 17.0 miles Average Round-trip Time 9 to...
Putts Pond Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Winter Overview and Trail Conditions: The AIC is made up of four distinct trails all are recommended for snowshoeing. Peninsula Trail This is the hardest of the trails and at 0.9 miles is not all...
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...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Gray Peak Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Upper Works to Four-Corners or over Mount Marcy Elevation 4840’ Round Trip Distance 18.5 miles over Marcy, 19.2 miles from Upper...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
From the parking area which should be plowed out regularly, you will need to cross the road to access the trail. The trail is behind the trail register and follows the road for a short bit before...
Elk Lake Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
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 sadly has...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
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...
Rt 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Goodnow is a very prominent peak from Route 28N and whose tower raises high above the trees. This ragged looking mountain is home to one of the few fire towers remaining the Adirondack Park.  ...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Couchsachraga Peak (Couchy) Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Times Square Herd Path from Upper Works Elevation 3,820 feet Round Trip Distance 13.9 miles Average Round-trip Time...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Panther Peak  Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Times Square Herd Path from Upper Works Elevation 4442’ Round Trip Distance 11.0 miles Average Round-trip Time 7 to 8...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Mount Marshall Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Upper Works to Herbert Brook Elevation 4360’ Round Trip Distance 14.6 miles  Average Round-trip Time 8 to 10 Hours...
Boreas Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
From the trailhead locate the old dirt road to the back of the parking lot and start an easy descent. The entire route is along the road, which is not maintained in the winter, but might get a small...
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, New York
(518) 585-6619
A pleasant woods walk to Trout Pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond's shoreline. Trailhead: The Ensign Pond Road/Route 4 trailhead offers the easiest access. From the intersection of...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Mount Skylight Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Upper Works to Four-Corners or over Mount Marcy Elevation 4926’ Round Trip Distance 18.0 miles over Marcy, 20.2 miles from...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
An unused road leads through old growth forest to a lovely pond. Wonderful winter scenery! Crane Pond via Blue Hill Trailhead: You can use the Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Peak Name Santanoni Peak Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Times Square Herd Path or Express Route from Upper Works Elevation 4607’ Round Trip Distance 12.6 miles via Times Square, 9.0...

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