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.

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!
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Panthers are an old referral to mountain lions, which used to live in the area back in the 1800s, but in present day they are not here at all. Panther is kind of the gateway to the Santanoni...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, 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...
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
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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
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...
Putts Pond Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
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...
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...

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