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.

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...
Route 73, Keene, New York
(518) 523-2445
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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