Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

Adirondack trails for all abilities 

Don't let the snow keep you off the trails — grab a pair of snowshoes and hike all winter long. With more than 2,000 miles of walkable terrain, the Adirondack trail system will allow you to take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery of the great outdoors. 

Experience the Adirondack Park as it transforms itself into a winter wonderland of glistening, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered trees, and wildlife footprints. Challenge yourself by conquering one of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, check out a more leisurely favorite like the Jackrabbit Trail, or access a variety of terrain at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Complex.

Fun for the entire family

Snowshoeing is simple to learn and fun for everyone. Little equipment is needed for this affordable activity. Many hotels in Lake Placid offer trails of their own or have snowshoes on site, so be sure to ask what's available, and many stores in town rent and sell snowshoeing equipment. Stroll Lake Placid's Main Street shops to gear up before your trek or get expert help from a skilled Adirondack Guide.

Great winter cross-training

Although snowshoeing has been around for more than 6,000 years, today, it's one of the fastest growing winter sports. For runners, triathletes, and Ironmen, snowshoeing is an excellent winter cross-training activity to stay in shape, burning more than 600 calories per hour. After working up an appetite on the trail, head to one of the many Lake Placid restaurants to refuel, and get ready for tomorrow's adventure. 

Lake Arnold
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Henry's Woods
Location: Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Lake Flower Loop
Location: Route 86, Saranac Lake, New York
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Tupper Lake Municipal Trails
Location: Country Club Road, Tupper Lake, New York
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Nippletop
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Blake Peak
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Belfry Mountain
Location: County Highway 7C, Witherbee, New York
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Wilmington Peak - Slide Approach
Location: Bonnieview Road, Wilmington, New York
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Wilmington Peak - Cooper Kiln Pond Approach
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Street Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Algonquin Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Mount Van Hoevenberg
Location: 2608 Main St, Lake Placid, New York
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Fernow Trail
Location: Route 30, Tupper Lake, New York
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Town of Keene Ridge Loop
Location: Airport Road, Keene, New York
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Peninsula Nature Trails
Location: Brewster Peninsula Rd., Lake Placid, New York
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Stag Brook Falls
Location: 5021 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Three Brothers
Location: Garden Trailhead, Keene, New York
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Mount Colvin
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Santanoni Peak
Location: Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
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Washbowl
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Owls Head
Location: 2608 Main St, Lake Placid, New York
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Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center
Location: 220 Bobrun Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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snowshoeing at John Browns Farm
Location: John Brown Road, Lake Placid, New York
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Allen Mountain
Location: Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
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Saint Regis Mountain Snowshoeing
Location: Keese Mill Road, Paul Smiths, New York
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