Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks

Hop on your sled and experience the thrill of one of our popular Adirondack winter activities. With hundreds of miles of groomed and backcountry trails, the Adirondacks are a famous destination for snowmobile enthusiasts. Go on an extended trip, travel through historic villages, and head out for an afternoon with some friends.

Don't have a sled of your own? That's OK — the snowmobile guides below can rent sleds and lead trips for all experience levels.

Whatever you opt for, you're guaranteed to see beautiful views, meet fellow snowmobile lovers, and experience the beauty of winter in the Adirondacks. 

Snowmobile App

To better help you plan your trips, download the Adirondacks, USA Snowmobile App. With an interactive map and all the information you need to know to navigate snowy trails and find gas stations, stores, restaurants, and lodging properties, this app is your "one-stop shop" for all things snowmobile! Download today on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park my vehicle and snowmobile trailer in Lake Placid?

Parking for vehicles and snowmobile trailers is available at the "Snow Fields" located at 400 Old Military Drive near the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department Building. Please follow the parking signage at this location.

How do I get my sled into the Village of Lake Placid?

From the Adirondack Rail Trail and "Snow Field" parking area, a well-signed trail takes you to the sled parking located on the hill in front of the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid where you will find easy access to the many shops and restaurants on Main Street

What other user-groups are on the snowmobile trails in the winter?

In addition to snowmobilers, winter enthusiasts can cross-country ski, snowshoe, and fat-tire bike on the Adirondack Rail Trail. Here are some of the best practices for recreating responsibly on this multi-use trail! 

  1. Keep speeds low around populated areas, road intersections, and staging areas. Follow all speed limit signs.
  2. Comply with all signs and respect barriers.
  3. Stay to the right of the trail at all times, and pass on the left only when the trail is clear.
  4. Groups should stay in a single file line and use proper hand signals for turning and other warnings.
  5. While crossing a road as a group, one rider should act as a road guard and signal when it is safe to cross.
  6. Yield the right-of-way to skiers, snowshoers, and other non-mechanized forms of travel, as well as those passing or traveling uphill. Slower and more vulnerable trail users get the right of way.
  7. Avoid trails with inadequate snow cover.
  8. When stopping on the trail, pull your snow machine as far right and off the trail as possible.
Who maintains the snowmobile trails?

Around the Adirondacks, local snowmobile clubs made up of volunteers dedicate countless hours to maintaining and grooming the trails in addition to installing signage and advocating for its continued use. For the trails around Lake Placid, the Lake Placid Snowmobile Club is a leading force for these efforts.

Results for "Snowmobiling"

Adirondack Snowmobile
42 Dandelion Way, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4360
Farmhouse Snowmobiling
129 Hobart Rd., Saranac Lake
(518) 586-1315