Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing in St. Lawrence County

Brasher Falls

Brasher State Forest, off County Road 50, or Rt. 11 at St. Lawrence Central School, free.


Indian Creek Nature Center, Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area, off Rt. 68, 8 km of trails, free.

Lawrence Golf/Country Club, off Rt. 11, access behind Best Western, from Pike/Russell Roads, 25 miles of groomed trails, free.

Remington Recreation Center at Partridge Run Golf Course, Outer State Street, several miles of groomed trails, warm-up building, free.

St. Lawrence University

Little River Nature Area

Nordic Skiing

SUNY Canton, 15 km of trails, accessed from Parking Lot 6 across from French Hall, bear left at the Y, free.

Cranberry Lake

Cranberry Lake Ski Trail, 1 mile west of Cranberry Lake on Rt. 3, 16 km of trails, free.

Five Ponds Wilderness Area, remote area, 40 miles of trails, starting in Wanakena, two miles south of NYS Hwy 3; in Wanakena cross one-lane bridge across Oswegatchie River. High Falls truck trail goes straight ahead; for Dead Creek Flow truck trail, turn left after crossing bridge, go one-half mile.

Peavine Swamp Ski Trail, State Highway 3, west of Cranberry Lake, main trail of 3.9 miles to lean-to at Inlet flow, two loops at either end of 3.4 and 1.2 miles each, and 2.1 mile loop in middle; 315/386-4000.

Dillabough State Forest

Off Russell-Pierrepont Rd., 7 km of trails, free.

Hannawa Falls

Postwood Park and County Forest, 13 km of trails starting at parking lot, 1.6-mile loop and 4.1 mile loop, free.


Fort Jackson Park, 315/386-4000.


The Massena Rod and Gun Club

Swamper Dome, Louisville Arena. The trail is approximately 2 miles in length running from behind the Arena through the woods skirting a 90 acre meadow and back into the woods down along the Grasse River and back to the arena.

Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area, from State Route 37, turn onto State Route 131 to Willard Road, turn north and follow the road, 1.6 miles of trails.


Robert Moses State Park [see page 16 in the Empire State Trails Northern Guide] in Massena, off Rt. 37, 3 miles north of Massena, 25 km of trails, free, ski rentals: $10 for whole day, $4 for 2 hours. Snowshoes available for loan.   315/764-5630.


There are fine trails behind Norwood-Norfolk Central School.


High Flats State Forest, from County Road 58, right on Rodwell Mill Road, left jog to Crowley Road, 4.5 miles of trails, 2.6 miles of unplowed road used to complete the loop, free.

Lenny Road, Parishville, 7 km of trails, free.


Glenmeal State Forest, Town of Pierrepont, off County Road 24, accessed from Rt. 68, 1.9 miles of trails, free.


Clarkson University, five miles of trails, accessible from parking lot on hill campus by Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) by big green water tower, free.

Nordic Skiing

Trail Map

Trail Network

SUNY Potsdam, Lehman Park, off Rt. 56, 4 km. of trails, free.

Hannawa Falls River Road Ski Trail System Click HERE for Map

Riverside Trail along the St. Regis River

CLICK HERE to go to the Potsdam Après Ski Club.

South Colton

Catamount Lodge, 9 miles South of South Colton on the East side of State Route 56. Limited parking available at Catamount Mountain trailhead, just South of the lodge driveway. Groomed trails open to the public.

Higley Flow State Park, off Rt. 56, 2 miles east of South Colton, 23 km of trails, free.   315/262-2880.

Higley Flow State Park Trail Map & Ski Conditions

West Stockholm

River Hill, begins on Southville-West Stockholm Road, off Rt. 11B, 5 miles northeast of Potsdam, 2.3 miles of trails, free.

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