Cross-Country Skiing & Snow-Shoeing Beyond St. Lawrence County

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Alexandria Bay

Keewaydin, Rt. 12, 1 mile west of Alexandria Bay, trails not groomed, free, 315/483-3331.

Kring Point, off Rt. 12, 6 miles east of Alexandria Bay, novice trails, free, trails not groomed, 315/482-2444.

Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, exit 51 off I-81, bird walks, cross country skiing, trails, fishing, 315/482-2479.

Wellesley Island State Park, from I-81 Exit 51, follow signs 7 miles; 5 mi. of marked and tracked trails, 315/482-2479.

Barnes Corners

Barnes Corners Ski Trails, northern section of Tug hill, series of loops winding through pine and spruce forests, 315/376-3521.


Fern Park Recreation Park, Loomis Road off South Shore Road, off Rt. 28; 22 km of trails, 315/357-5501.

Inlet Golf Course, 3.5 miles of free groomed x-country ski trails, 315/357-3503.


Bark Eater, 17 miles north of Exit 30 of I-87, 1/2 mile off Rt. 73, Alstead Hill Road, 20 km of trails, 518/576-2221.

Lake Placid-Wilmington Area

Adirondack LOJ, off Rt. 73, 8 miles south east of Lake Placid, 20 km of trails, 518/668-4447.

Cascade Ski Touring Center, 5 miles south of Lake Placid Village on Rt. 73, 20 km of trails, rentals, lessons, lodging, 518/523-9605.

High Peaks Cyclery/Mountain Adventure Center. Guide service for x-country skiing, 518/523-3764.

Lake Placid Olympic Site, 518/523-1655.

Mt. Van Hoevenberg, off Rt. 73, 7 miles south of Lake Placid, Olympic Center,  50 km of trails, 518/523-2811, 800/462-6236.


Lowville Demonstration Area and Forestry Nature Trail, 7327 NYS Route 812, about 1.5 miles outside Lowville, 92 acres, 315/376-3521.

Otter Creek Horse Trails, Erie Canal Road, 65 miles of horse trails which can also be used for cross country skiing, 315/376-3521.

Whetstone Gulf, Rt. 26, 6 miles south of Lowville, 20 km of groomed trails, free, 315/376-6630.

Winona State Forest, off Rt. 81, Exit 37, 50 km of trails, free.


Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center at Rich Lake.

North Creek

Cunningham’s Ski Barn, 1 Main St., 25 km of trails, 518/251-3215.

Gore Mountain, off Rt. 28, 16 miles north of Warrensburg,  12 km of trails, 518/251-2411.


Lapland Lake, 6 miles west of Rt. 30, Benson Road to Storer Road, 139 Lapland Lake Rd., 518/863-4974.

Old Forge

McCauley Mountain, take Rt. 28 to Old Forge at Blue Mt. Lake, trails are 2 1/2 miles from Rt. 28, 20 km trails, 518/369-3225.

Paul Smiths

Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, 1 mile north of Rt. 92 intersection, 6.5 mile (14 km) of trails. Snowshoes available.   518/327-3000

Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area

Off Rt. 74, east of Exit 28 of I-87, 50 km of trails, free.

Sacketts Harbor

Westcott Beach, Rt. 3, 2 miles west of Sackets Harbor, 11 km of trails, free, trails not groomed.   315/646-2293, 800-456-CAMP

Saranac Lake

Cold River Ranch, Rt. 3, 13 miles west of Saranac Lake, 100 km of trails.  518/523-7559

Dewey Mountain Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Center, Rt. 3, 1 1/2 miles west of Saranac Lake, 30 Main St., 20 km trails, 8 km of snowshoe trails: 15km groomed trails for skating and classic skiing and ungroomed back country trails, also a snowshoe trail to the top of the mountain for scenic view of the surrounding area.  A warming hut with basic amenities is located at the base of the mountain. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available and trail passes are required.      518/891-2697

Tug Hill Plateau – “Heaviest Snowfall East of the Rocky Mountains”

1,000s of acres of public lands, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, more.  315/376-2213 or 800/724-0242

Barnes Corners Ski Trails

Barnes Corners Cross-Country Ski Trail Map

Beach Mill Trail Map

Carpenter Road Ski Trails

Carpenter Road Cross-Country Ski Trail Map

Independence River Wild Forest Centennial Recreational Trails

Independence River Wild Forest Centennial Recreational Trail Map

Inman Gulf Trail Map

Otter Creek Horse Trails

Otter Creek Horse Trails Map (some multi-use)   SEE ALSO

Tupper Lake

Cold River Horse Trail, Rt. 3, 9 miles east of Tupper Lake to Ampersand Road, 17 km of trails, free.


Snow Ridge, 40 miles north I-90 Exits 31 or 33, via Rts. 12 and 120 or Rts. 365 and 26,  10 km of trails, free, open daily. (Encon Carpenter Rd. trails intersect with Snow Ridge.)  315/348-8456 or 800/962-8419.   Email:


Living Museum, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, 315/782-6180.


Southwick Beach, off Rt. 3, 2 miles west of Woodville, 8 km of trails, free, trails not groomed, 315/846-5338.

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