The Magnificent 7: Best Places to Sled in the Adirondacks

From the Moose River Plains to the Tug Hill Region, and on to the wilds of Malone, the Adirondacks are one of the top places for snowmobiling in the Northeast.

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You know that feeling of facing the white expanse of a solitary, snow-covered trail in what feels like the middle of nowhere? Of just letting your sled rip toward the unknown freedom of a distant horizon? We do. It's an everyday occurrence during winter in the Adirondacks. You can experience it too. You just need to hop on your sled, pick a heading, and go. We'll even help you find a destination from our "Magnificent Seven," representing some of the best places to go snowmobiling in the Adirondacks!

  1. Adirondacks Tughill Plateau – The mother of all Adirondack snowmobiling destinations offers wide open trails, and lots of them. Explore hundreds of mile of groomed snowmobile trails tended by local clubs and organizations, and check out the variety of trail-side restaurants and lodging options. Bonus, you can connect to trail networks in Canada and across New York State.
  2. Thurman Trail System – A network of early 80 miles of trails that wind through the Adirondack Foothills. Though many of the trails cross private land, access is granted to snowmobilers.
  3. Adirondack Seaway Region – This region has one of the most extensive trail networks in the Adirondacks, offering access to more than 500 miles of snowmobile trails connecting to Cranberry Lake, South Colton and the Brasher State Forest.
  4. Visit Malone – Located near the Canadian border, Malone offers a vast interconnected system of snowmobile trails, as well as sled and stay packages for overnight guests.
  5. SnoCross on the Adirondack Coast is a must-do in January. Held annually on the frozen shores of Lake Champlain, aerialists will flip and fly through the air before your eyes.
  6. Moose River Plains in the central Adirondacks provides backcountry sledding through the largest block of remote Adirondack lands accessible by snowmobile.
  7. Schroon Lake Region in the southern Adirondacks features groomed trails that wind along the lake and dart into the forest.

Start planning your Adirondack snowmobiling route and download a FREE Snowmobiling Trails Map.

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Tug Hill Region
With its incredible amount of snowfall per year (more than 200 inches annually, to be exact), Tug Hill is the perfect place to hit the trails on your snowmobile. Our local clubs and organizations are always actively grooming the trails to ensure a safe and smooth ride for everyone.
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