The Best Snowmobiling in New York

New York is home to thousands of miles of backcountry and groomed snowmobile trails, with the Adirondacks leading the way in quality and quantity.
Family Friendly Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks

Thousands of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails wait for you in the Adirondacks!

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Snowmobile Trails With a View in the Adirondacks

Enjoy hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails!

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Experience NY Snowmobiling Like None Other

Winding for miles around snow-covered forests, along frozen rivers and through picturesque communities, the Adirondacks are "the place" to snowmobile in New York. Coordinate with friends and family, and create a NY snowmobiling experience you can't find anywhere else but in the Adirondacks.

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Explore Snowmobiling In Our Regions:

As one the East Coast's premier snowmobiling destinations, Adirondack towns and villages offer interconnected trail systems, lodging and restaurants catering to the sledding community. Discover the best terrain in the Tughill Plateau, or connect to 500 miles of trails that wind around the St. Lawrence Region. ATV and snowmobile riders can expect to find secluded trails, dining and vacation packages that exclusively cater to sledders visiting the Adirondacks. It's a New York snowmobiling destination that simply cannot be matched. 

Top 7 Places to go Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks:

  1. Adirondacks Tughill Plateau is located in the western Adirondacks, offering an off-the-well-sledded-path snowmobiling experience. Hundreds of miles of groomed trails, as well as restaurants and Adirondack lodges that cater specifically to the sledding community make the Plateau a perfect snowmobiling destination. The 200-300" of annual snowfall doesn't hurt either.
  2. Lake George Region offers a variety of sledding experiences. Take a guided tour through Prospect Mountain, or check out the Thurman Trail system. More than 200 miles of trails wind through the region, offering a great way to explore the wild Adirondack Mountain foothills.
  3. The Adirondack Seaway in St. Lawrence County offers more than 500 miles of snowmobile trails traversing Cranberry Lake, South Colton and the Brasher State Forest. Connect to larger Adirondack trail systems and find lodging, gas and food along the way.
  4. Adirondack Lakes region near the Quebec Border in the northern Adirondacks offers incredible sledding and Sled & Stay Packages throughout the area, so you can sled all day and stay warm at night.
  5. The Adirondack Coast hosts SnoCross each January. For two days, see the best snowmobilers in the industry fly, flip and soar through the air - then hit the trails and sled along the frozen shores of Lake Champlain.
  6. The Adirondack Wild region is home to the Moose River Plains' backcountry trails, which can be accessed via two state operated entrance gates. Representing the largest block of remote Adirondack public land that is accessible by snowmobile, the Plains are located off of State Route 28 in the town of Inlet, NY. Inlet is also home to professionally groomed snowmobile trails that connect to hundreds of miles of surrounding community trails.
  7. The Lake Placid Region is home to the Schroon Lake area, with pristine snowmobiling along the eastern Adirondack Region. Wilderness and groomed trails wind along the lake and through the forest. Enjoy close proximity to Lake Placid area attractions.

Adirondack Snowmobiling Tips:

  • Carry a compass and map at all times - even if you are familiar with the trails. Snowdrift and unexpected storms can alter the look of trails, making navigation harder. Request your FREE Adirondack Snowmobiling Map.
  • Know your signals and relay them to the sledders behind you - especially when making turns or crossing roadways. The best way to ensure your groups safety when crossing a road is to post a guard at the crossing to signal and stop sledders when traffic is present.
  • Look for the Snowmobiling Permitted signs along routes and roads throughout the Adirondacks. These trail markers designate routes that are open to sledders. Also look for Stop signs, No Snowmobiling and other common traffic signs like Caution and Bridge Ahead. Follow the signs and stay safe.
  • Follow the leader - if snowmobiling in a group, stick together. A safe distance for following is three to four sled lengths from the sled ahead and behind you.
  • Trail Etiquette - Many of the trails in the region are multi-use. Cross country skiing trails link to sled trails and wildlife have free reign. Exercise caution and safe speeds when in multi-use areas.
  • By following these additional tips, you can enjoy any snowmobiling experience in the Adirondacks:
    • Stay to the right on the trail or roadway
    • Yield to traffic and post a road guard to ensure safe crossings
    • Do not stop in an intersection
    • Yield to faster sledders and groomers
    • Pull off of the trail if you need to stop
    • Do not stop side-by-side on the trail
    • Slow down when encountering skiers, walkers or snowshoers

Snowmobile Tour operators throughout the Adirondacks offer safe riding instruction, rentals and guided tours through some of the region's most scenic places. All snowmobiles must be registered with the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle Office.

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