Snowshoe Trails in the New York Adirondacks
Experience the peaceful solitude of an Adirondack landscape blanketed in snow on miles of recreation and backcountry snowshoe hiking trails.
Snowshoes are standard issue in the Adirondacks, an easy way to get outside and enjoy the deep snow without making an investment in a lot of gear or lessons. With one of the most extensive hiking trail networks in the country – 2,000 miles, to be precise – the Adirondacks' recreational trails provide leisurely snowshoeing, as well as endless backcountry terrain, for serious winter snow trekking.
If you're just starting out and would like some instruction, check out the Adirondacks' Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trail centers, including Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake and Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. Over the years, both have helped prepare several local athletes for past and future Winter Olympic Games, and you'll find friendly staff who have been outfitting generations of visitors to the Adirondacks.
For experienced snowshoers, and winter recreation enthusiasts looking for a more challenging backcountry experience, the Adirondack Mountains beckon with snowy escapes through quiet, wintry white and pristine wilderness