Enjoy Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing This Winter

Winter recreation in the Lake George Area is always a fun and relaxing endeavor. The temperatures may have dropped outdoors, but the winter activities have heated up. The region offers miles of opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There are so many excellent options, including trails through the woods, open fields, around lakes and streams, and even on dedicated properties. Each of these options provides real Adirondack adventures and great workouts.

Cross-country skiing is a defining activity for the region. You can find trails of all difficulty levels around the Lake George area, including challenging climbs and exhilarating descents enjoying all the beautiful Adirondack Mountains have to offer. Cross-country ski areas often include amenities such as ski rentals, lighted trails, and warming huts. A centuries-old pastime is here for you to enjoy right in the Lake George Area.

Garnet Hill Outdoor Center – Garnet Hill Lodge in North River, less than an hour from Lake George, offers fun cross-country skiing adventures over miles of backcountry ski trails.

North Creek Ski Bowl

Warren County Nature Trail & Nordic Ski System

Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center

Gurney Lane Recreation Center

Crandall Park

Lake George Recreation Park

Saratoga Spa Park

Lapland Lake

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Center


Snowshoeing is an authentic Lake George region tradition and a great way to explore in the snow. Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to take in the Adirondacks’ winter beauty. Enjoy dedicated snowshoe trails at several locations, and take a hike to experience the stunning landscapes filled with snow-covered forests and frozen lakes. If you don’t have your own snowshoes, rentals are available at several facilities in the area.

When the snow piles up, strap your snowshoes on and hit the trail.

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

Crandall Park

The Pinnacle

Gurney Lane Recreation Facility

Garnet Hill Outdoor Center

Warrensburg Recreation Field

Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center