Stopping to catch your breath? That’s because our Adirondack wilderness is so breathtaking!

Our trails are just as scenic when they are crunchy.

Be a Winter Sixer

Love the challenge of a winter peak? Saranac Lake offers six varied mountains which ring the town. Climb them all for your Winter 6er badge!

Go anywhere the snow falls

Modern snowshoes aren’t the “tennis racquets for the feet” they were in the old days. This means our hiking trails are open year-round, for anyone. Pick an easy trail for a flatter learning curve.

Seward Mountain | Snowshoe

Peak Name Seward Mountain Most Popular Winter Trailhead  Calkins Brook Elevation 4361’ Round Trip Distance 14.0 miles...
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
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Panther Mountain

Panther is a small peak located between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and is a popular destination for hikers driving through the area or...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Haystack Mountain

Not to be confused with the High Peak Haystack, this little version offers a nice punch for the effort as well. From the trailhead start a...
Location: Ray Brook, New York
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Moose Mountain

From the summit of McKenzie you will drop quite a bit over a lightly used trail to the junction with Moose Mountain and the trail down to...
Location: Ray Brook, New York
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Baker Mountain

Baker Mountain also referred to as Mount Baker, depending on who you ask, is one of the most popular family snowshoe destinations in the...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Jenkin's Mountain

Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Donaldson Mountain Snowshoe Hike

Donaldson Mountain is the peak located in the center of the range and boasts the best views of the ridge. With an open rock ledge you will...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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St. Regis Mountain - snowshoeing

From the trailhead you will have to walk up the dirt road for a short distance to the foot trail on the right, wait to put your snowshoes...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Moody Pond in winter

Moody Pond is a wonderful snowshoeing destination, whether for an easy beginner walk or for photographers in search of great vistas. While...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Kettle Trail

The Kettle Trail is an out and back cross-country ski trail built for equine use in the summer, but it doesn’t get much use then...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Mount Baker

Baker (aka Mount Baker) is everyone's little brother of a mountain. Not very tall, easy to climb, yet wonderful views. It also offers...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Floodwood Mountain

Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for all ages, makes and models of hikers. The terrain is moderate with only a short amount of steep...
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
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Coney Mountain

The trail for Coney Mountain used to follow the county line and climb steeply through rutted terrain to the top of a high ridge. This trail...
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
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Jenkins Mountain

From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will be to your right and a bit further down...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Lake Flower Loop

Follow the railroad tracks a few feet to the right and you will see a small, narrow trail that enters the woods of tall pines. This is a...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Saint Regis Mountain Snowshoeing

A bald, south-facing summit offers a spectacular look at the High Peaks and St. Regis Canoe Wilderness of 30 lakes. The fire tower, built...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Lake Clear Beach - snowshoe

Excellent for beginners, children, or anyone seeking a stunning vista. The path to the beach leads to paths on either side which travel...
Location: Lake Clear, New York
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Trifecta by snowshoe

Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Bloomingdale Bog - snowshoeing

Location: Bloomingdale, New York
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Scarface Mountain

The attraction of Scarface is in the approach. A mellow hike until the bridge over Ray Brook, it can make for a lovely woods walk. There is...
Location: Ray Brook, New York
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Barnum Brook

1 mile loop, pale blue trail markers. Many scenic bridges, with outlooks over Heron Marsh. Can you find the beaver lodge? This is a...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Paul Smith's College VIC | Winter

There are over 25 miles of trails available at the Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC). You have the choice to ski groomed or...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Long Pond Trail

Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Bone Pond Loop

If you need to park at the start of the road you will snowshoe back along this access road and cross the railroad tracks, the trail is...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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McKenzie Mountain

McKenzie Mountain is a massive peak in McKenzie Mountain Wilderness area which spans an area of 36,200 acres. It is visible from many...
Location: Ray Brook, New York
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Ampersand Mountain

Ampersand is rightly famous for the beauty of its views and the "stone staircases" built along the higher sections of the trail....
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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The Pines in winter

This easy snowshoe path winds through the woods, leading to a scenic walk around Moody Pond. Trailhead: From Visitor Center, turn left on...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Black Pond Loop

Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Boreal Life Trail

1 mile loop, orange trail markers. This trail has two access trails, either from the gazebo near the parking lot, or an intersection with...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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