A scenic system

From main corridor trails to secondary loops, explore the stunning scenery of the Adirondack Park. From Saranac Lake, sledders can easily reach the nearby village of Tupper Lake, as well as Malone, and along the way there are services and attractions along the trails. When darkness falls, we have many dining and nightlife options to explore.

Corridors 7 and 7B

The Corridor 7 trail follows the railroad tracks through Gabriels, Rainbow Lake, and Onchiota. This is mostly a flat and level route, with a variety of different ecosystems. Midway through the route is Charlie's Inn at Lake Clear, a popular lodging and dining property which welcomes snowmobiles! The total distance of this trail is 41.74 miles. 

The Corridor 7B trail is level and flat, taking riders between different mountain ranges. The total distance of this trail is 26.95 miles.

Skiers pass a snowmobiler on a trail.
A group of snowmobilers ride down a trail.
two women in snow suits cheers at the bar.
A man and woman high five on their snowmobiles.

The Adirondack Rail Trail 

The Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile recreational trail that will be open year-round, offering scenic travel between the communities of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid. Snowmobiling is encouraged on the trail, and it is important to note that the Adirondack Rail Trail is a multi-use route. Riders will be sharing the trail with snowshoers, cross-country skiers, and other winter recreators.

To keep everyone’s Rail Trail experience safe, ride single file, keep to the right and pass on the left only when the trail is clear. When stopping on the trail, pull your snowmobile as far right and off the trail as possible. Yield to skiers, snowshoers and other non-mechanized forms of travel, as well as those passing or traveling uphill.

Remember: 

  • Follow safety signs on trails.

  • Do not cross roads without stopping and yielding to incoming traffic.

  • If you are going off-trail, use caution especially when in more populated areas.

  • Familiarize yourself with local regulations, trail maps, and weather conditions before embarking on your journey. Stay informed about potential hazards and trail closures to avoid surprises, ensuring a smooth and secure ride.

  • Always check ice thickness, follow marked trails, and never venture onto unfamiliar frozen bodies of water. 

Snowmobile App

To better help you plan your trips, download the Adirondacks, USA Snowmobile App. With an interactive map and all the information you need to know to navigate snowy trails and find gas stations, stores, restaurants, and lodging properties, this app is your "one-stop shop" for all things snowmobile! Download today on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

 

Snowmobile the Adirondack Rail Trail: Saranac Lake

There is nothing like riding through the Adirondack Mountains on a snowmobile, and nothing makes that easier than the Adirondack Rail Trail.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

There is parking available along the Adirondack Rail Trail at designated parking lots. Many of the local lodging options offer sled and trailer parking as well. Please check with individual properties on their rules and regulations.

Where can I get fuel?

Gas is available at many gas stations throughout town, with close proximity to the Adirondack Rail Trail. Charlie's Inn in Lake Clear offers drive-up gas along the trail without the need to trailer your sled.

 

What if I don't own a sled?

Interested in renting? There are rental services and guided trips available at businesses like Sara-Placid Sled and Spoke, Farmhouse Snowmobile, and Charlie's Inn.
 

Are there places to eat along the Adirondack Rail Trail?

Yes, many of the local bars and restaurants are in close proximity to the trail, with several businesses offering immediate access, such as Belvedere Restaurant, Hotel Saranac, The 1892 Bar and Grill, and Charlie's Inn.

Corridors 7 and 7B

The Corridor 7 trail follows the Adirondack Rail Trail through Gabriels, Rainbow Lake, and Onchiota. This is mostly a flat and level route, with a variety of different ecosystems. Midway through the route is Charlie's Inn and Lake Clear. The total mileage of this trail is 41.47 miles.

The Corridor 7B trail is level and flat, taking riders between different mountain ranges. The total mileage of this trail is 26.95 miles.

(518) 586-1315
129 Hobart Rd.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Family owned and operated for family snowmobiling adventures. Offering 1 hour to 2 1/2 hour snowmobile tours in the beautiful Adirondacks! Just a short drive from Saranac Lake.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all possible on the well-graded, wheelchair accessible...
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Charlie's Inn
(518) 891-9858
44 Junction Road
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Sara-Placid Sled & Spoke
(518) 205-7864
225 Broadway
Saranac Lake, NY 12983