Guide to Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks

Gear up for a winter wonderland of fresh snow, open trails, and exhilarating outdoor adventure! With abundant snow cover and expertly groomed Adirondack snowmobile trails, the Adirondacks truly offer some of the best snowmobiling in New York State.

Where To Go

From Franklin County in the High Peaks region to the well-groomed trails of southern Warren County, the Adirondack Park's snowmobile trail systems are plentiful and accessible. Throughout the winter season, this region usually enjoys deep and consistent snow cover.

There are plenty of open trails to explore in the Adirondacks and across the North Country. The communities of Old Forge and Inlet boast hundreds of miles of groomed trails, giving the area its well-deserved nickname, “The Snowmobile Capital of the East.”

Hamilton County and the Speculator area feature some of the largest trail systems in New York State, with over 750 miles of groomed trails to choose from! This area provides incredible views of the majestic Adirondacks, with trails that offer snowmobilers an amazing outdoor experience.

Find out more about snowmobile trail systems in the Adirondacks »

Local Snowmobile Clubs

Are you new to the Adirondacks and want to get involved in a local snowmobile club? Multiple counties in the Adirondack Park have snowmobile clubs that you can become a member of. Once you sign up, you'll be able to get involved in local trail maintenance, stay up-to-date on trail conditions, and go riding with fellow snowmobilers.

See a list of snowmobile clubs located in and around the Adirondacks »

Snowmobile Safety Tips

  • Don't drink and ride
  • Dress appropriately
  • Know the proper hand signals
  • Avoid traveling across bodies of water
  • Drive with your headlights on at night or in the dark
  • Stay on the right side of the trail at all times
  • Carry a first-aid kit
  • Respect private property
  • Obey trail signs
  • Stop at all road crossings

Planning an extended snowmobile tour in the Adirondacks? Take a look at the lodging options available to you »

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