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Guide to Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks

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

snowy snowmobile route

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 numerous 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, and 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.

Here are some popular areas where snowmobilers travel to each winter in and around the Adirondack Park.

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 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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