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Learn All About Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks: What It Is, Where To Go & Who Has Rentals

Snowshoeing is one of the most accessible and fun outdoor winter activities in the Adirondacks. Although it is often mentioned in the same sentence as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing is a completely different experience that can be enjoyed off-trail, while hiking, or even in your own backyard.

a person snowshoeing in the woods, bright sun

What Is Snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing is very similar to hiking or walking, but the unique structure of snowshoes allows you to stay on top of deep snow instead of sinking in like you would if you were just wearing boots.

Snowshoes are extremely easy to use and can be simply strapped on over regular boots. They come in different sizes for use by adults and children. Snowshoeing is also a great workout and is considered ideal cross-training for runners and athletes.

Where Can I Go Snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing is an easy outdoor activity because it doesn't require a huge amount of space or specialized trails. Ready to get out there and explore the Adirondacks? There are many great places to go, but to help you get started, we have a list of some of the most popular places for snowshoeing in and around the Adirondack Park.

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Places That Offer Rentals

Gore Mountain's Nordic Center
793 Peaceful Valley Road
North Creek, NY 12853
(518) 251-0899

High Falls Gorge
4761 NY-86
Wilmington, NY 12997
(518) 946-2278

Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing
Saranac Lake & Lake Placid Areas
(518) 651-6560

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center
139 Lapland Lake Road
Northville, NY 12134
(518) 863-4974

Garnet Hill Lodge
39 Garnet Hill Road
North River, NY 12856
(518) 251-2150

Natural Stone Bridge And Caves Park
535 Stone Bridge Road
Pottersville, NY 12860
(518) 494-2283

Ausable Chasm
2144 Route 9
Ausable Chasm, NY 12911
(518) 834-7454

Beaver Brook Outfitters *offers rentals only
2349 Route 28
Wevertown, NY 12886

Nordic Ski Center at Friends Lake Inn
963 Friends Lake Road
Chestertown, NY 12817
(518) 494-4751

Cascade Cross Country Ski Center
4833 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1111

Whiteface Club & Resort
373 Whiteface Inn Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-2551

Paul Smith's College VIC
8023 NY-30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
(518) 327-6241

Mt. Van Hoevenberg
220 Bobsled Run Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-4436

Adirondack Interpretive Center
5922 NY-28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
(518) 582-2000

Cunningham's Ski Barn
1 Main Street
North Creek, NY 12853
(518) 251-3215

Places Without Rentals

Camp Santanoni
58 Newcomb Lake Road
Newcomb, NY 12852
(518) 582-5472

Cole's Woods
Upper Glen Street
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 793-0710

Amy's Park
887 Padanarum Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-9673

Cat and Thomas Mountains
707 Valley Woods Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
(518) 644-9673

Dynamite Hill Recreation Center
Dynamite Hill Road
Chestertown, NY 12817
(518) 494-2722

Pack Demonstration Forest
136 Pack Forest Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518) 623-9679

Hackensack Mountain Park
Sunset Avenue/Prospect Street Intersection
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518) 644-9767

Lake George Wild Forest
Golf Course Road (entrance near Cronin's Golf Resort)
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518) 623-1200

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