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Located in the town of Harrietstown, just outside the Village of Saranac Lake, Dewey Mountain X-C Ski & Snowshoe Recreation Center offers 15 kilometers of trails ranging from beginner to advanced for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing; approximately 10 kilometers of the trails are groomed. Celebrate the end of a great ski and snowshoe season at Dewey on March 7 with a ski and snowshoe race, snowshoe scavenger hunt, ski obstacle course, Boxer Short Triathlon Relay, Dewey Mountain BBQ Crew, and much more! The fun starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 518/891-2697 or 800/491-0414.
Marvel in the wonder of Ausable Chasm during a time when it’s traditionally closed to the public, the off season. Depending on the accumulated snowfall, your trip can be a guided hike, snowshoe or cross-country skiing adventure.
Take a 2-hour guided trail ride through the Adirondack wilderness with Bolton Landing Snowmobile Tours. You'll travel groomed trails through the mountains to Adirondack Ponds, supplied with a state-of-the art snowmobile, helmet and safety equipment. All you have to do is come properly dressed!
Located in Chestertown, in north Warren County, Dynamite Hill Recreation Center & Nature Trail offers one trail with rope tow for beginner and novice skiers, and it’s lighted for night skiing. Don’t ski? There’s always sledding, ice skating, a half-mile, marked nature trail and a warming hut
Enjoy the Great Outdoors at a State Park in Central Leatherstocking!
For surefire winter fun in New York’s Central Leatherstocking region, check out the wintertime activities at two of the region’s state parks. In Laurens, Gilbert Lake State Park boasts a lake and three ponds in wooded terrain. Hike, ski, snowmobile and snowshoe on more than 12 miles of trails. In the summer camp, golf, swim, boat, fish and much more. You’ll also find the New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum within the park.
Just a short drive from New York City and Long Island, ski areas of the Hudson Valley offer the best of both worlds – outdoor adventures and metropolitan fun. These highly popular mountains are known for their ridge-line skiing, steep verticals and beginner-friendly terrain.