Cross-country ski

Ski the Coast

During the winter season, the Lake Champlain hiking trails, waterways, and fields freeze and become covered in snow, making them perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Grab your skis or snowshoes and explore the extensive Lake Champlain trail system.

Choose your trail

Head to one of the region's state parks for open terrain, or ski or snowshoe on frozen Lake Champlain. For groomed cross-country ski trails, check out Roger's Rock in Ticonderoga. Whatever surface you seek, you'll be surrounded by the peaceful snow-covered landscape while breathing in the fresh Adirondack air. 

Crane Pond

A disused road leads through old growth forest to a lovely pond. Wonderful winter scenery!

Crane Pond via Blue Hill Trailhead: You can use the...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Split Rock Wild Forest Trails

A series of trails through NY’s largest protected forest on Lake Champlain. Trails go up, over, and along this mountain overlooking Lake Champlain with wetlands, little waterfalls, an old quarry,...

Location: 
Lakeshore Rd, Westport, 12993
Crown Point Historic Site
Location: 
Grand View Drive, Crown Point, 12928
Noblewood Trail

Nature and Birding Trails are OPEN YEAR-ROUND. Off-season admission ("by foot") is Free.

Nature and Birding Trails in this Town of Willsboro park offer extraordinary views of the Green...

Location: 
Rt 22, Willsboro, 12996
Woods & Swale Trail

Wonderful outing through an old forest and a pine plantation, then follows the border of the wetlands before traversing the side of a hill.

1.5 mile RT, easy, can return by reversing the...

Location: 
Sherman Road, Westport, 12993
Wildway Overlook

The Split Rock Wildway is a "wildlife corridor" between Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. A fairly easy climb rewards with incredible views of the valley and all its passages.

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Location: 
Brookfield Road and Reynolds Road, Essex, 12936
Ausable Marsh
Location: 
2608 Main St, Keeseville, 12944
Roger's Rock

Groomed trails at a state campground near Ticonderoga.

Follow in the (snowshoe) footsteps of the famous "Rogers the Ranger." The story goes that he wore his snowshoes backwards, leading his...

Location: 
9894 Lake Shore Drive, Ticonderoga, 12883