Snowshoeing in the Champlain Valley

Make tracks on the Adirondack Coast

During the winter season the Lake Champlain's hiking trails and vast fields are covered in snow, just waiting for you to explore. Strap on your snowshoes or step into your cross-country skis and explore the beautiful wooded trails of the Lake Champlain Region. If you're looking for a lot of wide-open space, hit the frozen lake for miles and miles of undisturbed terrain.

Choose your trail — or lake

Head to one of the region's state parks for a variety of terrain or ski, skate, or fish on frozen Lake Champlain. The crisp Adirondack air will definitely wake you up, and the fresh snow-covered landscape will have you snapping picture after picture along the way. Plan to join us on the Coast this winter for a fun-filled day on the trails.

Blueberry Hill Trails

The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing and snowmobiling. Along this trail network you...

Location: 
Lords Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
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
Middle Mountain

This summit is not on a developed or mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. Expect hazards not found on a maintained trail, more...

Location: 
Jabe Pond Road, Ticoneroga, 12883
Beaver Flow Trail

The Beaver Flow Trail is a flat, easy snowshoe route that meanders through a mixed forest and runs parallel to a small waterway. There's a house-sized boulder near the end and lots of beaver...

Location: 
Cook Rd/Walker Rd, Essex, 12936
Crane Pond

An unused 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
Catamount Mountain

This summit is not on a developed or mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. Expect hazards not found on a maintained trail, more...

Location: 
Jabe Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Trout Pond - Moriah

A pleasant woods walk to the pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond shoreline.

Trout Pond Trailhead: The Ensign Pond Road/Route 4 trailhead offers the easiest...

Location: 
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, 12960
Baxter Mountain
Location: 
Route 9N, Keene Valley, 12943
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.

1....

Location: 
Brookfield Road and Reynolds Road, Essex, 12936
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
Belfry Mountain
Location: 
2608 Main St, Witherbee, 12998
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
Boquet River Nature Preserve Trail

Trailhead to the recently upgraded .5 mi River Trail is at the end of Gilliland St. Old-growth floodplain forest along the scenic river.  Trailhead to the Upland Forest Trail network is behind the...

Location: 
Library Street/Willsboro boat launch, Willsboro, 12996
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...

Location: 
9894 Lake Shore Drive, Ticonderoga, 12883
Gull Pond
Location: 
Putts Pond Road
Alder Meadow Road, Schroon Lake, 12870