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.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip.

 

Legendary

New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
This aptly-named mountain is the first summit on the East Trail to Rocky Peak and Giant at 1.9 miles from Rt. 9.
Hiking
3085
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Carry a map and compass on this trail system, as it can be easy to get turned around. Trailhead There are three location that you can access the trail system; Route 373 Trailhead From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of...
1791
Willsboro
Library Street/Willsboro boat launch, Willsboro
This quiet path through the forests of Willsboro is perfect for an afternoon stroll in any season! Plus, it has a universal access loop that all can enjoy!
694
Keene
Route 9N, Keene | (518) 597-4649
This is a wonderful open peak with a fire tower that is being restored and can now be climbed, even though the tower is not needed for some of the best views in the High Peaks.
Snowshoeing
3094
Westport
Walker Road/Sayre Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The easy trail trail goes through a meadow, winds through mixed forest, and ends at another meadow. It joins the Beaver Flow Trail at its northern trailhead. Bobcat Trailhead: This trail can be approached from either end. The north end starts on...
Snowshoeing
32502
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
From the trailhead, you will follow a nice flat trail that passes by Putnam Pond to your right. The trail soon turns into a short, moderate climb before reaching a rather long descent to a major intersection. Right leads toward Treadway Mountain and...
Campgrounds
3091
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Fishing
2716
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville. This route is great for hiking, biking, and skiing. The Westport trailhead is at the...
Hiking
703
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Carry a map and compass on this trail system, as it can be easy to get turned around. Trailhead There are three location that you can access the trail system; Route 373 Trailhead From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of...
Hiking
1791
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Cross Country Skiing
1837
New Russia
6475 U.S. 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
The lowdown Owl Head Lookout offers great views after an ascent that is steep only for the last few yards. Be prepared Elevation: 2,530 feet Elevation gain: 1,257 feet Distance: 2.6 miles to the lookout This hike is part of a much longer and more...
Snowshoeing
3098
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Hiking
3191
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Paddling
2716
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
From the trailhead, you will follow a nice flat trail that passes by Putnam Pond to your right. The trail soon turns into a short, moderate climb before reaching a rather long descent to a major intersection. Right leads toward Treadway Mountain and...
Hiking
3091
Essex
Brookfield Road, Essex | (518) 585-6619
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.
Hiking
3075
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Campgrounds
3191
Essex
Brookfield Road, Essex | (518) 585-6619
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.
Snowshoeing
3075
Ticonderoga
Jabe Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 523-2445
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 difficult and varying conditions, and always prioritize...
Snowshoeing
5067
Mineville
729 County Hwy 7C, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
Known as the easiest fire tower in the Adirondacks, Belfry is excellent for any age or skill level. While this entire climb is uphill along an access road to the tower, it is very easy and has little elevation change.
687
Willsboro
4525 NYS Route 22 (across the road), Willsboro | (518) 962-2287
Well-known for offering great "value for effort." Less than an hour to the top, and there are spectacular views of the entire area, including Willsboro Bay and Willsboro Point, the Four Brothers Islands, Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge. Look back...
Hiking
1839
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Carry a map and compass on this trail system, as it can be easy to get turned around. Trailhead There are three location that you can access the trail system; Route 373 Trailhead From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of...
Cross Country Skiing
1791
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Hiking
3086
Mineville
729 County Hwy 7C, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
Known as the easiest fire tower in the Adirondacks, Belfry is excellent for any age or skill level. While this entire climb is uphill along an access road to the tower, it is very easy and has little elevation change.
Snowshoeing
687
Westport
Sherman Road, Westport | (866) 843-5253
The Woods and Swale Trail gently goes up and down through an old forest, then it continues through a pine plantation, skirts the wet swale, and traverses the side of a hill to the north trailhead on Sherman Road. Return via the trail or road...
Cross Country Skiing
1781
Willsboro
Library Street/Willsboro boat launch, Willsboro
This quiet path through the forests of Willsboro is perfect for an afternoon stroll in any season! Plus, it has a universal access loop that all can enjoy!
694
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville. This route is great for hiking, biking, and skiing. The Westport trailhead is at the...
Snowshoeing
703
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Snowshoeing
1837
Westport
Sherman Road, Westport | (866) 843-5253
The Woods and Swale Trail gently goes up and down through an old forest, then it continues through a pine plantation, skirts the wet swale, and traverses the side of a hill to the north trailhead on Sherman Road. Return via the trail or road...
Snowshoeing
1781
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Snowshoeing
3086
Westport
Stevenson Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville. This route is great for hiking, biking, and skiing. The Westport trailhead is at the...
Cycling
703
Willsboro
624 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro
This is another fine trail in the CATS trail system.
Snowshoeing
24775
Mineville
729 County Hwy 7C, Mineville | (518) 962-2287
Known as the easiest fire tower in the Adirondacks, Belfry is excellent for any age or skill level. While this entire climb is uphill along an access road to the tower, it is very easy and has little elevation change.
Hiking
687
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
1831
Keene
Route 9N, Keene | (518) 597-4649
This is a wonderful open peak with a fire tower that is being restored and can now be climbed, even though the tower is not needed for some of the best views in the High Peaks.
Hiking
3094
Willsboro
4525 NYS Route 22 (across the road), Willsboro | (518) 962-2287
Well-known for offering great "value for effort." Less than an hour to the top, and there are spectacular views of the entire area, including Willsboro Bay and Willsboro Point, the Four Brothers Islands, Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge. Look back...
Snowshoeing
1839
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Cross Country Skiing
2716
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Snowshoeing
3191
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Running
1837
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
History
3083
Westport
Angier Hill Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This scenic, easy walk is perfect for anyone. Be advised there may be trail closures in the area around hunting season. Check the CATS website for the latest info.
713
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Campgrounds
2716
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
Hiking
1831
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Campgrounds
1837
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Carry a map and compass on this trail system, as it can be easy to get turned around. Trailhead There are three location that you can access the trail system; Route 373 Trailhead From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of...
Running
1791
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Hiking
3086
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
Snowshoeing
1831
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Hiking
2716
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
Giant is a shortened name for the peak that was originally called Giant of the Valley, and that's exactly what it is — a huge landmass that towers over Keene Valley and the surrounding lowlands.
Campgrounds
3086
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
3083
Essex
Cook Rd/Walker Rd, Essex | (518) 962-2287
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 activity on this path!
Snowshoeing
680
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
This aptly-named mountain is the first summit on the East Trail to Rocky Peak and Giant at 1.9 miles from Rt. 9.
Snowshoeing
3085
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
3083
Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
Snowshoeing
3083
Essex
Cook Rd/Walker Rd, Essex | (518) 962-2287
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 activity on this path!
680
New Russia
Route 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,420 feet in elevation. It offers outstanding views from its summit, and is usually less-crowded than neighboring Giant.
Hiking
3191
Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
1831
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Hiking
1837
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
From the trailhead, you will follow a nice flat trail that passes by Putnam Pond to your right. The trail soon turns into a short, moderate climb before reaching a rather long descent to a major intersection. Right leads toward Treadway Mountain and...
Snowshoeing
3091
Westport
Angier Hill Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This scenic, easy walk is perfect for anyone. Be advised there may be trail closures in the area around hunting season. Check the CATS website for the latest info.
Snowshoeing
713
Elizabethtown
Lords Road, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding.
Cycling
1837
Willsboro
624 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro
This is another fine trail in the CATS trail system.
24775
New Russia
6475 U.S. 9, New Russia | (518) 597-4649
The lowdown Owl Head Lookout offers great views after an ascent that is steep only for the last few yards. Be prepared Elevation: 2,530 feet Elevation gain: 1,257 feet Distance: 2.6 miles to the lookout This hike is part of a much longer and more...
Hiking
3098
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Carry a map and compass on this trail system, as it can be easy to get turned around. Trailhead There are three location that you can access the trail system; Route 373 Trailhead From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of...
1791
Keeseville
154-166 Soper Rd Giddings Road Trailhead, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Hiking Carry a map and compass on this trail system, as it can be easy to get turned around. Trailhead There are three location that you can access the trail system; Route 373 Trailhead From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of...
Snowshoeing
1791
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Fishing
2716
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
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 Putnam Pond campground at the end of a dead end road off of Route 74 from Ticonderoga. Distance: 6.3 mile...
Snowshoeing
2716
Westport
Route 22, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Explore the hidden quarry! This loop trail explores two delightful little forest areas and a field, with old cement structures from the turn of the previous century. Hidden Quarry Trailhead: There is a little grassy area for parking on the east side...
Snowshoeing
32501