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.

Woods & Swale Trail

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...

Location: 
Sherman Road, Westport, 12993
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, Ticonderoga, 12883
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
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
Hurricane Mountain

Hiking

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. ...

Location: 
Route 9N, Keene, 12942
Boquet River Nature Preserve Trail

The Boquet River Nature Preserve Trail goes through an old-growth floodplain forest along the scenic Boquet River.  

Trailhead: Take Route 22 north from Willsboro for about...

Location: 
Library Street/Willsboro boat launch, Willsboro, 12996
Wickham Marsh Wildlife Area

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;

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Location: 
Route 373, Keeseville, 12944
Split Rock Wild Forest Trails

A series of trails through New York’s largest protected forest on Lake Champlain, Split Rock Wild Forest. Trails go up, over, and along this mountain overlooking Lake Champlain with wetlands,...

Location: 
Lakeshore Rd, Westport, 12993
Ticonderoga Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park offers picnic areas, riverfront trails, ball fields, lighted walking paths, tennis courts and a small boat launch. Scenic boat cruises, seasonal accommodations, campsites,...

Location: 
Montcalm Street, 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
Split Rock Wildway

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, 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
Crown Point State Historic Site

This easy, 8 mile round trip walk has interpretive signs to guide you as you explore a fascinating old fort.

Across the road is the Lake Champlain Visitors Center; beyond is the Champlain...

Location: 
739 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Baxter Mountain
Location: 
Route 9N, Keene Valley, 12943
Noblewood Trail

Nature and Birding Trails in this Town of Willsboro park offer extraordinary views of the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. Includes the Willsboro Town Beach.

The easy, half-mile long...

Location: 
Rt 22, Willsboro, 12996
Wildway Overlook

The Wildway Overlook trail is a relatively easy climb to a fabulous view of the Champlain Valley and Split Rock Wildway wildlife corridor, which connects Lake Champlain to the Adirondack Mountains...

Location: 
Brookfield Road
POB 193, Essex, 12936
Wildway Passage Trail

Wildway Passage Trail ( 1 mi trip or loop)  Trailhead on Angier Hill Road 0.6 mi north of Lake Shore Road. Trail has small, high quality forest, cliffs, pretty stream and recent logging.  (owner...

Location: 
Angier Hill Road, Westport, 12993
LaChute River Walk

Hiking

LaChute River Walk Trailhead: Ticonderoga Heritage Museum - 4 miles RT, Easy Walk

Snowshoeing

This level path is equally scenic in the winter.

Nature and...

Location: 
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga, 12883
Trout Pond - Moriah

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

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

Location: 
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, 12960
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
Belfry Mountain

This entire climb is all uphill, but don’t let that alarm you — it follows an access road all the way to the tower. Pass through the steel gate and follow the obvious course of the road. As you...

Location: 
County Highway 7C, Witherbee, 12998
Hidden Quarry Trail Snowshoe

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...

Location: 
Route 22, Westport, 12993
Bobcat Trail Snowshoe

The easy trail trail goes through a meadow, winds through mixed forest, and ends at another meadow. It joins the ...

Location: 
Walker Road/Sayre Road, Westport, 12993