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
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
Wildway Overlook

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

Location: 
Brookfield Road and Reynolds Road, Essex, 12936
Noblewood Trail

The Noblewood nature and birding trail is 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...

Location: 
Rt 22, Willsboro, 12996
LaChute River Walk

Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.

LaChute River Walk Trailhead: Ticonderoga Heritage Museum...

Location: 
, Ticonderoga, 12883
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
Baxter Mountain

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

From the trailhead you will start snowshoeing very moderately and pass under a powerline before starting a continuous climb....

Location: 
Route 9N, Keene Valley, 12943
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gull Pond

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

From the trailhead it is a very enjoyable half mile to the Shore of Gull Pond. From the trailhead you will notice only a...

Location: 
Putts Pond Road
Alder Meadow Road, Schroon Lake, 12870
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