Welcome to New York State’s only wilderness canoe region, 18,000 acres of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing from trails on our 25 acres to back-woods excursions. Whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast, young or old, imaginative excursions await! Ski or snowshoe for an hour or escape to back-country trails!
Time has stood still while nature has grown unabated since these Sylvan woods were designated “forever wild” in 1892.
Onsite Nature Trails for Guests
We provide cross-country skis and snowshoes to use on our nature trails for our lodging guests. If you're looking for a longer excursion, you can also access the new Adirondack Rail Trail from our property, or the Jack Rabbit Ski Trail!
Area Trails & Rentals
Within a 15-minute drive, you can explore the diverse wonderland of outdoor trekking. Ski the back-country trails of the Canoe Region.
Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center
Take in over 25 miles of groomed trails at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center. “Mountains, marshes, forests, streams – there’s a huge variety of terrain on our 3,000 acres.” These trails have been recently expanded with the guidance of Olympic athletes. In addition to skiing or snowshoeing pristine wilderness, there is a host of interpretive information at the main building and on the trails which are open year round. Trail fees required. Don’t have equipment? You can rent at the VIC!
Within 15 minutes by car, you can explore the trails of Dewey Mountain, a training ground for many youngsters who became Olympic athletes!
Mount Van Hoevenberg
Within 40 minutes, you can ski the Olympic trails at Mount Hovenberg in Lake Placid.
Renting equipment is no problem as you can do that at Blue Line Sport Shop in Saranac Lake as well as other venues.
Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Experience Packages
Package this into an Adirondack Winter Wonderland Discovery experience with a lantern-lit sleigh ride on our property with a local farm, a Speakeasy experience, History of Beer Workshop or Traditional Cooking demo while you enjoy our Adirondack Alps Restaurant. Finish the evening in front of a nestling fire in one of our artisan lodgings.