Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing at the Lake Clear Lodge & RetreatCross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

With the growing popularity of our lantern-lit sleigh ride trails, two generations of family carefully designed a meandering cross country ski and snowshoe trail on our 25 acres.

Welcome to New York State’s only wilderness canoe region, 18,000 acres of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing from groomed 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.

Begin Your Fun

With our own trails as they meander our 25 acres of woods that take you down to the pristine shores of idyllic Lake Clear – where Einstein contemplated.

Expand Your Adventure

Take a back-pack lunch from our Old World Kitchen Store and join the Jack Rabbit Ski Trail which nearly connects to our estate. The Jack Rabbit Trail connects us to Paul Smith’s and areas beyond.

Extend Your Journey

Start from our property by taking in the wonder of the newly created Rail Trail that navigates the shores of Lake Clear to the heart of the St. Regis Canoe region and on to Tupper Lake. Arrange for an excursion where you ski one way and be picked up for the return trip. Take the trail in the other direction to Saranac Lake.

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!

Dewey Mountain

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.

Equipment Rentals

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.



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