Winter in the Adirondack Wild
Long winters with substantial snowfalls are the rule, not the exception in Hamilton County. When there is snow on the ground, there is no shortage of winter activities to enjoy in the Adirondack Wild.
Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks
In winter, friends gather to ride over 750 miles of our groomed snowmobile trails. Snowmobile enthusiasts come from all over to experience the vast and diverse wilderness trails of the Adirondack Mountains, then recount their snowmobile adventures while dining at a favorite restaurant or around a roaring fire with hot cocoa.
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Ice Fishing Traditions
There is a long tradition of ice fishing here, a pastime that is both social and recreational. Friends share shanties and those without a formal structure drill holes in the ice within shouting distance of others so they can share jokes and comments about the fishing. Be aware that ice fishing regulations differ from lake to lake.
Snowshoeing for Any Skill Level
For an activity that all ages can enjoy, look no further than snowshoeing. In the Adirondacks, there are a variety of trails and recreation paths to fit any snowshoe skill level. If you don’t own a pair of your own, there are many local shops that offer snowshoe rentals. And if you’re up for it, experience the challenging climbs in the backcountry wilderness of Hamilton County.
Downhill Skiing & Ski Centers
Hamilton County boasts two ski centers - Oak Mountain Ski Center and Indian Lake Ski Hill. Enjoy hitting the slopes on skis or go snow tubing and tobogganing. Either way, there is fun for the whole family with a downhill ski adventure in Hamilton County.
Cross Country Skiing
Ski centers teach ski techniques, rent skis and feature beautiful, groomed trails. If you want a more scenic ski experience, our cross country skiing is unmatched. Explore the beauty of the Adirondacks on skis as you glide through the undisturbed wilderness.