In the heart of the Adirondacks, winter’s snows mean one thing: it’s time to ride. Home to mile after mile of wooded trail bliss, Hamilton County is your destination for big adventures and ideal riding amenities. Whether you’re a life-long sled-head or this is your first winter riding, beautiful deep snows await.
Go with the snow
What better place to play in the snow than the wilds of the Adirondack Mountains? Hamilton County, which boasts thousands of acres of pristine wild lands, is a snow lover’s delight. Even better, it’s a region popular with snowmobilers looking for excellent groomed trails amid stunning natural beauty and cozy spots to relax at the end of the trail.
For a winter adventure away from the crowds, accompanied by friends and family, the more than 750 miles of trails here are ideal for fresh winter fun. Maybe you’re looking to ride through a snowglobe-worthy forest where birds flit from tree to tree and deer leave tracks, too, or maybe you’re into a new adventure of evening riding, when the sunset sets the sparkling snow alight and your headlights lead the way.
Whether you want to ride for a day or make a vacation of it, there are tons of trail options available, from quick jaunts to wide-ranging loop trails that are well-marked and excellently maintained. You’ll get the best of everything, including remote scenery you can’t see anywhere else — or get to any other way — and small towns that love to welcome riders and provide a warm home away from home.
You’ve ridden all day, you’re blissfully happy, totally hungry, and maybe a little bit tired. Hamilton County and its sweet small towns offer all the comforts and delights you want, with a few special extras, from repair shops to sled rentals.
The towns of Inlet and Speculator both offer rentals, so you can pack light and arrive ready to ride. Of course, both towns offer restaurants with hearty fare and warm lodging options, including a historic inn ideal for riders. Head north and visit Indian Lake, where groomed and backcountry trails abound near the headwaters of the Hudson River.
Cruise west to Raquette Lake, one of the most historic lakes in the Adirondacks, home to Great Camps and great views. In winter, it’s especially peaceful for riders looking to get away from it all. For riders looking for a bit more excitement, the expanses of Long Lake and lakeside lodging and dining are always enticing to riders, as is Blue Mountain Lake, where winter hiking, snowshoeing, and ice fishing join forces for fun.
All this is great, but you also really want to know about the trails, right? Get your smartphone ready, because we have an app for that! Available for iOS and Android, the Adirondacks USA snowmobile app shows you trails and the amenities you want for your next snowy tour. The app can help you plan your trip and find the all-important trailside gas stations and more.
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