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The Adirondack

Winter Experience

While summer is great in the Adirondacks, winter has a magic all its own. Whether you're peacefully gliding through the dense forests, sailing down a powdery slope, or waiting for a fish to bite, the Adirondack winter experience is one not to be missed!

Gliding into winter

Perhaps there is no better way to experience winter than gliding through fresh snow on a pair of cross-country skis. At Lapland Lake Nordic Recreation Center, new skiers, advanced skiers, and everyone in between skiers will find something exciting in this quiet corner of the Adirondacks. Beautiful scenery, expertly groomed trails, and friendly service all combine to make Lapland Lake special.

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Paw-some snow adventures

Don’t worry, you don’t have to leave your four-legged friends at home when you visit Inlet this winter! Right in town, Fern Park offers 20 miles of dog-friendly trails that both of you will enjoy. It’s not far-fetched that you’ll want to spend all day here, and that’s okay: there is a warming hut and heated restrooms if you need a break. Grab some treats and your snowshoes and start exploring today!

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Snowy adventure on high

Fire towers are popular destinations for hikers in all seasons. In winter, strap on a pair of snowshoes and experience the magic of these fascinating historical landmarks! From the gentle slopes of Bald Mountain to the steep, rugged terrain of Snowy Mountain, there is a fire tower climb perfect for any level of snowshoer, no matter the experience level. Travel through winter wonderlands to reach summits where stunning snow-covered vistas await!

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Hit the slopes at Oak

Did you know that New York has more ski areas than any other state? It’s safe to say that we love downhill skiing here. And one of the coolest places to go is Oak Mountain in Speculator. From the beginners bunny hill to advanced black diamond runs, this mountain has something for every level of skier or rider. The lodge is even home to one of the best restaurants around! You really can’t go wrong here.

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A favorite winter pastime

In the Adirondacks, we make the most of winter. Sure the days are shorter and the temperature may have dropped, but the fishing is still excellent! Ice fishing is addicting and for those who have caught the bug, there is no better place to ice fish than Hamilton County. It’s a lifestyle here. Drive around in the winter and you’ll see ice fishing shanties dot the surface of the frozen lakes. What are you waiting for? Pack up your tip-ups and hit the hard water!

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