Small Towns, Big Winter

Experience winter in the Adirondacks

When winter arrives, so does big, big fun. Whether you're gliding through dense forests, sailing down a powdery slope, or waiting for a fish to bite, winter here is unmissable, especially when you have quaint small towns to relax in at the end of the day! From taverns to inns, diners to lodges, our towns are perfect for warming up after a day of cool fun.

'Tis the ski-season!

Did you know that New York has more ski areas than any other state? One of the coolest places to go is Oak Mountain in Speculator. From the beginners bunny hill and tubing slope to advanced black diamond runs, Oak has something for every level of skier or rider, while the lodge is home to one of the best restaurants around!

Winter's big snows are your ticket to big Nordic adventures! Grab your snowshoes, wax your cross-country skis, and enjoy miles of trails. From a ski center to trails that wind up mountains and around lakes and ponds, there are plenty of options for stretching your legs, breathing in that wilderness air, and exploring the fluffy stuff!

Small towns, big snow

Playing in the snow all day is snow much fun, but having a great place to warm up, fill up, and rest your head at the end of the day is even better! Skip the big city this winter and enjoy the quiet, quaint small towns of Hamilton County, where outdoor activities are plentiful, the restaurants are full of local flavor, and fun for the whole family is just outside your door. Planning your vacation here is made easy too, with endless cozy lodging options. 

Exciting adventures ahead

In the Adirondacks, we make the most of winter. 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. Pack up your tip-ups and hit the hard water! And if you're not into fishing on the ice, strap on some skates and visit one of the area's ice skating rinks.

When you're looking to speed up your adventures, Hamilton County is the place for snowmobiling! Miles of groomed trails, special events, trailside stops, and great places to stay bring riders back year after year.

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