Southeast of Syracuse and northeast of Norwich, the 1,000 acre Whaupaunaucau State Forest has a nice trail network open to cross country skiing. This is a rolling forested trail network.
The trailhead is located 6 miles southwest of New Berlin on CR29, or 6 miles northeast of Norwich on CR320 (which turns into CR29).
Overall, Whaupaunaucau State Forest is the 34th most popular cross country ski area of all 60 Nordic ski destinations in New York. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Whaupaunaucau State Forest including Rodman - Barnes Corner Ski Trail, Salmon Hills Outdoor Adventure Center, Highland Forest County Park, Chateaugay State Forest, Black River Environmental Improvement Association and Brookfield Trail System.
Local Contacts: WSF (607) 674-4036; DEC (607) 753-3095; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Reference Source: click here http://www.dec.ny.gov/
GPS: 42.6073, -75.4608
Date Published: 12/30/2015
Date Updated: 7/16/2016
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