Near Shepard Lake, the 4,300 acre Ringwood State Park has 22 miles of cross country skiing on ungroomed old forest roads shared with snowmobilers.
To reach the trailhead, follow US87 south and use exit 15A. Head north on SR17 and then west on SR72 (Sloatsburg Road). Continue past Ringwood Manor. Turn left on Morris Avenue toward Shepherd Lake. Turn in the park entrance. Use the parking area near the Skylands Manor House.
Overall, Ringwood State Park is the 14th most popular cross country ski area of all 14 Nordic ski destinations in New Jersey.