Between Syracuse and Watertown east of Rodman, the Tug Hill Plateau has more snow annually than any other region east of the Rockies. In the 12,000 acre Tug Hill State Forest, there is the 10 mile Rodman/Barnes Corners Cross Country Ski Trails. This system has 5 loop passing through nice pines. The trails connect to the Worth Cross Country Ski Trails in Jefferson County Forest via the Link Up Trail.
To reach the trailhead from Watertown, head south on US81 to Exit 42. Proceed east on SR177 for 10 miles to the trailhead which is about 1 mile west of Barnes Corners.
Overall, Rodman - Barnes Corner Ski Trail is the 3rd 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 Rodman - Barnes Corner Ski Trail including Highland Forest County Park, Salmon Hills Outdoor Adventure Center, Chateaugay State Forest, Black River Environmental Improvement Association, Cayuga County Trail and Brookfield Trail System.
Local Contacts: THSF (315) 376-3521; Lewis County Tourism (315) 376-2213; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Base Camp: Old Sawmill Inn, Lowville (315) 376-9950
Luxury Loding: Victoria Guest House, Lowville (315) 376-8502
Breakfast Restaurant: PJ's Triple T, Lowville; Llyods, Lowville
GPS: 43.8193, -75.8529
Date Published: 12/31/2015
Date Updated: 7/19/2016
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