Featured CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
Southeast of Lake Placid, the Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center has an exceptional 50km cross country ski trail network. The trails are groomed daily for skate and classical skiing. These are the trails that were created for use during the 1980 Winter Olympics.
South of Buffalo and Ellicottville near Salamanca, the 65,000 acre Allegheny State Park has a fantastic network of trails designed for cross country skiing traversing rolling terrain. The 45 km of groomed trails start from the day lodge and roll around the surrounding hills through hardwood forests.
Northeast of Albany near Petersburgh, Pineridge Cross-Country Ski Area has 35 km of groomed forested trails along Poestenkill Creek offering mountain vistas. There are 20km of groomed skate skiing trails. In addition, there are 15km of ungroomed trails.
Southeast of Lake Placid, the Cascade XC Center has 20km of groomed cross country ski trails. The Cascade nordic ski trail system also connects with the Mt Van Hoevenberg Olympic Trail System and the Jack Rabbit XC Trail System.
Southeast of Syracuse and east of Fabius in Onondaga County, the 2,700 acre Highland Forest County Park has over 20 miles of trails open to cross country skiers. This area is known as the Adirondacks of Central New York with rugged forest terrain.
Southeast of Syracuse near Sherburne in southeastern Madison County, the 130 mile Brookfield Trail System traverses the 13,000 acre Brookfield State Forest. The trail system is shared by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers in the winter. The trail is marked and numbered. The rolling route combines trails and closed forest service roads.
Southeast of Syracuse and southwest of Morrisville, the 1,469 acre Stoney Pond State Forest has a nice 13 mile trail network open to cross country skiing. The trail network runs through pine plantations and hardwood forests.
North of NYC and southeast of Newburgh, the Clarence Fahnesock State Park has over 70 miles of trails. Many routes are shared by cross country skiers and snowmobilers. All the trails are blazed with round plastic discs of varying colors, or painted rectangular marks.
Northeast of Syracuse near Booneville, the Black River Environmental Improvement Association (BREIA) trail system has 50km of groomed cross country ski trails. The area is known for reliable snow since it is on the Tug Hill Plateau. There are three distinct trail systems.
Near Gloversville in Adirondack State Park, the Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center has 50 km of nordic ski trails. There are over 38 km of tracks groomed for classical and skate skiing.
Near Saranac Lake in Adirondack State Park, the Dewey Mountain X-C Ski Center has 13km of cross country skiing trails. About 10km of the trail network is regularly groomed.
West of Albany near Esperance, the Oak Hill Farms X-Country Ski Center has 26km of groomed cross country ski trails. The nordic trails are spread over 500 acres of woodlands, open fields and orchards.
Northwest of Lake Placid, the Whiteface Nordic Center has 15km of groomed cross country ski trails. The Whiteface Nordic Center has been called the best cross-country center for the novice Nordic skier. The Whiteface Club & Resort Nordic Center provides 15 kilometers of gentle sloping, professionally groomed and track-set trails with skating lanes.