St. Lawrence County Areas
BRASHER STATE FOREST, off County Road 50, Brasher Falls, or Rt. 11 at St. Lawrence Central School, free, www.dec.ny.gov/lands/7999.html.
SUNY CANTON COLLEGE, 15 km of trails, accessed from Parking Lot 6 across from French Hall, bear left at the Y, free.
CATAMOUNT FOREST, 9 miles South of South Colton on the East side of State Route 56. Limited parking available at Catamount Mountain trailhead, just South of the lodge driveway. Groomed trails open to the public, www.catamountlodge.com/abouttheforest.html
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY, five miles of trails, accessible from parking lot on hill campus by Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) by big green water tower, free, people.clarkson.edu/~outdoors/trails.html.
CRANBERRY LAKE AREA, Five Ponds Wilderness Area, remote area, 40 miles of trails, starting in Wanakena, two miles south of NYS Hwy 3; in Wanakena cross one-lane bridge across Oswegatchie River. High Falls truck trail goes straight ahead; for Dead Creek Flow truck trail, turn left afte crossing bridge, go one-half mile, www.dec.ny.gov/lands/34719.html.
DILLABOUGH STATE FOREST, off Russell-Pierrepont Rd., 7 km of trails, free.
FORT JACKSON PARK, Hopkinton, info: 386-4000.
GLENMEAL STATE FOREST, Town of Pierrepont, off County Road 24, accessed from Rt. 68, 1.9 miles of trails, free.
HIGH FLATS STATE FOREST, Parishville, from County Road 58, right on Rodwell Mill Road, left jog to Crowley Road, 4.5 miles of trails, 2.6 miles of unplowed road used to complete the loop, free.
LENNY ROAD, Parishville, 7 km of trails, free.
PEAVINE SWAMP SKI TRAIL, State Highway 3, west of Cranberry Lake, main trail of 3.9 miles tue state lean-to at Inlet flow, two loops at either end of 3.4 and 1.2 miles each, and 2.1 mile loop in middle; info: 386-4000, www.adirondackscenicbyways.org/resource/peavine-creek-ski-trail.html.
POSTWOOD PARK AND COUNTY FOREST, Hannawa Falls, 13 km of trails starting at parking lot, 1.6-mile loop and 4.1 mile loop, free.
SUNY POTSDAM LEHMAN PARK, off Rt. 56, Potsdam, 4 km. of trails, free.
REMINGTON RECREATION CENTER AT PARTRIDGE RUN GOLF COURSE, Outer State Street, Canton, several miles of groomed trails, warm-up building, free.
RIVER HILL, begins on Southville-West Stockholm Road, off Rt. 11B, 5 miles northeast of Potsdam, 2.3 miles of trails, free.
ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, off Rt. 37, 3 miles north of Massena, 764-5630, 25 km of trails, free, nysparks.com/parks/51/details.aspx, ski rentals: $10 for whole day, $4 for 2 hours. Snowshoes available for loan.
ST. LAWRENCE GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB, off Rt. 11, Canton, access behind Best Western, from Pike/Russell Roads, 25 miles of groomed trails, free.
UPPER AND LOWER LAKES WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, (Indian Creek Nature Center), off Rt. 68, Canton, 8 km of trails, free, www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/66126.html.
WILSON HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, Louisville, from State Route 37, turn onto State Route 131 to Willard Road, turn north and follow the road, 1.6 miles of trails, www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9324.html.
SWAMPER DOME, Louisville Arena. The trail is approx 2 miles in length running from behind the Arena through the woods skirting a 90 acre meadow and back into the woods down along the Grasse River and back to the arena. www.webspawner.com/users/swamper
ADIRONDACK LOJ, off Rt. 73, 8 miles south east of Lake Placid, 518-668-4447, www.adk.org/ad_loj/, 20 km of trails.
ADIRONDACK PARK VISITOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER, PAUL SMITHS, on Rt. 30, 1 mile north of Rt. 92 intersection, 518-327-3000, www.adirondackvic.org, 14 km of trails. Snowshoes available.
BARNES CORNERS SKI TRAILS, northern section of Tug hill, Barnes Cornes, series of loops winding through pine and spruce forests, info: 376-3521.
CASCADE SKI TOURING CENTER, 5 miles south of Lake Placid Village on Rt. 73, Lake Placid, 518-523-9605, www.cascadeski.com, 20 km of trails, rentals, lessons, lodging.
COLD RIVER HORSE TRAIL, Rt. 3, 9 miles east of Tupper Lake to Ampersand Road, 17 km of trails, free. CUNNINGHAM’S SKI BARN, 1 Main St., North Creek, 518-251-3215, 25 km of trails, www.cunninghamsskibarn.com.
DEWEY MOUNTAIN, Rt. 3, 1 1/2 miles west of Saranac Lake, 30 Mail St., Saranac Lake, 518-891-2697, 20 km trails, 8 km of snowshoe trails, www.deweyskicenter.com.
FERN PARK RECREATION AREA, Loomis Road off South Shore Road, off Rt. 28, Inlet, 357-5501, 22 km of trails.
GORE MOUNTAIN, off Rt. 28, 16 miles north of Warrensburg, North Creek, 518-251-2411, www.goremountain.com, 12 km of trails.
KRING POINT, off Rt. 12, 6 miles east of Alexandria Bay, 482-2444, novice trails, free, trails not groomed, nysparks.com/parks/14/details.aspx
LAPLAND LAKE, 6 miles west of Rt. 30, Benson Road to Storer Road, 139 Lapland Lake Rd., Northville, www.laplandlake.com, 518-863-4974.
LOWVILLE DEMONSTRATION AREA AND FORESTRY NATURE TRAIL, 7327 NYS Route 812, Lowville, about 1.5 miles outside Lowville, 92 acres, 376-3521, www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8075.html.
MALONE FISH AND GAME CLUB, marked, and groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, on the Webster Street Road outside of Malone; take Hicks Road off of County Route 25 (Duane Road) to Webster Street Road; public welcome, malonefishandgameclub.com/Activities.htm.
MCCAULEY MOUNTAIN, take Rt. 28 to Old Forge at Blue Mt. Lake, trails are 2 1/2 miles from Rt. 28, Old Forge, 518-369-3225, mccauleyny.com, 20 km trails.
MT. VAN HOEVENBERG, off Rt. 73, 7 miles south of Lake Placid, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, 518-523-2811, 1-800-462-6236, 50 km of trails, www.whiteface.com/activities/xc.php.
OTTER CREEK HORSE TRAILS, Erie Canal Road, Lowville 376-3521, 65 miles of horse trails which can also be used for cross country skiing, www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8088.html.
SNOW RIDGE, 40 miles north I-90 Exits 31 or 33, via Rts. 12 and 120 or Rts. 365 and 26, Turin, 348-8456 or 800-962-8419, 10 km of trails, free, open daily. (Encon Carpenter Rd. trails intersect with Snow Ridge.), www.snowridge.com
SOUTHWICK BEACH, off Rt. 3, 2 miles west of Woodville, 846-5338, 8 km of trails, free, trails not groomed, www.ohranger.com/ny/southwick-beach.
TUG HILL PLATEAU, 1,000s of acres of public lands, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, more, 315-376-2213, 800-724-0242.
WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK, from I-81 Exit 51, follow signs 7 miles, Alexandria Bay, 482-2479, 5 mi. of marked and tracked trails, nysparks.com/parks/52/details.aspx.
WESTCOTT BEACH, Rt. 3, 2 miles west of Sackets Harbor, 646-2293, 800-456-CAMP, 11 km of trails, free, trails not groomed, nysparks.com/parks/90/details.aspx.
WHETSTONE GULF, Rt. 26, 6 miles south of Lowville, 376-6630. 20 km of groomed trails, free, www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=SGN021-023.
WINONA STATE FOREST, off Rt. 81, Exit 37, Lowville, 50 km of trails, free, www.winonaforest.com/trails.html.
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