Cross-Country Skiing

Have poles, will travel

Cross-country skiing is one of Tupper Lake's favorite winter pastimes. So don't wait! Come join us as we enjoy free access to the groomed trail network at the James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails, break trail on a backwoods cross-country ski adventure, and bundle up for an evening with local amateur astronomers for "Skiing with the Stars." 

Ski for a day, a weekend, a week

Find more Nordic ski inspiration with 5 Places to Cross Country Ski for Free or plan a ski trip with your favorite four-legged friend!

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.

In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip.

Ward Brook Trail to #4 Lean-to This route is a mix of horse trails, old logging roads, and hilly terrain. A long ski which ends at... Read More
Bog River Trail From the gate, pass through and hike along an old road to an old bridge over the Bog River. Cross... Read More
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
William C. Whitney Area Trail System The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area is a paddlers paradise. But that said, there are hiking... Read More
Hedgehog Pond Trail Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing From the trailhead you will be on a very flat cross-country... Read More
High Rock Winter Ski From the trailhead you will be on a very flat ski with Skate Creek on your left, which looks more... Read More
Otter Hollow Trail Loop This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these... Read More
Black and Bridge Brook Ponds This is a relatively new trail and not on most people’s radar so it gets much less use that other... Read More
Fernow Trail Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one... Read More
Jenkins Mountain Hiking From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will... Read More
Lake Lila Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is a remote,... Read More
Big Pine Trail The Big Pine that is the name of the trail will be at the base of a very short spur trail on your... Read More
Skiing at Paul Smith's College VIC Please note that a day-use fee is required to use VIC trails in the winter. A season pass can also... Read More
Trombley Clearing This trail is seldom used in any large capacity during the winter; this is mainly due to parking.... Read More
Janacks Landing Trail The trail starts out rather easily once you sidestep up the steep embankment to the trail register... Read More
High Falls Loop The High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. From the 15 mile High... Read More
Five Ponds Wilderness The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena. A... Read More
Lower Dam/Big Trout Lake Cross-Country Skiing Once you arrive at the parking area, which is also considered a snowmobile... Read More
Deer Pond Loop Deer Pond a fine destination point and you may find that to be enough; don’t feel that the entire... Read More
Fish Pond Truck Trail This hike can be extended with spur trails for more pond exploration. Despite the name, motor... Read More
James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails As the winter whites begins to cover the town of Tupper Lake, the Tupper Lake Golf Club transforms... Read More
Stony Creek Pond Winter Overview and Trail Conditions: From the parking area cross Route 3, carefully. Wait till... Read More
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to an former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer... Read More