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.

Trombley Clearing This trail is beyond beautiful and a fantastic cross-country ski. Cross-country skiing This trail... Read More
  
Hitchins Pond and Upper Dam The road has gentle hills and quickly delivers you to Lows Upper Dam at Hitchins Pond, which is a... 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
  
Lower Dam/Big Trout Lake Remote cross-country skiing at its finest is what you'll find here! By the numbers Gain 30 feet... Read More
  
Raquette Falls The Raquette Falls Trail is one of the most popular Adirondack backcountry ski routes in winter,... Read More
  
High Falls Loop High Falls is on the Oswegatchie River in the northwestern Adirondacks. From the 15-mile High Falls... 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
  
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
  
Otter Hollow Trail Loop This trail between the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond campgrounds is a lovely way to explore these... Read More
  
Skiing at Paul Smith's College VIC There are over 25 miles of trails available at the Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC).... Read More
  
Jenkins Mountain The hike up Jenkins is long but it isn't terribly difficult, making it perfect for anyone seeking a... Read More
  
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
  
Lake Lila Lake Lila is located in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. It is a remote,... Read More
  
Janacks Landing Trail Janacks Landing has a great lean-to that rests on the shoulder of Cranberry Lake, a great short... Read More
  
Hedgehog Pond Trail Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing From the trailhead you will be on a very flat cross-country... Read More
  
Stony Creek Pond If you think Stony Creek Pond is jut for fishing, think again! Grab your skis this winter and get... Read More
  
Hays Brook Trail to Sheep Meadow The Sheep Meadow Trail leads to a former sheep meadow. These days, the sheep are on farms closer to... Read More
  
Bog River Trail This trail, at this time is not marked, and can be found under various conditions of use. Getting... Read More
  
Five Ponds Wilderness The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.... 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