Where to Go Snowshoeing & Find Rentals in the Lake George Region
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Discover a new activity, get some exercise, and reconnect with nature this winter by giving snowshoeing a try. You can start by renting a pair at one of the following places, all of which are less than an hour from Lake George. If you can't snowshoe at the rental location we provide a suggestion for snowshoeing trails close by.
Find Guided Tours & Designated Snowshoeing Trails
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves (Pottersville)
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves offers 14.5 miles of snowshoe trails that provide interesting geological structures along the way. Self-guided tours are available on weekends from mid-December through early March and they have snowshoe rentals available. They also typically have a snowshoe race in February.
Bonus tip: Two of the Chester Challenge trails (there is a winter edition of the challenge) are only accessible through Natural Stone Bridge & Caves.
Beaver Brook Outfitters (Wevertown)
Beaver Brook Outfitters offers guided snowshoeing tours with the rentals included. You meet at their Wevertown location (note: separate from their North Creek whitewater rafting location), get fitted for the snowshoes, then meet up with the guide at an agreed-upon trailhead.
Garnet Hill Lodge (North River)
The snowshoe trail system at Garnet Hill Lodge has six routes that intertwine with their Nordic ski trails offering a total of 15km of snowshoeing terrain. Their staff can provide you with the right equipment, techniques, and trail routes to get you started. Garnet Hill also typically offers guided snowshoe and cross-country ski tours on weekends in the winter, and they have lodging on iste.
Gore Mountain (North Creek)
Gore Mountain offers snowshoe rentals in addition to downhill and cross-country skis. Their Nordic Center features a wide range of well-designed trails, some of which are snowshoe-only, and some of which are shared with cross-country skiers.
Up Yonda Farm (Bolton Landing)
Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing offers snowshoe rentals but you must stick to the trails on their own property. They typically offer guided snowshoeing hikes.
Get Your Basic Snowshoe Rentals & Head Out On Your Own
Inside Edge Ski & Bike (Queensbury)
Inside Edge Ski & Bike is situated right across the street from the entrance to Cole's Woods, which has dedicated snowshoe trails (and cross-country ski trails, but they are not shared; snowshoers are asked to stick to the snowshoe trails). Inside Edge offers snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals.
Cunningham's Ski Barn (North Creek)
Cunningham's Ski Barn offers downhill ski, cross-country ski, and snowshoe rentals. You can rent for the day or two days, or if you go for more the additional days are discounted. They also have a Lake Placid location.
Alpine Sports Shop (Saratoga Springs)
Alpine Sports Shop offers Tubbs snowshoe rentals in all sizes along with downhill and cross-country skis. The shop is 10 minutes from Saratoga Spa State Park and 15 minutes from Wilton Wildlife Preserve, both of which allow snowshoeing.
Make a Weekend Out of Your Snowshoeing Excursion
Turn your Adirondack snowshoeing expedition into a romantic winter getaway at one of these luxurious properties:
Friends Lake Inn (Chestertown)
If you want to make a overnight trip out of a snowshoeing excursion, Friends Lake Inn has snowshoes available for guests to use on their 16km of trails.
The Fern Lodge (Chestertown)
The Fern Lodge, also in Chestertown, has on-site snowshoeing trails and snowshoes available for guests. You can snowshoe right out the front door!