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When the temperature drops everything here says winter – and this couldn’t be truer than for our snowshoers. Enjoy an extensive network of trails, both groomed and natural, in the spectacular setting that is the Adirondack Coast.

Ausable Chasm

Explore more than five miles of scenic trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Stroll past Rainbow Falls, Elephant's Head, Column Rock, Hyde's Cave and the eerie quiet of Mystic Gorge. Descend hundreds of feet to walk on natural stone walkways and gaze upon eons of geologic history etched in stone.

Add a scenic raft ride and float the legendary waters of the Ausable River through a maze of breathtaking rock formations sculpted over thousands of years by the river's currents.  For the more adventurous, try the rappelling adventure course or the new adventure trail featuring cable bridges, edge walks, cargo net climb, cable traverses and more. 

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Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area

Ausable Point Campground campsites offer a shoreline comprised of natural sand and a gentle slope right to Lake Champlain. It borders a wildlife management area that offers a hiking trail, as well as water access for canoeists and sea kayakers to explore. With the city of Plattsburgh a short drive from this campground there is virtually no limit for entertainment opportunities.

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Chazy Highlands State Forest

Chazy Highlands is a 5,261 acre State Forest at the base ofLyon Mountain.  With several year round, multi-use trails it’s a greatplace to experience winter, spring, summer and fall.

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High Falls Gorge

High Falls Gorge sits in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain. Here you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs.  Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths provide safe access to breathtaking views and photographic vantage points.

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Lyon Mountain

Standing at 3,830' Lyon Mountain dominates the western sky of the Adirondack Coast. The large massif has long been a draw for hikers and backcountry skiers alike - and for good reason. The international view from the top of Lyon Mountain includes the skyline of Montreal, the Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. 

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Macomb Reservation State Park

Macomb Reservation State Park allows you to enjoy a day in the wilderness playing on David Pond or the Salmon River. The park is open from mid-May to Labor Day. 

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Mt. Van Hogenburg

While you can snowshoe all 50km of Mt. Van Hoevenberg's trails, we have 3 designated trails for snowshoeing only available. Bring your own or rent from us.

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Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is home to the massive stone bridge arch - the LARGEST marble cave entrance in the east. The entrance dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology from rock over one billion years old. Take a walking stick, map, and camera and set out on a self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail and descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls and tranquil dark pools.

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New Land Trust

The New Land Trust, dates back to the 1970s, when a group of area students purchased a plot of land near the small hamlet of Saranac, NY. Today this 287-acre preserve offers more than 20 trails, a classic Adirondack lean-to, bunkhouse and even a few decorative outhouses.

Preserve Features:

  • Hiking
  • Lean-to
  • Birding
  • Outhouses
  • Nature Trails

Winter Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Trailhead Parking: 236 Plumadore Road, Saranac, NY 12981

Mailing Address: PO Box 101 Saranac, NY 12981

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Olympic Regional Development Authority

The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was originally created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. Today, ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain ski area, Gore Mountain, Belleayre Mountain, as well as the Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex.

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Point Au Roche State Park

With its prime location on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Champlain, its protected beach area, as well as its mix of open and forested walking/hiking trails, Point Au Roche State Park is a great family attraction!

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