Ready to strap on your skis and get out in nature? New York State is an excellent destination for cross-country skiing with its varied landscape of rolling hills, hidden meadows, and peaceful woods. Here's our top 10 pick of the best places for cross-country skiing in the Empire State!
Fahnestock Winter Park is one of the more exceptional state parks in New York. This Hudson Valley park is a thriving go-to for winter sports, including not only cross country skiing but sledding, tubing, and snowshoeing, too so there’s something for everyone.
The Mohonk Preserve is a spectacular nature preserve that is also a hub for outdoor recreation. For cross country skiers, this protected area offers groomed trails and natural terrain alike so everyone can enjoy their favorite style.
Nestled within the Catskills is the idyllic Mountain Trails Cross Country Center. This wilderness recreation center is outfitted with everything you need from equipment rentals to lessons, making it an excellent choice for any Nordic skiing outing.
Lake Placid is one of the Adirondack Mountains’ most majestic beauties. While it’s a bastion of outdoor recreation all year round, it’s particularly popular for cross country skiers during the winter, with over 50 kilometers of trails including 4 kilometers of world championship rate trails.
Mohonk Mountain House is one of New York’s premier resorts for a getaway in winter wonderland. Head to this destination and experience the best of a New York winter with over 30 miles of groomed cross country skiing trails.
Bear Mountain is a spectacular part of the New York landscape along the banks of the Hudson River. You can enjoy the park during any season, but if you’re a cross country skier, it’s a must-visit during the winter.