10 Best Winter Activities in New York

Who says you have to shelter inside from the cold every winter? This year, head out and take advantage of all the opportunities for fun that a snowy New York winter provides. Start with these top winter activities across New York.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of the most iconic scenes in New York City. It’s a symbol of winter and the holiday season, and one of those “bucket list” activities everyone should try.

Gore Mountain, North Creek, NY

Gore Mountain is a beloved New York ski resort. Head to this picturesque mountain resort for top-notch skiing and snowboarding, including skiing and snowboarding lessons if you’re a beginner.

Eastern Outdoor Experiences, Smithtown, NY

Eastern Outdoor Experiences is one of New York’s top experts in enjoying the great outdoors, including during the winter. Enjoy a spectacular snowy hike in the Catskills with these esteemed guides.

ADK Snowmobile Outfitters, Old Forge, NY

One of the most adrenaline-pumping ways to enjoy the winter is to go snowmobiling. This winter, rent a snowmobile from Old Forge’s ADK Snowmobile Outfitters and embark on an adventure to remember.

Adirondack Kennel, Boylston, NY

Looking for some winter fun besides the usual skiing, snowboarding, and sledding? Why not try dog sledding? Adirondack Kennel leads exciting dog sledding tours that your entire family will love.

High Peak Mountain Guides, Lake Placid, NY

If you want to explore Lake Placid in the winter, you’ll want an experienced guide to lead the way. You’ll find them at High Peak Mountain Guides. This popular Lake Placid crew leads expeditions for snow biking and more.

Windham Mountain, Windham, NY

Embrace the winter with luxury at Windham Mountain. Windham Mountain is one of New York’s most popular ski resorts, and it’s a fantastic haven for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY

Teatown Lake Reservation is a stunning nature preserve that you can enjoy at any time of the year. In late winter, though, it has a special activity in store: maple sugaring. In January and February, look for events to see how to tap maple trees.

Mount Peter, Warwick, NY

Your entire family and your friends alike will have a great time at Mount Peter. This popular winter destination is perfect for snow tubing and sledding, not to mention snowboarding and skiing.

Brian on the Fly, Syracuse, NY

Ever tried ice fishing? This can be the winter when you give it a go. Brian on the Fly is an experienced fishing guide who leads ice fishing expeditions on Oneida Lake, teaching you the ropes of ice fishing.

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