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Cross country skiing in the Saratoga region


Enjoy one of the world's greatest workouts
while taking in the great outdoors - go cross country skiing in the Saratoga NY region. There are plenty of great cross country skiing trails and scenery near Saratoga and Albany.

Take the time to learn this great aerobic winter sport and ski around multiple different locations - from state parks and ski centers and various trails around Saratoga and Albany in upstate NY. For those who are just beginning cross country skiing, Johnny Miller put some cross country skiing advice on his blog.




Cross Country Ski Trails In The Saratoga NY Region

Saratoga Spa State Park is our top pick for scenic cross country skiing & snowshoeing in the Saratoga NY region because of its timeless beauty and open terrain. Enjoy 12 miles of trails to take in the beautiful winter scene (trail maps are available at the Park Office). Snowshoe rentals are also available through the Park Office (open Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm, and Weekends 8am-4pm).

Coles Woods Ski Trails
in Glens Falls offer day and night skiing with cross country ski trails lit until 10:30 pm.

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center offers an award winning cross-country ski center offering 50km of XC ski and snowshoe trails for all abilities from beginner to expert.

Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks offers over 80 groomed cross country ski trails.

Garnet Hill Lodge offers guided cross country skiing adventures and challenging cross country skiing over miles of back country ski trails.

Killington offers many great groomed and ungroomed cross country ski trails as well as snowshoeing opportunities.

Schenectady County Forest in Duanesburg, NY has cross country skiing in a challenging and beautiful woodland preserve - great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.

New York State Parks Offering Cross Country Skiing Opportunities

These state parks located in the Saratoga NY region are great options for cross country skiing:


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