Winter Activities > Cross Country Skiing In The Saratoga NY Region
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).
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.
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:
John Boyd Thacher
Max V. Shaul