Inlet Region

Fern Park

With 22-miles of trails for xc skiing & snowshoeing, Fern park offers great skiing. There is no fee and most of the trails are groomed. Large hills and challenging terrain makes Fern Park a wonderland for more experienced cross-country skiers. Even inexperienced skiers can manage some of the trails at the entrance or that are best accessed from the trailhead on Limekiln Road. There is an approx. 2km loop that is lit in the winter when snow is on the ground.

Main Entrance Lat,Long: 43.74929,-74.79712

Limekiln Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.73201,-74.79284



Cascade Lake Trail

The 5.5 mile trail around Cascade Lake is full of old forest, lake views (best from the old girls camp called Lake Cascade Camp), a 40-ft waterfall, and even some history. Although the web descriptions of the trail all talk about hiking it, it is frequently used as a ski trail in the winter.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.78143,-74.83194

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Moss Lake Trail

The pleasant, 2.5 mile loop around Moss Lake is an easy ski except for the descent to a bridge at the halfway mark going counterclockwise around the lake. At the 1.8 mile mark there is a 1.4 mile side trail leading to Bubb Lake and then on to Sis Lake. The map also indicates access to the Sis Lake end of the trail from SR-28 but that stretch is more suitable for summertime hiking.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.78876, -74.84454

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Adirondack Woodcraft Camps

Doug & Christina Bartlett purchased this existing summer camp about 2017. They have revived the camp’s traditional ski trail system. They groom about four miles of delightful trails through their extensive property. The trails are mostly single track and trackset. There is an honor system box in the ski center. ($5.00 at the writing.)

Address: 285 Woodcraft Rd, Old Forge, NY

Phone: 315-369-6031

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.75085,-74.92929



McCauley Mountain Ski Center

This downhill ski center has a nice, skate-groomed cross country trail system. Pay at the downhill area.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.69652,-74.96840



Inlet Golf Club

The club grooms ski trails on the property.

Address: 300 NY-28, Inlet, NY

Phone: 315-357-3503

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.74195,-74.77850


Thendara Golf Club

The club grooms ski trails on the property. Trails toward the back of the property have narrower fairways, lending some wind protection. Terrain is rolling and parallels a river.

Address: 151 5th St, Thendara, NY

Phone: 315-369-3136

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.70562,-74.99717


Big Otter Lake Trail

This trail follows a rough jeep trail into the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness to Big Otter Lake. In winter you enter from the trailhead entering to your left onto a short section of snowmobile trail, finding the trail about 100 yards on your left. It is 7.4 miles one way to Big Otter Lake so we often turn around at the junction with Moose River Mountain Trail, 5.2 miles in.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.70555,-75.00182



Chub Lake Trail

This decidedly back country 5.6 mile in-and-out ski is entered via a private road, mapped as Judson Rd, off Higby Road. Although gated, it is marked as skiing allowed. Transitioning to a trail it remains level but becomes increasing challenging until it reaches the outlet stream from Chub Lake.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.82397,-74.83738

Map: Follow Judson Rd from Google Map.

Sagamore Great Camp Lake

This is a pleasant 3.7 mile ski on an old carriage road which circles the lake and provides views across the lake to the Great Camp Sagamore, once the summer home of the Vanderbilts.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 43.8085,-74.6550