The parking for this is across the road in winter due to snow piles blocking the narrow roadside parking. Be careful crossing the road. The trail follows along the Boreas River as it meanders through the forest. The ice creates wonderful figures and colors throughout the winter and the sound of the water beneath is refreshing. The trail technically ends after 1.2 miles when it reaches the Hewitt Eddy Trail that continues back to Route 28N. 


~20 Feet

Distance Round Trip:

2.4 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

Families with Kids:    1 to 1.5 hours 

Experienced Snowshoers:    1 hour

Inexperienced Snowshoers: 1 hour

Trailhead Location: 

From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit, #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue all the way to Newcomb and Route 28N. Take a left onto 28N and continue for just under 6-miles to the trail on the right (just as you cross the Boreas River).  

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

One: This is a flat snowshoe with very little elevation change.   

Additional Important Information:

Snowshoeing over a frozen body of water is an Adirondack past time; it can access you to areas not seen by most in the summer. With that being said it is a dangerous activity to cross frozen water bodies and should be done with care and respect for your environment. Know the ice conditions and be prepared for anything including heavy winds, snow drifts, whiteouts, slushy conditions, and thin ice. Rivers are especially dangerous due to fast moving water under the ice, this causes the ice to not freeze as thick.