The hard part about this trail is finding a good place to park. If the snow banks are pushed back it’s not too bad, but otherwise you may have to consider using the Bores River Trail to access Hewitt Eddy. The trail is short and seldom used, but if you want to experience breaking trail this would be a good place to start. At just over 0.8 miles to Hewitt Eddy it’s not a demanding process. 


~20 Feet

Distance Round Trip:

0.8 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

Families with Kids:      20 minutes 

Experienced Snowshoers:      20 minutes

Inexperienced Snowshoers: 20 minutes

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 6.75-miles to the trail on the right.  

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.