5 ways to experience winter in the Hub

Welcome to the Adirondack Hub, your new basecamp for winter fun! From the snow-capped mountains to frozen lakes, the scenic beauty of this winter wonderland is only matched by the fun found in the quaint towns of Newcomb, North Hudson, Minerva, and Schroon Lake. Don’t let a little cold weather slow you down; there is plenty to do to keep warm. Head outdoors to ski, snowshoe, ice fish, or snowmobile. Afterward, relax by a cozy fire, enjoy a warm drink, and start planning another snowy adventure in the Adirondack Hub.

On the snow

Get your snowshoe on this winter! This is by far one of the coolest ways to experience the snow-covered landscape. From relaxed walks to more demanding hikes, there is something in the wilderness here for everyone. Of course, these hikes are beautiful year-round, but in winter they truly shine. Great trails can be found at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb and the truly big Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. If snowshoeing itself wasn’t enough, nothing beats a post-hike beer. Head over to Paradox Brewery in North Hudson as the perfect ending to any snowshoe hike.

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Ice fishing

It's time to hit the hard water! When it comes to cool adventures, full of great scenery and fun, you can't beat ice fishing in the Adirondack Hub! A lot of people may think ice fishing is just standing around a hole, waiting for something to happen, but part of the fun is in the mystery: you never know what's going to come up through the ice. It could be a record setting pike!

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Make tracks on the trail

So many adventures, so many options! It can be hard to decide what to do on your winter adventure, which is why the Adirondack Wayfinder is such a great tool. Let Wayfinder take the stress out of planning; all you have to do is follow the trail to fun stops throughout the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub. Ice fish, skate, snowshoe, and more, all in a scenic road trip loop!

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Cross-country skiing

When the temperatures cool down, skiing season heats up! Glide or skate down perfect, snowy trails to remote, backcountry destinations or on easy to get to trails. Either way, you’ll have a great time. It won’t even feel like working out! Of particular fun is skiing into a historic Great Camp! Whatever snowy adventures you choose, pack up your skis and poles and head to the Adirondack Hub this winter!

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Snowmobiling

With miles and miles of winding snow-covered trails, the Adirondack Hub is THE place to snowmobile this winter. Don’t believe us? Ask anyone around. They’ll say the Hub is filled with cool snow and warm welcomes. Travel through pine forests, along frozen rivers, and through quaint trail-side communities. You know the saying “all roads lead to Rome”? Well, as it turns out, all snowmobile trails lead to Minerva. Hop on your sled and cruise to Sporty’s Iron Duke Saloon. It’s a wild ride here in the Adirondack Hub, but it’s all part of the fun!

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Start planning your Adirondack Hub trip today! Winter fun awaits.