With an extensive network of trails offering an unlimited variety of terrain and scenery, snowshoeing in North Warren and the surrounding area offers a great way to experience the beautiful winter landscape. We offer some of the best snowshoeing in the Adirondacks.
In our back yard
Caroline Fish Memorial Trail
The Caroline Fish Memorial Trail is part of the Town of Chester Recreation Area. Operated by the town, the facility has a rope tow, lighted ski hill, ice skating rink, warming lodge, lighted cross-country trails and a toboggan run for the non-skiers -- and is free and open to the public. The parking area for the cross-country trails is a short drive past the main entrance (located on Route 8) on Landon Hill Rd.
Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area
The southern entrance to the extensive Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area is located at Beaver Pond Road near Brant Lake. The distance from the trail head to the tip of Pharaoh Lake, one of the largest lakes in the park, is 2.37 miles. This vast wilderness area offers 48 miles of trails '± this is back-country at its best!
Gull Pond Trail and Spectacle Pond Trail
Located near Adirondack, NY, these relatively easy and short trails can be accessed from East Shore Road, which runs along the eastern side of Schroon Lake. Both trails lead through wooded forest to small ponds. Gull Pond has a section of cliffs overlooking the pond that afford a great view of Pharaoh Mountain. Spectacle Pond follows a small brook for a while before the trail verges off toward the pond, which offers its own impressive view of Pharaoh Mountain. Though these are fairly easy back-country trails perfect for skiing and snowshoeing, weather conditions can increase the difficulty level.