Strap on some cross country skis and then head out to one of the many cross country ski trails available throughout the Adirondacks for beginners and experienced skiers alike and you’ll soon notice something deafening.
Well, actually, you’ll hear a lot. You’ll hear the sound of the wind blowing through trees and plants that are unlike any other wild place in the northeast section of the United States. You’ll hear the sounds of bird and animal calls.
Although the only man-made sounds and sights you might hear and see are those of your skis on the snow as you glide along, your senses truly will be filled, possibly more than you’ve ever known possible.
The Adirondacks are both temperate and boreal forest, providing a great diversity of plant and animal communities.
You’ll glide through large wetlands, hardwood and conifer forests and rock outcroppings.
You’ll also more than likely spy one or more of the more than 53 mammal species that make their home in the Adirondacks.
Just some of the mammals you may see include:
- Hares, rabbits and pikas
- Foxes and coyotes
- River otters
- Minks and martens
- Deer mice
- White-tailed deer
Naturally, many of these mammals may be hibernating as you glide by, but if you pay close attention, you may see at least one.
Dozens of bird species make their home in the Adirondacks. From the American Kestrel, the Three-toed Woodpecker, the Bald Eagle, the Belted Kingfisher, the Baltimore Oriole, the Bobolink, the Broad-winged Hawk, the Canada Goose, the little House Wren, the Northern Hawk Owl, the Peregrine Falcone, the Red-tailed Hawk, you’re bound to see – and hear – at least one.
Don’t let winter keep you from staying in the Adirondacks. There’s plenty to do here in winter. In addition to cross-country skiing, you can strap on some snow shoes and take a hike, hit the slopes, go ice skating, and finish your day by a roaring fireplace as you drink hot cocoa (with marshmallows, of course!)
You needn’t spend an arm and a leg on a hotel, either. Our Lapland Lake warm and cozy cabins are open all year long. All winter cabins are well-insulated for warmth and comfort. Rent one of our winter cabins and you also receive complimentary use of our ski and snowshoe trails, our tubing hills (suitable for children) and an ice skating pond.
Contact us today for more information about reservations and our group rate discounts.