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Adirondack snowshoeing is a wonderful complement to
skiing, and you can enjoy both activities here at Lapland Lake! Olavi has designed 12km of marked and mapped dedicated
trails that meander throughout our more than 200 privately-owned
Snowshoeing terrain ranges from flat to rolling hills to
steep grades. You will snowshoe through thick forests of pine,
hemlock and hardwoods. Our trails occasionally take you over
small bridges which pass over gorgeous creeks and streams.
You may also opt to head off our property
onto state-owned wilderness land. The 133-mile
Northville-Lake Placid Trail is just minutes from Lapland Lake.
This marked trail is a wonderful place to snowshoe (and to
country ski). We recommend you sign in at the trailhead.
Additionally, the 10km loop to Grant Lake, which may be accessed
from our property, is a wonderful outing. If you plan to
snowshoe off our premises, we advise informing
personnel where you are headed and when you expect to return.
If there is
fresh snow, you will be certain to enjoy
identifying the many animal tracks that you will see along the
You may bring your own snowshoes or rent them from us. We
carry a variety of manufacturers’ snowshoes including Tubbs,
Havlick’s, Atlas and Little Bear for both children and adults.
Snowshoe rentals are $18 for adults and youth (ages 12-17)
and $12 for juniors. After 2pm there is a $2 discount. If you
have already rented equipment in a given day, you may take
advantage of our Rental Interchange Program. Customers who have
paid the full day’s rental rate on any set of rental gear may
exchange their rental gear one time for no additional charge
(i.e., skis for snowshoes). The highest
rental rate prevails.
Snowshoes allow your weight to be distributed over a larger
area so you float on the snow rather than sinking into it.
Snowshoes come equipped with bindings that strap on over your
own winter boots. We recommend wearing insulated, waterproof
boots rather than ski boots (which are not designed for use with
snowshoes). Gaiters are helpful to prevent snow from falling
into your boots.
Snowshoeing is an aerobic sport, so you may find you will
want to remove layers as you exercise. Taking along a rucksack
and dressing in breathable layers, as you would for cross
country skiing, is recommended.
Be certain to pack a camera along with liquids and healthy
snacks for your Adirondack snowshoe outing!
Weight and snow conditions will determine which snowshoe from
our inventory will work best for you. Our staff will be happy to
assist with fitting your boots into the snowshoe bindings. Some
snowshoe enthusiasts prefer to use poles for additional balance.
If you would like poles to use, please ask. There is no
additional charge for rental of poles when you rent snowshoes
Snowshoeing is yet another wonderful way to enjoy a crisp
winter’s day here in our winter wonderland. Enjoy!
Please note: Snowshoeing is not permitted on our cross country
ski trails (except where crossing a ski trail is necessary). Use
of snowshoes will damage the groomed area of the
ski trails and
will negatively impact our cross country skiers’ experience. We
thank you in advance for your consideration.