~ Winter Activities in Warrensburg ~
************ Snowmobiling **************
Warrensburg has a nice snowmobile trail system on which one can travel throughout the countryside, into other nearby towns and beyond. Snowmobile trails are well groomed and are part of the North Warren Trail System.
A map of the general area’s trails can be found at the following link:
- Trail Access and Parking -
Access: There are a few snowmobile access points in Warrensburg most of which are off main roads. The main access points are off Rt. 9 and can be seen from the roadway. Another access point is from Echo Lake, off Hudson Street. There’s also access off Rt. 418, just before the bridge to Thurman on Hickory Hill Road, the access road to the Hickory Ski center (see link for more info @ http://www.thurmanconnection.com
Parking: There are two (2) parking areas that allow both parking for vehicles and their trailers and access to the Warren County Snowmobile Trail system. One is at the Echo Lake Lodge, off Hudson Street and the other one is at the Lucky Star Restaurant, just north of the Hamlet on Rt. 9.
- Registration / Licenses -
Snowmobiles need to be registered in NYS to use the trails...NYS registration is $100.
[Note: If you join a club at $25 membership, then the cost to register in NYS is only $45 ($25 + $45 NYSDMV = $70) a $30 saving]
Membership applications for the New York Snowmobile Association can be found at: https://membership.nyssnowassoc.org/club/show/940
Local Snowmobile Club...North Warren Trailblazers:
[Note: It is to one’s benefit to pay club membership and get the registration discount plus club access and assistance. If riders are registered with another club and have the DMV registration, there are no additional fees to ride our trails]
- Additional Information, Contacts and Links -
Here’s a link that will take you to the Adirondack Snowmobile Trails and Tours website: http://www.adirondack.net/winter/snowmobile-trails.cfm
For a FREE Adirondack sled map call the Warren County Tourism office at 800-365-1050 or use this link: http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/resources/download-guides
********** Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing **********
Warrensburg offers cross-country ski trails in three beautiful settings (two of which also allow snowshoeing). Below is a listing of locations / access points and parking areas:
- Pack Forest -
Located at 136 Pack Forest Road – Just a few miles north of the Hamlet, off Rt. 9
Pack Forest offers both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on scenic, wooded forest trails and an 85 acre lake. http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1875.html
- Lake George Wild Forest / Hudson River Recreation Area -
Located off Golf Course Road – Look for sign & parking lot (near Cronin’s Golf Resort)
This area offers a two mile novice trail and a 3.5 mile intermediate to expert Nordic trail. Trails run through the wooded, nature trail park and Cronin’s Golf Course with scenic views of the Hudson River. http://www.warrencountydpw.com/Parks_Rec07/X_Ski.htm
- Hackensack Mountain Park -
Located off Sunset Avenue / Prospect Street intersections – Look for sign & parking lot [Note location – Not available at Hackensack Avenue access point]
This park offers both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at base of mountain trail
********************* Ice Skating *********************
Please note the following:
- The Cross-Country, Snowshoeing and Ice Skating facilities are “Carry-in / Carry-out” and are FREE of charge.
- Activities are subject to local weather conditions and may or may not be available.
- All activities are at your own risk. The Town of Warrensburg assumes no responsibility or liability for any personal injuries or property damage.
- Facilities / activities are subject to change, closings, etc. without notice.