Cross country skiing

St. Lawrence County Areas

BRASHER STATE FOREST, off County Road 50, Brasher Falls, or Rt. 11 at St. Lawrence Central School, free, www.dec.ny.gov/lands/7999.html.

SUNY CANTON COLLEGE, 15 km of trails, accessed from Parking Lot 6 across from French Hall, bear left at the Y, free.

CATAMOUNT FOREST, 9 miles South of South Colton on the East side of State Route 56. Limited parking available at Catamount Mountain trailhead, just South of the lodge driveway. Groomed trails open to the public, www.catamountlodge.com/abouttheforest.html

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY, five miles of trails, accessible from parking lot on hill campus by Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) by big green water tower, free, people.clarkson.edu/~outdoors/trails.html.

CRANBERRY LAKE AREA, Five Ponds Wilderness Area, remote area, 40 miles of trails, starting in Wanakena, two miles south of NYS Hwy 3; in Wanakena cross one-lane bridge across Oswegatchie River. High Falls truck trail goes straight ahead; for Dead Creek Flow truck trail, turn left afte crossing bridge, go one-half mile, www.dec.ny.gov/lands/34719.html.

DILLABOUGH STATE FOREST, off Russell-Pierrepont Rd., 7 km of trails, free.


GLENMEAL STATE FOREST, Town of Pierrepont, off County Road 24, accessed from Rt. 68, http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91697.html, 1.9 miles of trails, free.

HIGLEY FLOW STATE PARK, off Rt. 56, 2 miles east of South Colton, 262-2880, http://higleyfriends.org/ or nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/58/details.aspx, 23 km of groomed and ungroomed trails, free.

HIGH FLATS STATE FOREST, Parishville, from County Road 58, right on Rodwell Mill Road, left jog to Crowley Road, 4.5 miles of trails, 2.6 miles of unplowed road used to complete the loop, free. https://www.stlawco.org/data/files/Departments/Planning/HighFlats.pdf, http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/104007.html.

LENNY ROAD, Parishville, 7 km of trails, free.

PEAVINE SWAMP SKI TRAIL, State Highway 3, west of Cranberry Lake, main trail of 3.9 miles to state lean-to at Inlet flow, two loops at either end of 3.4 and 1.2 miles each, and 2.1 mile loop in middle; www.adirondackscenicbyways.org/resource/peavine-creek-ski-trail.html.

POSTWOOD PARK AND COUNTY FOREST, Hannawa Falls, 13 km of trails starting at parking lot, 1.6-mile loop and 4.1 mile loop, free.

SUNY POTSDAM LEHMAN PARK, off Rt. 56, Potsdam, 4 km. of trails, free.

REMINGTON RECREATION TRAIL AT PARTRIDGE RUN GOLF COURSE, Outer State Street, Canton, several miles of groomed trails, warm-up building, free; http://www.cantonnewyork.us/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/trails.pdf.

RIVER HILL, begins on Southville-West Stockholm Road, off Rt. 11B, 5 miles northeast of Potsdam, 2.3 miles of trails, free; https://www.stlawco.org/data/files/Departments/Planning/RiverHill.pdf.

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK/NICANDRI NATURE CENTER, off Rt. 37, 3 miles north of Massena, 6+ miles of groomed trails, free, trails managed by Nicandri Nature Center; trails open dawn to dusk daily; free equipment loans at the center; www.nicandrinaturecenter.org.

ST. LAWRENCE GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB, off Rt. 11, Canton, access behind Best Western, from Pike/Russell Roads, 25 miles of groomed trails, free.

THE LODGE @ DREAMING TREE RANCH, 185 Wilkinson Rd. Potsdam, NY 13676, several miles of groomed trails, free. helpsamikickcancer.org.

UPPER AND LOWER LAKES WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, (Indian Creek Nature Center), off Rt. 68, Canton, 8 km of trails, free, www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/66126.html.

WILSON HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, Louisville, from State Route 37, turn onto State Route 131 to Willard Road, turn north and follow the road, 1.6 miles of trails,  www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9324.html.

SWAMPER DOME, Louisville Arena. The trail is approx 2 miles in length running from behind the Arena through the woods skirting a 90 acre meadow and back into the woods down along the Grasse River and back to the arena. 

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