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Where to Go Cross-Country Skiing in the Clifton Park Area

Cross-country skiing is a fun way to enjoy the winter scenery and get a great workout too. There are many places in and around Clifton Park, NY, where the whole family can participate in this popular outdoor activity.

three cross country skiers on a trail

Explore These Cross-Country Skiing Hotspots & Trails

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is worth the 90-minute drive from Clifton Park to Northville in the Southern Adirondacks. The ski center features 50km of scenic cross-country ski and snowshoe trails for all ability levels. Trails are regularly groomed for classic and skate skiing, and lessons are available as well.

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The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain

Did you know Gore Mountain in North Creek features a one-of-a-kind Nordic facility? The ski resort's Nordic Center is a hub for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, and the trails include varying inclines and natural, wooded routes.

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Visher Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

This 600-acre preserve at the intersection of Riverview Road and Van Vranken Road has well-maintained trails for cross-country skiing, hiking, and more.

Clifton Common

A best bet for free cross-country skiing in Clifton Park. The town regularly offers beginner ski lessons in January, February, and March for novice skiers of all ages!

Kinns Road Park

Enjoy cross-country skiing on the Kinns Road Park nature trails. Maps are available from the office of Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs.

Indian Meadows Park

Located in Glenville, there is a three-mile trail groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter. The main trail loops around the athletic fields and there are side trails into the main park that allow you to customize how far you go.

Saratoga Spa State Park

Experience the timeless beauty and open terrain of 12 miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails at Saratoga Spa State Park. You can get trail maps at the Park Office for your trip.

Bonus tip: Give both classic and skate skiing a chance before you decide which one is right for you!

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