Snow Striders

Forget those oversized, tennis-racket shoes. Today’s snowshoers wear high-tech gear to walk — and even run — through the Valley’s white stuff



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Snowshoeing Sites


GUIDED HIKES

Belleayre
Highmount
800-254-5600
www.belleayre.com/winter/snowshoe.htm
Beginner to “extreme” snowshoe trips at cross-country facility with local guide service; snowshoers can also hike independently by parking near the new Belleayre Maintenance Center or at the lower end of the Discovery Lodge parking lot

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville (Sullivan Co.)
845-985-2291
www.frostvalley.org
Presidents’ Week Family Camp: Families take part in winter sports from tubing to snowshoeing. Feb. 16-18 & 18-20

Scenic Hudson
845-473-4440
www.scenichudson.org
Guided snowshoe outings:
Feb. 5: Franny Reese State Park, Highland
Feb. 19: Mount Beacon, Beacon
Snowshoes not provided

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Center
Fishkill
845-831-8780
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1833.html
Saturday afternoon winter hikes become snowshoe hikes when conditions permit; free snowshoes provided
 

SITES WITH RENTALS

Fahnestock Winter Park
Off Taconic State Parkway, Cold Spring
Ski center: 845-225-3998 (open when weather permits, call ahead)
www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkID=138
Two dedicated snowshoe trails and rentals of both running and recreational snowshoes

Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz
www.mohonk.com
845-256-2101 ski shop
845-256-2197 for updates on trails and conditions
Snowshoeing on cross-country trails

 

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