Experience Winter in Indian Lake

Imagine pristine white scenery and snow flying through the air. Winter is considered one of the most beautiful seasons in Indian Lake. Taking a drive will give you some breathtaking views. But you can go even deeper into the woods on a snowmobile, cross country skis or snowshoes!


Winter has arrived and whether you are seeking a short weekend getaway or a longer snowmobile adventure in the heart of the Adirondacks, Indian Lake provides an excellent destination for a perfect snowmobile vacation.

Our central location makes Indian Lake the hub of Adirondack snowmobiling. Snowfall that averages well over 100 inches per winter and higher elevation gives us a snowmobiling season that lasts from December through much of March. 

If variety interests you, then Indian Lake won't let you down. The variety of terrain throughout the area offers a great ride for all types of riders. Here's where the adventure begins. You'll find it in the frosted vistas, the bluest of skies, trails that cut through dark forests, sunlight sparkling on deep snow and beaver ponds. Feel the wind in your face and rush of excitement as you reach new peaks, make your descent and discover pure enjoyment at every turn in this winter playground.

Snowmobile trail permits are not required in Indian Lake. All sleds must be registered in New York State. Check your travel route to be sure you have the requirements necessary.

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If you enjoy summertime walks in the woods, you'll love cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Indian Lake, Hamilton County. Terrain hidden from view by summertime foliage is easily seen from a pair of skis or snowshoes, and can be readily studied using your topographical map. Wildlife tracks in the snow tell you who lives there, and what they're doing during the winter. Travel distances are "shortened" by virtue of downhill glides. Add to this the invigorating feeling you get with whole body exercise in a white, frosty atmosphere and you have a healthy activity that will have you craving for more places to ski.

Blue Mountain and Indian Lake can satisfy some of those cravings with an extensive trail system that affords a variety of cross country skis from the mountainous trips up Blue or Snowy Mountains to the gentle slopes of the Northville-Lake Placid trail.


The Town's Ice Skating Rink on Ski Hut Road, Indian Lake is open as conditions permit on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays from 6pm-9pm. For Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays and Vacations the rink is open 12pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm. Ice skates for day use are available at the Ski Hut or at Pine's Country Store, free of charge. Please remember to return the skates when you are done. 

For more information or to confirm if the skating rink is open, call 518-648-5828. Sorry, but the ski slope's T-Bar is no longer in operation.