Top Ten Best Snowshoe, Snowshoeing Parks and Trails in New York and New Jersey for Winter Enjoyment

Snowshoeing on Balsam Mountain, Catskill High Peak. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

Given some snow, chances are any place you can hike is also a good place to snowshoe. Maybe even better--no mud, no insects. Nevertheless, here are some recommendations of places to check out when snow falls in the New York-New Jersey region.

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In New York

In New Jersey

Black Rock Forest (Orange County) Lamont Reserve and Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary (Bergen County)
Sterling Forest State Park (Orange County) Ramapo Mountain State Forest (Bergen County)
Teatown Lake Reservation (Westchester County) Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area (Morris County)
Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks (Orange/Rockland counties) Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Warren County)
Slide Mountain Wilderness, Catskill Mountains (Ulster County)- Round Valley Recreation Area (Hunterdon County)

 

Also see our Top Ten list of places to cross-country ski in our region.

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Balsam Mountain, Catskill High Peak

Hike writer Daniel Chazin recommends Balsam Mountain in the Catskills as a great snowshoe. See his description of a hike he took in December 2010.