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. Click here for some tips about winter outings.


New York

Black Rock Forest (Orange County)
Teatown Lake Reservation (Westchester County)
Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks (Orange/Rockland counties)
Slide Mountain Wilderness, Catskill Mountains (Ulster County)

New Jersey

Round Valley Recreation Area (Hunterdon County)

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

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Georgette Weir's picture

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.