Winter in the Adirondacks

Winter trees in the Adirondack Mountains

Thinking about relocating to the Adirondacks? The Adirondack Mountains region in Upstate New York is a beautiful area to live year-round, however winter is where this region really shines. Between the dazzling snowfalls, local events, and winter sports, when you own property in the Adirondacks, you’ll always find something to do in the winter months! To help get you started, we listed our top five winter-related activities to do during the winter in the Adirondacks!

Top 5 Winter Things to Do When You Own A Home in the Adirondacks

1. Winter Carnival
Visitors to the Adirondacks only get to experience the joys of Winter Carnival for a day or two, but when you live in the Adirondack region, you get to partake in the festivities of Winter Carnival all month long! Every weekend in February, the Adirondack communities come together to celebrate all the region has to offer in winter. From the exhibitions to parades, competitions, games, food, and fireworks, too, Winter Carnival offers family friendly fun for the entire month of February!

2. Winter Hikes & Snowy Attractions
The Adirondack region has some of the top snowfall levels in all of New York. While autumn may be the most popular time to hike in the Adirondacks, locals know wait every year for winter hikes to see the Adirondacks in all its dazzling snowy glory. When you own property in the Adirondacks, breathtaking winter landscapes are only a short drive away! Take the afternoon to hike to the top of a mountain or gorge to witness a snow-covered paradise of forests, frozen lakes, and waterfalls!

3. Excellent Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
The Upstate New York capital for all things winter sports related, the Adirondacks is the ultimate destination for downhill ski and snowboard lovers. One of the major benefits of owning a real estate in the Adirondacks is having so many world-class ski resorts and hills down the road! Take a short drive to Gore Mountain, McCauley Mountain, or Whiteface Mountain and experience unparalleled skiing and snowboarding while making it home back in time for dinner!

4. Snowmobiling in Your Backyard
Looking for a thrilling ride? When you live in the Adirondacks, there are hundreds of groomed snowmobile trails in your back yard to explore! Maintained by local snowmobile clubs, these backcountry snowmobile trails lead you along a vast network of snowy forests and winter wonderlands. Go for a quick ride, or plan an epic journey that will take you through several Adirondack communities and enjoy the wintery sites!

5. Cozy Adirondack Bars
Need a break from the winter sports? No problem! The Adirondack region has a variety of warm and cozy bars and lodges open throughout the winter that you can escape to in between activities or if you’re looking to go out on the town. Some of our favorites include The Garnet Hill Lodge in North River, The Anvil Inn in Fort Edward, The Inn at Erlowest in Lake George, The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub in Lake Luzerne, and The Big Moose Inn & Restaurant in Eagle Bay. Try visiting new one every weekend!

Looking to make the Adirondacks your permanent winter destination? We have a wide variety of available Adirondack houses & real estate for sale for all budgets. Check out our Adirondacks listings or call to speak to one of our real estate professionals at 518-762-9885!

Arlene M. Sitterly, Inc.