Cross Country Skiing: Tracks and Trails Around the Hudson Valley

In looking forward to the start of a new year, what’s on your “must do” list? We are all hoping 2021 holds a bit more “normal” so we can get out and enjoy what truly makes us happy! Travel has been hard and here at the Caldwell House, we’re crossing our fingers that we will have the opportunity to welcome even more guests this year. For now, we are staying grateful and one thing we are always thankful for is the beauty of the Hudson Valley! If you are a cold-weather lover and itching to enjoy some winter fun, we’ve got fantastic cross-country skiing nearby. There is an abundance of tracks and trails around the Hudson Valley so keep reading to find out more!

Two women cross country skiing down a snowy path surrounded by forestBear Mountain State Park – Located in Bear Mountain, NY, this state park has more than six miles of groomed trailed. The skiing is free but there is a parking fee.  

Fahnestock Winter Park – This fantastic winter park in Carmel, NY provides more than 10 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails that go through a variety of terrain. A lodge with ski rentals is on site.

Mills-Norrie State Park – In Staatsburg, NY, this state park offers many trails, eight of which can be used for cross country skiing.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve – This popular area in Kerhonkson, NY, has nearly 20 miles of groomed carriage trails for cross country skiers. Ungroomed trails also are available.

Thomas Bull Memorial Park – Located in Montgomery, NY, enjoy cross country skiing as well as snow tubing, sledding and skating.

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail – Located in New Paltz, NY, this area has a 12.2-mile path perfect for cross-country skiing. You will see some beautiful countryside and downtown.

Mohonk Preserve – Linked to the Mountain House, the preserve is located in Gardiner, NY and only a half hour drive from The Caldwell House. You will need to purchase a day pass at the Visitor’s Center. There are over 100 miles of carriage roads and trails and the scenery is spectacular!

After a day on the trails you can come back to our cozy and elegant bed and breakfast and enjoy a hot coffee or glass of wine by the fire, or a friendly game in our parlor room. Wake up the next morning to the most delicious homemade breakfast and you have a weekend made in heaven. Gather your cold-weather gear, book a stay at The Caldwell House and get ready for a memorable winter getaway. Book direct online for guaranteed best rates or contact us for further information.

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