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Best Outdoor Winter Activities

Discover the Great Outdoors this Winter

*Updated for the 2023 Season*

Check out some of most popular winter activities and things to do in St. Lawrence County.

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Immerse yourself in the majesty of a St. Lawrence County winter with these super cool Outdoor Winter Activities. If staying warm and toasty is more your style, check out some of our favorite Indoor Winter Activities too.

Go Snowmobiling

Ride more than 700 miles of groomed Snowmobile Trails

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Outdoor Winter Activity

Explore the North Country on a criss-crossing trail system with beautiful views and plenty of cozy stop sand provisions along the way. Just be sure to plan ahead and know your routes. Get all of the snowmobiling information and resources you need including interactive trail maps, free printed maps, trail rules, trail conditions, and more.


Try Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Ski Throughout STLC

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Outdoor Winter Activity

Cross Country Skiing is a favorite way to immerse yourself in a North Country winter. A great spot Nordic Ski is on the groomed trails at Higley Flow State Park in Colton where you can also rent gear if you don't have your own.


Try Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Throughout STLC

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Outdoor Winter Activity

Snowshoeing is a favorite ways to immerse yourself in a North Country winter. For beginners, Nicandri Nature Center in Massena is a great spot to try snowshoeing with free rentals and a variety trails available.


Do Some Ice Fishing

Ice fish on one of our 200+ Lakes, Rivers or Streams

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Outdoor Winter Activity

Prepare your augers, tip-ups and sleds and hit the ice! First timers and seasoned fishers alike should plan ahead to make sure you've got all of the most updated fishing information about licenses and regulations. And don't forget to check out the hot tips from our local fishing guide about early ice fishing locations to get your season off to a bountiful start.


Go Ice Skating

Learn to Skate or Cruise the Rink

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Indoor/Outdoor Winter Activity

Ice Skating is fun for the whole family, no matter how sharp (or not) your skills are. There are so many awesome ice rinks throughout St. Lawrence County, from indoor hockey rinks with free skate time to maintained outdoor rinks. Most rinks offer free or very modestly priced ice skate rentals and hockey equipment for public use.


Learn to Skate

Local Ice Skating Lessons

If you're looking for skating lessons, try the St. Lawrence Figure Skating Club in Canton or the Ogdensburg Figure Skating Club in Ogdensburg.

Do the Waterfall Crawl

Snowshoe the Great 8 Waterfall Crawl and earn your badge!

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Outdoor Winter Activity

Discover a series of hand-picked waterfall hikes where the foothills of the Adirondacks glisten year round with falling waters. Choose from 8 different trails and get all of the seasonal information you need to plan a safe and beautiful hike into the heart of winter's magic.

Upcoming Festivals & Entertainment

If you're looking for more exciting activities and seasonal events, be sure to check out area festivals and celebrations on the event calendar.

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