Winter Hiking

The Town of Long Lake has two more winter snowshoe hikes available this season and both are free.

On Saturday, February 22nd, join Spencer Morrissey for a hike to Sawyer & Little Sawyer Mountain and on Saturday, March 1st, join Joan Collins, resident bird expert, on a trek along the Roosevelt Truck Trail.

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Guiding Fee: FREE!

Room for 15 on the trip. Winter trips are not recommended for kids under 12, without prior experience in similar outings Transportation provided by the Town of Long Lake, meet at the LL Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847, Call 518-624-3077 to reserve spot.

Sawyer and Little Sawyer
This two peak hike is a very unique adventure located in the backcountry near Indian Lake. We will follow a well developed trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain before starting a short bushwhack route to Little Sawyer Mountain. Both peaks have great views and unique in their own respect. This will be a loop trip back to the starting point. Breaking trail through an open forest without a trail will be part of the learning experience and part of the trip as a whole. .

Snowshoes are a must and in no instance should anyone be wearing cotton (jeans, Hoodie, t-shirts ect…). Boots need to be warm, regular hiking boots will not be enough and in no instance will low top shoes be allowed. Gaiters are highly recommended.

Roosevelt Truck Trail
Snowshoe the Roosevelt Truck Trail in Minerva on March 1, 2014. Meet 8am at the Long Lake Town offices, 1130 Deerland Road. Participants must be pre-registered. Waivers will be available day of hike. This hike is FREE!

Participants must provide their own water and lunch.

Lovely, mature boreal habitat spans the 2.5 mile long Roosevelt Truck Trail. This wide, road-sized trail runs between Route 28N and the Blue Ridge Road in Minerva. Joan Collins will lead a snowshoe hike along this route beginning at the Route 28N trailhead and ending at the Blue Ridge Road trailhead. The trail has hilly and level terrain with an overall gain of 100 feet in elevation by the end of our hike. The habitat along the route provides a year-round home to many boreal bird species. Participants will also be looking for animal tracks – Black Bear and Moose tracks are frequently found on this old road. Meet at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake at 8 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead. (There are two outhouses along the trail (at two handicap accessible camping areas available in summer)!)

Call 518.624.3077 to sign up. Must have 4 minimum to run the trip.

SUGGESTED GEAR LIST
Everyone MUST have snowshoes. If snow level is low, snowshoes will still need to be carried but Microspikes will also be needed for icy conditions.

Required equipment
Waterproof/breathable pants and jacket
2-liters of water or Gatorade – large mouth opening so they don’t freeze
Warm hat
2-pairs gloves or 1 pair gloves and 1 pair of mitts
Warm boots and socks, not cotton socks
Backpack per person
Lunch and snacks
mid weight or heavy weight underwear top and bottom
Snowshoes (rentals available, $20)
Headlamp
Chemical hand warmers and toe warmers
Fleece or Primaloft jacket

Recommended equipment

Microspikes or other traction (rental available for $10)
Camera
Face mask/balaclava
Gaiters (highly recommended)

Winter trips are not recommended for kids under 12, without prior experience in similar outings


Equipment Rentals also available at

Hoss’s Country Corner 518-624-2481
Adk Trading Post 518-624-2357