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New York is home to a plethora of scenic mountains, woodlands, waterfalls and parks that make for perfect winter hiking destinations. If you’re looking to get outdoors during the cold season, grab your boots and bundle up for these winter hikes in New York!

1. Letchworth State Park

Hailed as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park is one of the most popular destinations for all-season, all-terrain hiking in Western New York. The park’s trails follow the Genesee River, with beautiful cliffs, gorges, trails and lush forests surrounding it. Take any number of snowy forest trails to explore the gorge’s three major waterfalls. These landmarks are often frozen over during the winter months for a truly breathtaking sight.

Letchworth also provides outdoor opportunities to those with special needs with its Autism Nature Trail or The ANT for short! It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your kids.

Glen Iris Inn, located in Letchworth State Park, offers accommodations year-round at three beautiful properties: Stone House, Chalet House and Caroline’s Cottage. Each property offers beautiful rooms with stunning views for a charming overnight stay.

2. Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is a winter haven for those who enjoy skiing, sledding, ice skating and challenging winter hiking trails. Take a trek up the 10-mile, dog-accessible Summit Trail for incredible views of Lake Placid and alpine glaciers on one of the highest peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. From the 4,867’ summit, you might even see Montreal’s skyscrapers on a clear day!

3. Bear Mountain State Park

For hiking just outside of New York City, Bear Mountain State Park stretches over 5,200 acres along the west side of the Hudson River. Traverse this rocky terrain for tremendous views of a snowy Hudson Valley and any number of scenic photo spots. Choose from the park’s numerous pet-friendly trails, where you can meander along the river, hike to the mountain’s summit or travel through the surrounding snow-covered forests.

4. Keuka Outlet Trail

Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Keuka Outlet Trail and Preservation area make for a perfect winter day hike with seven miles of wooded trail following an abandoned railroad corridor. Gorgeous winter woodland scenery, creeks, lakes, abandoned buildings and possibly a few snowmobilers will accompany your hike. Hike these trails later in the winter and you just might catch a glimpse of the waterfalls majestically frozen over.

5. Fahnestock Winter Park

Nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Fahnestock State Park is a hot spot for generous snowfall and winter hikes in New York. Experience the beauty of the Hudson Highlands in the park’s 16,000-acre territory designated for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Winter Park offers a leisurely path as well as a challenging uphill hike that follows the Appalachian Way.

6. Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park offers experienced hikers a more challenging and rewarding hike. Standing out within the beautiful Adirondacks—an exciting collection of over 2,000 miles of trails, rivers and peaks, is Mount Marcy—the tallest summit in New York. The famed Van Hoevenberg Trail provides nearly 10 hours of hiking and countless breathtaking views as it connects Mount Van Hoevenberg and Heart Lake. Although leashed dogs are welcome to accompany their owners, those traversing the trails may want to consider if their animal is ready for the last 1.2 uphill miles that make this trail among the toughest in the state.

7. Golden Hill State Park

Veteran hikers in Western New York are likely to be familiar with Golden Hill, a popular state park and hiking ground just an hour outside of Buffalo, NY. Here, visitors can camp on Lake Ontario to provide a stunning setting for family-friendly activities such as camping, fishing and cycling, Hikers have the opportunity to take in the famed Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on the waters of Lake Ontario, as well as the two-mile long Creek Park Red Trail, which has 55 feet of elevation gain. Sights include wildflower fields and grassy clearings.