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Snowshoeing through McCarty Hill State Forest

Snowshoeing is a great winter-time hiking activity and a terrific cardio workout! There are dozens of areas filled with trails to enjoy snowshoeing. 

Check out a couple of Enchanted Mountains more popular places to snowshoe:

Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center offers miles of trails surround the area just waiting to be explored. The trails are well-groomed and kept clean all winter long.

Rentals at Pfeiffer Nature Center

They have a limited number of snowshoes to rent at any time.

Allegany State Park

The "Bear Paw Snowshoe Trail" was designed to be specific for snowshoeing, as it is not allowed on the Art Roscoe Trail System, in 2016. This 2.3 mile trail will take you around the Summit Area and Stone Tower. Featured in the map download are interesting animals, plants, and trees that you will see along this trail. The Park no longer rents snowshoes.

Ellicottville Area

Try snowshoeing the trails in Ellicottville! Nannen Arboretum has an approximate mile long trail around their pond and is open year 'round. There's also snowshoeing in the area State Forests.

Rentals in Ellicottville

You can get rentals at Adventure Bound onthefly. You can also join in one of their shop-lead snowshoe excursions that include a guide and rentals, as well as hot cocoa, a warm fire and camaraderie. Mud, Sweat and Gears also rents out snowshoes! Atlas brand Snowshoe Rentals are also available at The City Garage in the village.

Holiday Valley Resort

If you're tired of the traditional skiing and snowboarding activities at Holiday Valley Resort, try some snowshoeing around the resort. Snowshoeing is also available on the lower slopes and on the golf course, just be sure to stay to the side of the cross country tracks. Learn more about snowshoeing at Holiday Valley Resort.

Rentals at Holiday Valley Resort

Snowshoe Rentals at Holiday Valley Resort are available to rent from the High Performance Shop. Visit HV's Rental Equipment page for more info.

Allegany State Park Trails

Allegany State Park has many beautiful trails that you can hike, bike, cross-country ski, rollerblade, ride horseback, mountain bike, snowmobile and more. Most of the trails are used throughout the entire year such as the groomed snowmobile trails that double as horseback riding trails in the summer.