Embrace winter and bundle up for adventure!



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Winter Activities

ICE FISHING Oneida Lake is the largest lake lying wholly within New York State. With a maximum depth of 55 ft., it freezes during the winter to become a great ice fishing destination for perch and walleye. CROSS-COUNTRY & DOWNHILL SKI BREIA Trails are a cross-country skier’s paradise covering more than 31 miles (50km), making it one of the largest groomed X-country ski systems in the east. If downhill is more your style, skiers of all ages can hit the slopes - or tube - at Woods Valley Ski Area. CURLING Utica Curling Club dates back to 1868, and with six sheets of ice, it’s the oldest and largest curling club in the eastern US hosting league, open and invitational Bonspiels. Book a Try Curling event and learn to curl! SNOWMOBILING Oneida County is a premier sledding destination. Home to 12 all-volunteer snowmobile clubs that maintain nearly 600 miles of groomed trails connecting to trail systems in the Tug Hill Plateau and Adirondack Park for endless sledhead fun! SNOWSHOE Head out for a snow hike! Utica Zoo, Black River Environmental Improvement Area (BREIA), Boonville Fire & Rescue and four area public libraries offer snowshoe rentals for a fun and unique winter trek!