Parks & Recreation
The Carpenter Road Cross-Country Ski Trails are located on the Lesser Wilderness State Forest in the Town of Turin, Lewis County. There are 3 loops with connecting trails encompassing approximately 7.8 miles. For the most part, these are woods trails, and are designed for the novice and intermediate cross-country skier. The Snow Ridge Inc. Cross Country Ski Trails connect with the Carpenter Road Trails adding another 6.2 miles to the network. There is a registration box near Carpenter Road, so please sign in. DIRECTIONS: The Carpenter Road Trails are located off Carpenter Road, which intersects Route 26 2.3 miles north of the village of Turin and 0.6 miles south of the hamlet of Houseville. The starting point for the trails is about 1.0 mile in on Carpenter Road where it intersects with Seymore Road. Parking is allowed along one side of the shoulder of the road. The Snow Ridge Trails can be accessed from the Carpenter Road trails or from West Road, which is south of Carpenter Road off Route 26. Parking is available at the Snow Ridge Ski Center. There is a fee to use the Snow Ridge Trails.