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Our cabin is on the Northrup family's former dairy farm, located on the Steinmacher/McLane Road, in Lewis County, Town of Harrisburg, just off Route 177. It is approximately seven miles west of Lowville, atop the Tug Hill Plateau. Just a few minutes from some of the favorite snowmobiler destinations at Barnes Corners, Montague Inn, and Tug Hill Inn. A main trail in the Tug Hill system, well marked, runs right thru our back field.

We no longer operate Winteridge as a dairy farm, and we enjoy it as our Spring/Summer/Fall vacation home, with an occasional winter trip. As we no longer use the camp for snowmobiling, we now make it available for rental to selected snowmobilers wishing to enjoy a Tug Hill vacation, with all it has to offer. In addition to snowmobiling, we have some great trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers, and some great hills for sledding.

"The Tug" has earned its reputation as Snow Capital of the Northeast. Situated just east of Lake Ontario in Upstate New York, the infamous "lake effect" snows create average annual snowfalls of over 300 inches. They set a record one day snowfall (I believe in January, 1997) of nearly 100 inches. 2100 square miles of groomed trails, abandoned roads, and woodland paths make this a winter enthusiast's paradise. Follow the crowds to favorite "watering holes", or strike out on your own to explore the wilderness and view the wildlife and winter scenery.

If you stay at our chalet, you can enjoy all the modern conveniences, such as electricity, running water, gas heat, indoor bathroom with hot shower, and full kitchen facilities. We have 3 large bedrooms (soon to be 4), and can sleep 10-12 comfortably. Enjoy the convenience of gas heat, or sit around the warm wood stove after a day on the trails. You can drive right to the door, and there is plenty of parking for trucks, trailers, and sleds.

Winteridge can be found just south of Route 177, approximately 6 miles west of Lowville. take Beetle Road south (left) off 177, left on Boshart Road, then first right on McLane/Steinmacher Road, then first house on right (end of plowed road).


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