New Germany State Park

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New Germany is a popular place for a winter weekend. When snow conditions are right, park staff groom and track the trails for a first class skiing experience. The trails offer a challenge for skiers of all abilities, with a flat, open “turnpike” for beginners, and winding hillside trails for more experienced skiers.

Trail Etiquette and Safety

We ask that snowshoe users and hikers give priority to skiers by keeping off ski tracks. Skiers should be mindful of their abilities and stay on trails that are appropriate for their skill level.

Snow conditions may be variable in different areas of the park. Skiers must be wary of icy patches, thin snow cover, and wet sections.

Skiers must dress appropriately for conditions. Weather can be extremely variable in this part of the state and hypothermia is a serious risk. Light, synthetic layers of clothing are recommended for maximum comfort and safety while out on the trails.​

Warming HutWarming Hut

During the winter months, the lake house warming hut provides a place for winter enthusiasts to relax after a day of playing in the snow. Cross country skis and snow shoes are available for rent. The snack bar features hot and cold drinks, snacks, trail maps and a selection of gift and souvenir items.​