Getaways in Upstate, New York

Winter Getaways in Washington County

Snowmobile_Groomer_Guys_2011.jpgWith miles of snowmobile trails, family downhill skiing, fun outdoor activities, performances, museums and shopping, a winter vacation to scenic Washington County , New York makes a great getaway. Enjoy romantic getaways at a cozy country inn or bed and breakfast too.

Remarkable Performances

From Whitehall to Cambridge to Hudson Falls you will find that offers may performances, lectures, workshops and classes throughout the winter season. All of the winter arts events offered can be found on our arts calendar


Shop Local Stores And Galleries

Washington County is home to many art galleries and locally-owned shops featuring local artisans. Stroll through a scenic country village or stop by a gallery to find a unique treasure or artwork. For a full list of Washington County artists and galleries, please visit our shopping section


Scenic Views Abound


Located where the Hudson River meets the might Adirondacks, Washington County ’s scenic beauty is not to be missed. Canal-side towns, charming villages and country roads provide plenty of winter scenery to enjoy. Take your camera and capture an image to remember your trip.


Explore History

With several local museums open throughout the winter, visitors interested in history and heritage will have several options to choose from. The Slate Valley Museum features the local history of slate mining in both Washington County and the surrounding area. For more information on The Slate Valley Museum, visitors can go online to The Pember Museum showcases the natural history of the area and offers a collection of 10,000 artifacts as well as ongoing exhibits. For a full schedule of activities, visitors can go online to The Skenebourgh Museum in Whitehall located on the Champlain Canal highlights the birthplace of the U.S. Navy and the silk industry. Look across the canal and see the last remaining structure of the seven sisters which is Skene Manor.  More information can be found at



Snowmobile over 300 miles of trails throughout the county with trails in open space farm land, along the Champlain Canal and in wooded terrain. Nine snowmobile clubs support the trails in the county - for conditions and trail information.


Skiing and Snowboarding

Visitors can enjoy family skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Willard Mountain . Willard offers packages including lift tickets, lessons and rentals for all skiing and snowboarding levels. The popular family ski area also has a tubing park, restaurant, snack bar and lounge. For more information visit


Come and Enjoy

Washington County, New York is a great place for your next winter getaway.