Best Foot Forward: Snowshoeing in Oswego County
A participant in the 2018 Stonewall Snowshoe competition organized by Winona Forest Recreation Association. It’s one of the many ways people can enjoy snowshoeing in Oswego County.

Best Foot Forward: Snowshoeing in Oswego County

By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com While the sport of snowshoeing is too granular and off-the-radar an activity to have a specific economic impact measured at this time, events around the county bring in plenty of dollars for gas, food and lodging in their localities. In addition, some community businesses serve the sport directly. It’s no secret that Oswego County has an abundance of natural beauty throughout its geography. It’s also no secret that we get a lot of snow. What seems like more of a secret is how easy it is to make the most of it via snowshoeing. Whether doing a one-time rental, taking a guided excursion or buying to become a regular, opportunities to snowshoe are as abundant as the rolling hills and pristine valleys that dot the county. From the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center to Winona State Forest Recreation Area, with many letters of the alphabet and parts of the region in between, the Oswego County website features 14 recommended areas for snowshoeing and skiing, while some local knowledge will unearth many more. The Amboy center, off Route 183 and part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, offers snowshoes for adults, youths and toddlers to

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