the idea of snowshoeing seems to me to be get away off the beaten path. with that in mind, the best area I can think of would be to go up to sam's point preserve and start from there, numerous possibilities exist. or, one can start from ellenville behind the firehouse and go up the old smiley road. lots of adventure to be had there and you will probably not see too many other people. have fun...
ps also the high peterskill would be nice too, and you can start either from the peters kill entrance or at the preserve entrance like you would go up to lost city.
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