When the flakes fly, Long Islanders might long for a chance to break out their skis, and while you can find plenty of family-friendly downhill slopes nearby if you want to ski locally, cross-country skiing is your only bet. Luckily, there are several awesome cross-country skiing spots on Long Island offering terrific trails whether you're skiing with young kids or other beginners or have more experienced Nordic skiers in your crew. As a bonus, most of these spots also allow snowshoeing on their trails too.
Many of our local state parks, county parks, and golf courses open bright and early after a snowfall so cross-country skiers can hit the fresh powder. Just be sure to call in advance to make sure the venue is open, and there is enough snow for winter activities.
For more cold-weather fun, check out our Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Sports Guide.