Family walking in Cole's Woods in Autumn
Family walking in Cole's Woods in Autumn

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Cross Country Skiing in Cole's Woods
Cross Country Skiing in Cole's Woods

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Mountain Biking in Cole's Woods
Mountain Biking in Cole's Woods

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Welcome to the Friends of Cole's Woods,

a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving Cole's Woods, home of North America's first lighted Cross Country ski trails.

Current News and Events

Become a Member!

Not a member yet? There's still time to become a member for the 2022 year and enjoy member benefits.

Interested in Volunteering?  

Visit our Events page and Facebook page for
volunteer opportunities.

Ski Program Information:

Keep an eye on our Events page and Facebook page for updated info on current
Learn to Ski programs.

Thursday Night Ski Racing

Results for our February 10th race are in!
Visit our Events page for
complete details.

Lighting Project:

We are excited to announce that in early summer we hired Guth-DeConzo Engineering — a lighting design and electrical engineering firm from Troy — to design a new lighting system to replace the antiquated lighting that has served the community’s needs in Cole’s Woods for the last 50 years. 


In the new design, we envision having free-standing fiberglass poles with power lines buried in conduit where possible to minimize storm damage. LED lights will be chosen that provide energy conservation as well as the best light to illuminate the trails. We will have more specific information about this project once the electrical engineers have completed their work.

The Friends of Cole’s Woods thanks the many community members and local businesses who have been so generous with their time and charitable donations through the years.  Your generosity has helped to make Cole’s Woods one of this area’s premier trail systems!

We’d like especially to recognize the following groups and individuals whose unwavering support has been long-standing:

Marilyn Jacobs and Family

The City of Glens Falls

The Town of Queensbury

The Charles R. Wood Foundation


Bill Koch League

Underdog Timing

Boys Scouts of America Eagle Projects

Advance Rental & Supply

The Inside Edge

Rick's Bike Shop

Sports Page

Grey Ghost Bicycles

iRun Local


Interested in becoming a member of The Friends of Cole's Woods?  

Visit our Membership Page to learn more.