Hawkins Pond Nature Area Trail is a 2.3 mile out and back trail located near Windsor, NY and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and cross country skiing and is accessible from December until February.
cross country skiing
There are a number of trails in the county park. It's close to home and we visit fairly often and have for years. It can be muddy especially in the spring so wear boots. You can choose trails that are mostly wooded or ones that include more open areas. There are also trails in the state forest adjoining the county park. These are marked for skiing rather than hiking. They can be a bit tricky to follow as they are less used and not always as obviously trails, but worth checking out.