a snowshoer in a yellow jacker and a snowshoer in a green jacket walk past African Lion habitat

Snowshoe Rentals

Snowshoe at the Zoo! Bring your own, or rent a pair of ours. With wooded trails and amazing scenery, come see the zoo in a whole new way. The last snowshoe rental occurs at 3:00 pm. Snowshoes and poles must be returned to the Gift Shop before 4:00 PM.

Photo ID required for rentals. Snowshoeing available at the discretion of the staff and dependent on the condition of the trail. To minimize the damage to the equipment, at least six inches of snow must be on the ground to rent snowshoes and renters must use designated trail only. Quantities are limited and rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Rental Fee: All sizes are $3.00/hour (minimum 1 hour, charged in hour increments after that. Payment due upon return of snowshoes) On grounds only. The rental charge does not include admission to the Utica Zoo.

 * Please dress appropriately for the weather. Utica Zoo is not responsible for any damages to personally owned snowshoe equipment.*

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Snowshoes were funded through a generous grant from the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Awards.

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