Get Outside and Enjoy Winter
When you live in New England, you’re always looking forward to the next season. Winter is no exception. At first, we are excited for snow, but after 2 back-to-back storms dropping 3+ feet on us, we’re done. How many days until summer? Trust me, I’m with you! But since Punxsutawney Phil confirmed we will have a few more weeks left, why not enjoy the beauty that lies in this winter season. After all some people have to travel to enjoy the beauty of a New Hampshire winter.
Snow Tubing: Did you know that there are people in New England who didn’t grow up skiing? I know, shocking. So, switch it up once in a while, instead of planning a weekend skiing why not go tubing, something that everyone can enjoy. Many of the local ski areas offer tubing throughout the season.
Cross Country Skiing: Explore scenic trails with a low-impact alternative to traditional downhill skiing. Windblown cross country skiing offers fun for the whole family, whether you use groomed trails or you make your own. Rentals are available, and if you have a young child who won’t be skiing, call ahead and reserve a pulk (baby sled pulled behind an adult) It’s guaranteed to be a great workout!
Off-Road Adventure: Experience the thrill of an off-road winter adventure in a Pinzgauer! This 6-wheel drive Swiss army transport vehicle will take you to the top of Barron Mountain for incredible views and a low-speed roller ride on the way back down. Alpine Adventures tours available year-round.
Sledding: There's nothing better than gliding through the cool air on a sled, so why not make a little trip to explore some of the best hills in the state?! Maybe you’ll find a new family favorite!
Snowshoeing: Walking thru a foot of snow… yeah, not going to happen. But throw on a pair of snow shoes and it’s a whole lot easier and FUN! Similar to cross country skiing, you can find already groomed trails ready to go or explore on your own. Snowshoe Magazine has some great tips on the what, how and where to get started snowshoeing.
Maple Sugaring: Yes, it’s fantastic on pancakes, but wouldn’t it be fun to learn more about how it’s made? There are quite a few maplesugar houses in NH that you can visit with the whole family. Mid-February to mid-April is the best time to visit, as maple sugaring is in full operation.
What other outdoor winter activities do you enjoy?
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