Looking for a quiet, peaceful spot for snowshoeing or cross country skiing? Check out Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center in Tannersville, NY. They offer 35 kilometers of nature trails on 300 acres that are groomed, track-set, and marked to their degree of difficulty. Rental equipment is available, as are lessons. Mountain Trails relies on natural snow, so be sure to check their website or call before heading over.
When there is snow, they are open weekends and holiday weeks from 9 AM – 4:30 PM.
For a fun winter adventure, rent snowshoes or cross country skis from the Viking Nordic Center in Londonderry, VT. They have 39 kilometers of groomed trails for all abilities. “On snow” babysitting is available, as well – while you’re out exploring, the kids are kept busy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or playing in the snow – hot chocolate included. Back at the center, visit their cafe and enjoy a warm cookie and hot chocolate.