Published on January 3, 2018

Snowshoeing at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Kids snowshoeing at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

We have the cure for cabin fever—snowshoeing at Blue Hills! Bring your own snowshoes, or rent a pair from Trailside Museum. Snowshoeing is a great winter activity that provides good exercise and a chance to explore the great outdoors during a beautiful season.

We make it easy and inexpensive, and we rent snowshoes in child and adult sizes. Snowshoes can be used anytime there is 6 inches or more of snow on the ground.

Come explore Wolcott Path or the Green Dot Trail on snowshoes and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the winter woods!

Cost & Rental Hours

All renters must sign in at the gift shop. Renters must leave a driver’s license at the desk while out on the trails during the rental period.


  • Up to 2 Hours: Members $8, Nonmembers $12
  • 2 Hours or More: Members $13, Nonmembers $16 

Available Thursday–Sunday, 10:00 am-3:30 pm 

Snowshoes must be returned to the shop 30 minutes before closing (by 4:00 pm).

Please Note

Snowshoes are for use in the Blue Hills onlythey may not be taken off the reservation grounds!

Occasionally, snowshoes may not be available due to high demand. We recommend you call ahead (617-333-0690 x5221) to check availability and conditions.