Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing
Don't let a few inches of snow keep you from getting outdoors! Explore the woods in winter by snowshoe or cross-country ski.
Snowshoeing at Mass Audubon
Just about all of our wildlife sanctuaries welcome snowshoeing from December-March as long as there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground. You can go it alone, or join a guided snowshoe walk!
NOTE: Snowshoeing is not permitted at Endicott, Joppa Flats, Nahant Thicket, Sampsons Island, or Sesachacha Heathlands.
Don't have your own snowshoes? Not a problem! A few of our wildlife sanctuaries offer equipment to rent or borrow.
Ask about snowshoe rentals when visiting:
- Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
- Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
- Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
- Pleasant Valley, Lenox
Cross-Country Skiing at Mass Audubon
Faster than walking, but not so fast that you miss details such as tracks or bird calls, cross-country skiing will envelop you in winter sounds and sights. You can rent skis at a ski shop or outdoor gear store and then head to a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary that allows skiing. Please call ahead to confirm which trails are best.
Snow Shoeing & Cross-Country Ski Programs
There are currently no upcoming programs. Please check back again soon.
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