Snowshoeing and Other Winter Skills

Alice_SnowshoeingI love snowshoeing! The thrill of walking in the woods or along the coast for a half hour or longer when everyone else is inside, is unbelieveable.  Escaping the confines of indoors using the beautiful white stuff - snow makes so much sense. Join me on a private snowshoe outing or learn how to make wooden or metal frame snowshoes go where you want to go easily. 


If you are worried that snowshoeing is hard, throw that thought away. Snowshoeing is easy for young and older. If you can walk then you can snowshoe. You can use poles to steady you or walk without. Keep up your physical activities that you started during summer over the winter. Discover the joy of walking across fields or even trying some of your favorite trails. 

Book a customized winter tour for one to six people to follow the tracks of squirrels, fox, deer, and more. Look for chickadees, crows, woodpeckers, bald eagles, juncos, sparrows, and cardinals. We might see robins that are wintering or even a flock of cedar or bohemian waxwings eating leftover berries and crabapples left on trees. Trips can be as short as 1 hour but three hour trips are what most people find fun. 

Snowshoeing usually requires only an investment in snowshoes and outdoor clothing. Poles are optional equipment but do make it easier. Many people use older skiing poles but summer hiking poles with baskets attached work well, too. Most often there are no fees for the activity compared to alpine skiing. Just remember, if walking where someone has been cross country skiing, don't walk on their tracks.

2013 01 12 Snowshoeing having a snack breakDuring the winter I offer group snowshoeing and winter camping workshops greater Brunswick area on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These are family friendly three hour sessions but are snow dependent. If  you wish to join one of these group clinics call - 207 729 6333 to reserve your time. I don't usually put these up on my website as the weather is fickle here along the coast. Snow cover one day, grass the next. I have all the equipment for those that are 3 years old to so much older! Pricing is based on time out and the size of the group. Call and get the specifics!  207 729 6333  Please leave a message if I don't answer.

Cross country skiing is my second favorite sport of the winter quickly followed by sledding. I find the touring centers in Maine to be most welcoming for all skill levels. Fun places to explore include the Land Trust properties,  recreation parks in Brunswick, Freeport, Portland, Falmouth, Bradbury Mountain, Pineland and many golf courses which sometimes allow cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Fair warning, Mother Nature determines when and when not to gift us with snow.

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