Just because the holiday season is over doesn’t mean that the winter fun has to stop! New England is home to a number of activities that are sure to keep you and your family entertained all the way through spring. Additionally, many of these activities take place outdoors, allowing you to maintain physical distancing to stay safe throughout the season. Today, we’re highlighting some must-dos across New England to try out this winter!
Our Top Picks for Winter Fun
Visit Ice Castles - North Woodstock, NH
Opening mid-January, this fun, frozen winter fun is so much more than just some carved ice! Venture through the amazing ice-sculpture castle, race down ice slides, stroll along an illuminated winter forest, snow tube down groomed pathways, explore ice tunnels, or take a sleigh ride! This is a perfect winter tradition to start up that everyone is sure to love.
New England is home to a multitude of fantastic ski resorts. While there are a number of fantastic ski areas to choose from, Loon Mountain Resort is one of our favorites! Located in Lincoln, NH, Loon Mountain boasts a variety of trails for all levels of skiers and boarders. Additionally, Loon Mountain Resort just recently opened its newest lift, the Kancamagus 8 chairlift, featuring heated seats, a weather-blocking tinted bubble, footrests, and adjustable loading carpets so that all levels can enjoy this lift upgrade!
With up to 11 lanes of tubing, Ski Butternut is well known to be one of the best tubing locations in New England! This is a great option if you or your family members aren’t quite up for tackling skiing or snowboarding, but still want to have fun in the winter elements! With hundreds of tubes available and a magic carpet to make getting to the top of the hill a breeze, Ski Butternut makes it easy to have a day filled with winter fun.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross-country ski areas on the East Coast. Additionally, the trails are located across from the beautiful, historic Mt. Washington Resort and the White Mountain National Forest. You’ll enjoy groomed trails and warming cabins, making your outdoor adventure that much more fun!
Who doesn’t love the taste of pure maple syrup? Now is your chance to see firsthand how this delicious product is made! Ben’s Sugar Shack offers free maple tours every weekend where they show guests how the sap is collected, both traditionally with buckets and the modern way by using plastic lines. The best part? Samples are provided to you in their heated tent! Additionally, there are other maple goodies available for sale after you finish your tour.
Escape to a winter wonderland at Spruce Peak. This resort features a number of amenities for the whole family to enjoy, perfect for a weekend getaway! From an ice skating rink to guided snowshoe hikes to a full-service spa, there are so many options for everyone to enjoy. There are also a number of restaurants and entertainment around the resort, so be sure to take a look at the events calendar when you go to book your stay!
Fun in New England doesn’t stop when the temperature drops! There is so much to do in New England during the winter months that will help you shake off those winter blues. Whether you prefer to cozy up in ski lodge up in the mountains, get in on the action by skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, or prefer to enjoy the sweet flavors of winter through a maple tour, there are options available for everyone! Let us know what your favorite winter activity is! Enjoy!