You don’t have to go all the way to New Hampshire or Maine to get a snowshoeing experience. Weston SkiTrack, located in Weston MA is only 40 minutes from Boston and a great place to bring the family snowshoeing. When there is natural snow, you can explore the entire course, which is about 9.3 miles, or you can also have your own adventure and go off-site. While snowshoeing here you and the family can explore the two main trails that run along the Charles River, while also taking in the scenic views of the river and woods.
What Makes It Great
While at Weston Ski Track you can enjoy all the fun of snowshoeing without having to travel far from the city. The track offers a course that is about 9.3 miles when there is a natural snow fall. However, the snow-making machines still provide more than enough snow for you to set out on a snowshoeing adventure virtually any day of the winter. Explore the two main trails where you can enjoy the beauty of the Charles River as you walk the trails. Although, if you are feeling really adventurous you can travel off-site as well. If you do not own a pair of snowshoes Weston Ski Track provides rental snowshoes. Or, if you are a beginner, the track also offers lessons. The lesson includes one of their experienced guides for an introductory class that covers how to put on and remove your snowshoes, selecting the proper snowshoes, how to climb, descend, and cross hills, and more. The class concludes with a guided tour of the ski area to test out your new skills. The 75 minute sessions are offered most weekends and holidays at 11:30 a.m. however, reservations are recommended.
Who is Going to Love It
If its closeness to Boston wasn’t already a bonus, there is still so much to love about snowshoeing at Weston Ski Track. The trails provide a great workout while still remaining easy-moderate, perfect for beginners and families. Adding to the family-fun are the 75 minute lessons provided here, where one of their experienced guides will teach you and the family all you need to know in order to get started snowshoeing. Everyone will love all that Weston Ski Track has to offer! The track is open during the winter season from 10 am to 9 pm.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
From Boston, Take the Mass Pike to exit 15. Stay left after the tollbooth. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Park Road, following a sign for Route 16. Weston Ski Track is a quarter mile down the road on the left.
Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Parking is free, however, lessons and trail passes are $33 for adults, $29 for children ages 13-16, and $20 for children ages 11-12.