Let it snow! Let it snow!
A fluffy new layer of the white stuff is just what winter outdoor enthusiasts hope for. If you’re one of them, pack your snowshoes or cross country skis and head to Maple Leaf Inn for a few days of grown-up play.
Our Vermont area averages 80 inches of snow a winter, making it an ideal place to head out onto a trail. From easy to challenging, you’ll find a range of snowy options. Below are some favorite trails. Ask us when you visit, and we’ll be happy to suggest even more!
The Tubbs Snowshoes & Nordic Adventure Center provides an extensive network with 30 kilometers of trails throughout the Mount Tom and Mount Peg areas, and nearly seven kilometers of groomed trails. Leaving the Nordic Center, you’ll find 10 km of gentle skiing that connects to Mount Peg. The Mount Tom trails are on the other side of Woodstock green. Snowshoeing and skiing here is on the old carriage road that takes you through woodlands and by the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.
There’s no fee for using the un-groomed trails; tickets are required for use of the groomed trails. The Center also has expert-led tours, including some full-moon treks to a warming cabin, and equipment retails.
Tubbs Snowshoes & Nordic Adventure Center
Route 106, Woodstock, VT
Open daily mid-December – mid-March
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Groomed trail fees:
Adults 18-64, $25; half-day (after 1:00 p.m.), $20
Seniors/Youth, $18; half-day (after 1:00 p.m.), $13
If you’d like a little adventure on your cross-county trek, check out Wilderness Trails in Quechee. They offer guided trips on trails that are groomed for all ages and levels, and take you into stunning backcountry, where you’ll have views of the Quechee Gorge and mountain rivers.
Wilderness Trails & The Vermont Fly Fishing School
1119 Main Street, Qechee, VT
Just 45-minutes from the Inn, in Hanover, is the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center. It maintains more than 25 kilometers of groomed trails with two separate facilities: Oak Hill on the northeast side of Hanover, and Occom Pond on the northern end of the campus. Passes are required for groomed trails and available at each location.
Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center
603-643-6533 or 603-643-7426
Hours for both locations: Tuesday- Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Passes: $14; half-day (after 2:00 p.m.) $8
After a day exercising outdoors, head back to the Inn for a little R&R by the fire. We’ll have the hot cocoa waiting for you!