What a beautiful day it was today in New England!  The skies were blue, and the thermometer soared to 50 degrees!  A great day for some family fun!  So, we drove down to Maple Hill Farm and the Beaver Brook Association in Hollis, NH.  The Beaver Brook Association is a non-profit group that runs a 2,100 acre site criss-crossed with hiking trails, offering nature programs, educational events, etc.  The The original farmhouse and barn still stand, as well as some great outbuildings.

The trails on the property are open to the public.  AND they rent snowshoes!  So, for the first time, we all tried snowshoeing.

What fun!  They take a bit of getting used to…sort of like walking in clown shoes.

And you certainly can’t walk as quickly as you could if you were you were wearing regular shoes and walking on pavement or a dirt trail.  But it’s beautiful and peaceful meandering through the woods and across meadows.

We think we covered about 1 1/2 miles of trails in an hour and a half.  By the time we were done, we were quite warm and had worked up an appetite.  Yay, for Colette having made us some hot cocoa and freshly whipped cream!

We’ll definitely go snowshoeing again!  It was a really enjoyable morning!


  1. AND you have a Warren Kimble mug!!
    (I have a small collection myself.) :)


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