About Lindsay MacNevin

First a mom… then a writer… then an avid traveler… then an outdoor enthusiast. Graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Lindsay’s love for writing, travel and the outdoors sparked a full-time career as a freelancer. In addition to writing for Snowshoe Magazine and its sister publication, River Sports Magazine, Lindsay is also a correspondent for Concourse Media’s EscapeHere.com. Beyond freelancing, Lindsay partnered with her sister, Jenny, to create 2HipMoms.com—a blog that combines their love for travel, adventure and motherhood.

ALL POSTS BY THIS AUTHOR:

Snowshoes, Skidoos and More Winter Fun in Newfoundland

“Why are you going to Newfoundland in the winter” was the most common question I got asked as I was prepping to take a trip to the edge of Canada this winter. Instead of answering “because it’s awesome”, which I … Continue reading


Waterton Lakes National Park: The Ultimate Snowshoe Playground

Located on the border of Alberta, Canada and Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park is mainly a summer destination, boasting beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes and an abundance of wildlife. There are quaint hotels and lodges, restaurants and enough hiking trails to … Continue reading


Women Unite: Women’s Snowshoe Retreats

Does the prospect of snowshoeing intrigue you? Have you thought about trying it out but haven’t been able to find anyone to go with? If so, this article is for you. We round-up the best snowshoe retreats in Canada and … Continue reading


Review: Canada Goose Montebello Parka

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I didn’t know it was possible to be warm in -40 degrees celsius (-40° F) weather. Apparently it is. All thanks to the Montebello Parka from Canada Goose. Wow is this jacket ever warm! It has been a dream of … Continue reading


Summiting Mt. Hood: Sisters Tell All

I am not entirely sure what I was thinking a year ago when I proclaimed to my sister that we were going to climb Mt. Hood in the spring of 2016. All I knew was that I had caught a … Continue reading


Review: Cotopaxi Pacaya Insulated Jacket

The Pacaya from Cotopaxi is a mid layer jacket, lightweight and water resistant jacket made from woven nylon. The insulation in the jacket was actually first used for special forces, designed to be warm when sitting still and breathable when … Continue reading


Review: Atlas Elektra Access

When I first received these snowshoes the first thought that went through my head was “what a color”. The turquoise mixed with the black and the yellow bindings made these snowshoes stand out, especially when compared to all the black … Continue reading


Review: Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

It’s hard to find a jacket more versatile than the Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket. I was in search of a jacket that could double as the perfect jacket for snowshoeing and for one I could wear out and … Continue reading


Snowshoe Road Trip through the Kootenay Mountains

“HURRY UP”, I yelled at my partner as I slammed the trunk door down on our SUV. “We are already late”, I shouted with an exasperated tone. This certainly wasn’t the way to kick off our snowshoe trip. “Why did … Continue reading


Snowshoeing: The Ultimate Female Bonding Experience

I have to be honest here, when I first started to snowshoe I did it alone, all the time. It was a chance for me to get away from all the noise and chaos that often fills our house. It … Continue reading


Review: Mountainsmith Scream 25

After searching long and hard for a lightweight backpack that is both comfortable and roomy, it was with great relief I stumbled across this one. I have to admit I was a little worried when I received it, as it … Continue reading


Latigo Dude Ranch: A Snowshoer’s Paradise

As I stare out into the continental divide, the only sound being the falling snow, and I can’t help but think that there is nowhere I would rather be. The only tracks around me are those of my own snowshoes … Continue reading


Après-Snowshoe: A First Timer’s Guide

So you have taken the plunge and started to snowshoe, first off, awesome decision! Picking up the sport of snowshoeing was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. Not only is it easy to do, (you know what … Continue reading


Fall Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

There is no better way to explore the beautiful country of Canada than getting outdoors. Arguably the Canadian Rockies are amongst the most beautiful of all landscapes in Canada and to fully appreciate them, one must get out and hike. … Continue reading


Fantastic Snowshoe Events to Attend in 2016

It is hard to believe that winter is quickly coming and whether you are strapping on snowshoes for the first time or you are a seasoned expert, there is no better way to celebrate the sport than participating in a … Continue reading


Winter Wrap Up: The Gear that Got Me Through

Nothing is more important to me when snowshoeing that I have the proper gear and that I stay warm. Living in an area where temperatures are commonly -4 Fahrenheit, I have to make sure I am properly insulated and not … Continue reading


Kids and Snowshoes: Tips and Tricks that Actually Work

Snowshoeing brings families together; or at least that was the line I used on my kids when I tried to convince them that this sport was all one we could participate in. For us, we live in an area that … Continue reading


Snowshoeing Saved My Life

Snowshoeing saved my life this winter. Not literally saved my life but figuratively. I don’t know how I would have survived this cold, dark, snowy winter without this sport. Here is my story.

Take care of your body; take care … Continue reading


Canada Eh! How Wineries are Embracing Snowshoers in Ontario

Canadian winters are long, dark and snowy and by the month of March, Canadians are ready to embrace spring. But unfortunately in the province of Ontario, winter continues through March and sometimes even into April. For snowshoers, skiers, snowboarders and … Continue reading


Outdoor Enthusiasts Unite! An Epic Oregon Experience

Visiting Oregon whether it be the winter or summer is an unbelievable experience; from the breathtaking landscapes to the friendly people to the incredible weather; one really can’t go wrong. When I planned on doing some serious snowshoeing in Oregon, … Continue reading


Central Oregon: A Beer Lover’s Paradise

As I chanted in my head “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can”, I stared up at the seemingly never-ending mountain and seriously doubted that I could indeed make it to the top. Perhaps that … Continue reading


Pack Your Bags: We Are Moving to Quebec

“KIDS”, I yelled. “Pack your bags, we are moving to Quebec”. Not quite the reaction my kids were expecting when I returned home from my trip through the beautiful province of Quebec. The fact that it is cold, constantly snowing … Continue reading


Forge Ahead: You Need this Travel Mug

When I When I first heard that Camelbak was producing a travel mug I was ecstatic. You see, travel mugs and I don’t quite see eye to eye on the following topics: Spilling, keeping my coffee hot, breaking and HARD … Continue reading


Let it Snow! 5 Places You Can Still Snowshoe in Oregon

With an unusually warm winter that has been full of sunshine and rain the locals and visitors to Oregon are practically begging for the white stuff. From local breweries that are labeling their winter ales “pray for snow” to roadside … Continue reading


Snowshoeing Amongst Frozen Rivers and Waterfalls in Quebec

There is nothing quite like the view of a frozen waterfall; water frozen in mid-air by bone chilling temperatures creates a stunning display for the onlooker. This sight is made only sweeter by the challenging trek that takes you there. … Continue reading


Ice Canoeing the Saint Lawrence

Not for the faint of heart, this sport takes adrenaline junkies to a whole new level. I had the absolute pleasure of traveling to beautiful Quebec City recently where I tried this insane sport that only few other non-professionals have … Continue reading


Rewarding Snowshoe Treks: The Ghost Town of Garnet

Courtesy of Garnet Ghost Town

Tucked high in the Garnet Mountain Range is Montana’s most intact Ghost Town and one of the most visited, during the summer months. Winter brings a whole new element to visiting this ghost town as … Continue reading


ISSF 2015 World Snowshoe Championships

Canadians swept the stage in this year’s ISSF 2015 World Snowshoe Championships at Quebec City’s Winter Carnival. Raced in the beautiful and history-rich city of Quebec City, 10 of the 20 top finishers are Canadian. One of the biggest winter … Continue reading


Beer Review: Microbrasserie Archibald Kwe

I am sitting at a long handcrafted wooden table in the middle of a beautiful dining room that displays First Nations artwork, animal skins and a crackling fireplace in the center. In front of me sits a pint glass etched … Continue reading


Quebec City, Quebec: Top 5 Daytrips for Snowshoe Beginners

Quebec City is breathtaking in the winter with its towering historic walls, twinkling lights strung upon every building and snow softly falling. This winter wonderland is the perfect destination for any snowshoe beginner with its opportune trails and gorgeous landscapes. … Continue reading


Boston, Massachusetts: Top 5 Daytrips for Snowshoe Beginners

It is not uncommon to see the city of Boston hibernate during the winter months–especially when the snow starts to fall and the temperatures drop. Why not embrace the winter months though? Snowshoeing is the perfect way to explore the … Continue reading


Beer Review: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

In a dark and crowded dimly lit pub that offers craft beer and locally sourced food, I had the first sip of the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. I had just come in from a long day outdoors; at first I … Continue reading


Gear Review: CHUMS Cases

CHUMS has been a staple brand name since 1983 and this winter is offering a variety of cases and holsters for all your accessory needs. Water-resistant, durable and effective seem to be the key themes for all these products and, … Continue reading


Denver, Colorado: Top 5 Day Trips for Snowshoe Beginners

Snowshoeing in Denver gives residents and visitors the chance to experience places they wouldn’t see otherwise during this time of year. The city is bursting with trails that range from beginner to expert that allow you to get out an … Continue reading


Beer Review: Wellington Russian Imperial Stout

A column that dives deep into the world of beer and wine, that discovers the perfect pairing after a cold, long, strenuous but epically amazing trek through the deep snow.

A column that combines the perfect snowshoe experience with the … Continue reading


Gear Review: Ahnu Women’s Twain Harte Boot

Keeping my feet toasty warm while out snowshoeing

Well-designed, light, easy to put on and attractive… all things that come to mind when I think about the Ahnu Women’s Twain Harte Insulated Boot.

Designed to be an après-ski boot, … Continue reading


Unplug from the Indoors, Reconnect with the Winter Trails

It is a shocking statistic: More than one-third of all children in the United States are considered obese[1] and nearly one-third of Canadian children are obese[2].

Take a moment and think about that statistic. Think about the … Continue reading


Anchorage, Alaska: Top 5 Day Trips for Snowshoe Beginners

Anchorage Alaska may just be the perfect place to try the sport of snowshoeing–with its unbelievable scenery, abundance of wildlife and excellent snowshoe trails. Within a 45-minute drive of the city there are plenty of parks, resorts and trails that … Continue reading


Prepare Yourself for the Boot of the Year: KEEN Revel II

Overly excited to try out my KEEN Revel II boots, I decided I was not only going to wear them with appropriate attire, but I was going to wear them everywhere, at all times, for an undetermined amount of weeks. … Continue reading


Toronto, Canada: Top 5 Day Trips for Snowshoe Beginners

As a first-time snowshoer, it can be tough to find relatively easy trails that still offer breathtaking scenery, a little challenge and snowshoe rentals on-site. The Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada is the perfect place to find these types … Continue reading


Taking the World by Storm One Snowfoot at a Time

Just over two weeks into their crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo and Snowfoot shows no sign of slowing down in support and sales. From the Italian mountains to the United States and all the way north to Canada, this innovative company … Continue reading


Buffalo, New York: Top 5 Day Trips for Snowshoe Beginners

What better way to embrace the Winter Storm of November 2014 in Buffalo than to strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails. Fluffy white snow has descended upon this city and there is no shortage of trails … Continue reading


TSL Introduces a New Generation of Snowshoes

More than 36 years ago TSL Snowshoes was founded deep in the heart of the Alps and created a brand that is now known for its high quality snowshoes. A popular European household name, TSL is breaking new ground in … Continue reading


First Annual Winter Race at Justin Trails

Amongst 200 acres sits a beautiful and tranquil resort in the countryside of rural Wisconsin. Justin Trails has been in the snow business for more than 28 years and is excited to announce the first annual Justin Trails Winter Race … Continue reading


Top 10 Snowshoe Adventures for Families

When you are looking for the perfect destination for a winter family getaway (that includes plenty of snowshoeing) there are so many options to consider. We have looked at hundreds of destinations and compiled a list of what we believe … Continue reading


Fimbulvetr: A New Direction in Snowshoes

They like to joke that they get 12 months of winter in Norway and perhaps that attitude is why Fimbulvetr just happens to be one of the hottest up-and-coming snowshoe companies. What started as an idea over a couple of … Continue reading


Tubbs Snowshoes Adventure Center Set to Open This Winter

Close your eyes and imagine this for a moment. The air is crisp and fresh, snow is lightly falling, the moon is shining bright above you and the only sounds are the crunch of the snow from your snowshoes and … Continue reading


Snowfoot: A Radical Snow Mobility Tool

Snowfoot can only be described as an incredible start-up company that has formed a mobility tool that helps everyone cut through the snow a little bit easier. And by a little easier I mean A LOT easier.

Designed for backcountry … Continue reading


Platypus SoftBottle – More Than Just a Cute Name

Notice the really cute platypus in the corner

A water bottle that I can throw in my bag and not worry about it leaking everywhere…is that even possible? A water bottle that literally rolls into a ball and can fit … Continue reading


Seattle, Washington: Top 5 Day Trips for Snowshoe Beginners

Courtesy of Hurricane Ridge

Snowshoeing is one of the friendliest sports for beginners. Mother nature will provide you with snow… and all that is left for you to do is to bundle up in warm clothing, strap on some snowshoes (no need to worry … Continue reading


Top 10 Snowshoe Adventures for Couples

What do miles of groomed trails for snowshoeing, fresh fine dining, luxury accommodations and majestic views have in common? The answer is our top 10 snowshoe adventures for couples. From the world-famous ICEHOTEL to a luxury resort and spa in … Continue reading


Tubbs Snowshoes Fights Breast Cancer One Stomp at a Time

Photo courtesty of Tubbs Snowshoes

Photo courtesy of Tubbs Snowshoes

Tubbs Snowshoes is dedicated to fighting breast cancer one stomp at a time during their annual Romp to Stomp fundraiser. Coming in to the 13th season of the very successful fundraiser I spoke to Stephanie … Continue reading