Cool Start, Hot Finishes! Minnesota’s 2019 Get in Gear Gift

The Get in Gear spring blizzard—on the way, forecast to begin just hours before the start—posed only one question. Would snow, sleet or a mix with rain dump on racers and volunteers in this 42nd Annual Rite of Spring? About Continue reading

Winter Canoeing, Trekking, and Hot Springs in Aomori, Japan

Far from the jam-packed streets and unceasing lights of Tokyo lies a region one could easily mistake for rural Alaska or Montana in winter. High mountain peaks stand over barely populated towns, ski resorts, small farms, valleys, lakes, rivers, and … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Allegany State Park, New York

Allegany State Park is located in the beautiful southern tier of New York. The park has some of the best cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails in Western New York, and the trails vary in skill level from easy to … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Right in Your Own Backyard

Participating in any outdoor activity, snowshoeing included, we often wonder where to go in terms of the best terrain, distance and travel time.

When the snow arrives, these questions are much easier to answer than one would think. The need … Continue reading

Japanese Bonfire Festival and Snowshoeing on Mt. Gozu

One particular day, fate treated my wife and me to three adventures. After a spectacular snowshoe trek and hot bath, we saw a fantastic village festival. There were towering bonfires, salmon stew, a one-legged shoe-tossing competition, as well as near-naked … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Fun in Colorado: Trails and Tours at Frisco Adventure Park

Frisco, Colorado offers a winter wonderland of activities and is only about a 1.5 hour drive west of the major metropolis of Denver. Close to 6 major ski resorts and at the center of Summit County, this small mountain town … Continue reading

Choose Your Own Adventure In The Canadian Rockies This Spring

Spend a weekend in a remote off-the-grid cabin with a glacier out your back door. Alternatively, check in to a deluxe cabin with hot springs located close enough that you can make a run for it in your bathrobe. These … Continue reading

The Majesty of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Since ancient times when early man was on snowshoes, the crystal clarity in the air, crunch of snow underfoot and the profound silence of the deep forest gives way to tranquility of the soul. Whether you are a beginner or … Continue reading

Plenty of Snowshoeing Options in Wisconsin’s Northwoods Region

Wisconsin is home to more than 2,700 miles of recreational trails, many of which are available for snowshoeing. On a recent visit to the Badger State’s Northwoods region, I explored a number of these designated trails, along with breaking a … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec

Gatineau Park is a protected area of semi-wilderness lying just outside the Quebec city of Gatineau. It’s just a quick 18 minute trip across the river from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city into the province of Quebec, which boasts some of … Continue reading

Erie County, New York: Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Winter Activities

Winter, it is a tough time of the year to keep in shape and to enjoy nature for some people. However, winter is really a beautiful season and probably the most beautiful time of the year, especially to participate in … Continue reading

Snowshoeing and Hot Springing in McCall, Idaho

In my mind, there is no better way to spend a winter vacation than by playing in the snow, soaking in hot springs, and sipping hot beverages. McCall, Idaho is just the place to have that iconic winter vacation.

My … Continue reading