Some people snowshoe in the park, slogging past swing sets, and the only views they have are the backyards of the people living along the park and the occasional duck swimming on a patch of open water in the man-made pond.
C’mon now. Take a short ride to the Battenkill Valley and take your snowshoeing not only to another level…but to another dimension! Hit the Hebron Nature Preserve on Route 22 north of Salem in Hebron. They’ve got 7 trails and over 2 miles of beauty – and you’ll see a whole lot more than one lone duck.
Or, go east from Salem instead on East Broadway and head towards Vermont. When you get to the top of the mountain, bang a right into Merck Forest and Farmland Center. Here you’ll find another seven trails and the views are so lengthy you can probably see your home from there.
The air is crisp and clear, there are no split levels to block your view, and both of these venues are free and open all year. Like I said. C’mon!