Best spots for winter day hikes on the East Coast?
January 15, 2011 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Best winter day hikes in the Northeast?

I looking to spend a few days driving the Northeast (anywhere between New Hampshire and Virginia) stopping for hikes of a few hours each.
posted by gwint to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Places that offer snowshoe rental a plus.
posted by gwint at 8:18 AM on January 15, 2011

Old Rag in Virginia is pretty cool. I'm not aware of any snowshoe rental nearby, but you shouldn't need them there unless we get a really unusual blizzard.
posted by exogenous at 8:44 AM on January 15, 2011

Check out the Holyoke Mountain Range in western Mass.
posted by entropone at 8:48 AM on January 15, 2011

The Hudson Valley is full of great hikes. I'd recommend the Gunks and Minnewaska near New Paltz, NY.
posted by pilibeen at 12:59 PM on January 15, 2011

western mass is beautiful. the berkshires in general are a great place to go.
posted by anya32 at 1:02 PM on January 15, 2011

(Don't know if it's relevant, but the Berkshires just got a ton of snow this past week. My sister lives up there, and she says there's 5 or 6 feet of the stuff on the ground in places.)
posted by crunchland at 2:41 PM on January 15, 2011

Mount Mansfield in Vermont is nice in the winter.
posted by the_blizz at 4:04 PM on January 15, 2011

I've rented snowshoes in Boston and gone for several nice day-hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The linked map above includes a fraction of the nice mountain hikes - off the top of my head I know we've also done Potash and Moat. Enjoy!
posted by ldthomps at 6:39 PM on January 15, 2011

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