Where to go snowshoeing in New Hampshire

Snowshoeing is a family-friendly winter sport that offers outdoor exercise and fun for all ages and abilities. And the best part? You can usually snowshoe for free or at a nominal cost (to cover trail or rental usage), so snowshoeing is very budget friendly (if you already have the equipment, that is).

New to snowshoeing and not sure what to expect? Snowshoeing is basically walking or hiking on snow and really only requires snowshoes and poles for equipment. If you want to buy your own snowshoes, they range from about $40 – $150 and poles are usually included in the price. If you plan to go more than a couple times each winter, you should definitely invest in buying your own snowshoes and hitting up the local, free trails. You can find snowshoes at EMS, L.L. Bean, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc. or even stores like Ocean State Job Lot and Walmart.  If you want to try out snowshoeing before making the investment of buying your own equipment, then you can usually rent snowshoes (see a list of places below).

Here are some of our favorite spots in New Hampshire to go snowshoeing. (Psst — these trails are also great cross-country ski trails, too!)

If you have your own snowshoes, here’s where to go:


If you’re looking to rent snowshoes or groomed trails, here’s where to go:

Did we miss one of your favorite trails or spots? Let us know in the comments below!

Categories: Winter Guide