You Must Visit These 10 Awesome Places In Massachusetts This Winter
When the weather turns chilly, this state offers plenty of amazing opportunities to make memories and explore new places. From snow tubing hills to magical gardens filled with lights, there’s so much to do around every corner. Here are some of our favorite cold-weather adventures and winter day trips in Massachusetts. Which will you do first?
Here in Massachusetts, we don’t let a bit of cold weather stop us from enjoying the season. What are some of your favorite things to do in Massachusetts during the winter? Let us know in the comments!
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Winter Day Trips in Massachusetts
Where are some good places to go winter hiking in Massachusetts?
Winters around here might be cold (see the next question), but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to enjoy the outdoors during winter anyway! Did you know, for example, that winter hiking is a super-fun pastime in New England? It’s true – bundle up in your good, warm shoes, put on your favorite coat, and get outside! Some of our favorite trails and locales for winter hiking in Massachusetts – and there more than you think! - include amazing trails like the Mohawk Trail State Forest, near Charlemont. This forest is 6,000 acres of amazing hiking, great wildlife watching opportunities, and more. It takes on a certain magic when there’s snow on the ground! In Pembroke, there’s the Tucker Preserve. This preserve contains a 1.6-mile loop trail that’s scenic and wonderful during the coldest months of the year. The Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary is similarly lovely. If you’re willing to cross state lines into nearby New Hampshire, you’ll find even more delightful winter hiking trails, and in Maine, you’ll find many as well.
What is winter in Massachusetts like?
Massachusetts is a coastal state, which helps it avoid the more bitterly cold winters seen by more inland northeastern states. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cold – because it definitely does. The state is quite prone to major winter storms, like Nor’easters and blizzards. Overall, the state averages about 47.3 inches of snowfall each year; some years, of course, can vary wildly, depending on how many snow and severe cold events occur. None of this, however, means that one should avoid going outside during winter; make sure you’re dressed properly (for both your safety and comfort), go outside! There are all kinds of great places for winter hiking and camping. It’s also a really lovely time of year to go out for a nice, long scenic drive. The snow makes everything especially magical – or so we think! Massachusetts is one of those states that will teach you to appreciate the beauty of cold weather. Think you can handle it? Check out this article for some inspiration.