Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Around Peterborough

Updated January 6, 2022.

In last month’s blog post, we talked about all of the amazing downhill ski areas surrounding Peterborough. This month, we’re covering snowshoe and cross country ski places and trails that we’re lucky to have practically in our back yards. One of the best parts of cross country skiing and snowshoeing in New Hampshire, aside from enjoying a low impact outdoor activity of course, is taking in the sights of the landscape covered in snow. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun outside, right?

The image is taken from someone standing looking down at their feet, which are strapped into blue snow shoes in the snow.

Snowshoes on and ready to go!

If you’re looking for amazing views of the Monadnock Region, we highly suggest strapping on your cross country skis and heading to Dublin.

cross country skis on the snow

Time to hit the trails at Dublin School!

The Dublin School welcomes the public to use their network of nearly 5 miles of trails. There’s a map here and other info about the trails, along with a guest waiver to fill out. For those interested in strictly enjoying some snow shoeing, be sure to check out the many trails and designated recreation areas in Peterborough.

A cross country skier smiles at the camera in her green jacket while she makes her way through the snow

Take to the many trails in the area on your cross-country skis!

Edward MacDowell Lake*, Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail and Shieling State Forest aren’t only beautiful to look at during the summer and fall, but all winter as well. And the Common Pathway and Old Railroad Trail offer level miles to ski or snowshoe. To see about other trails, be sure to look at the Peterborough Open Space website here for more!

Pam is all dressed up in winter jacket and hat, making a silly face while she gestures at the snow-covered trees behind her.

Pam is having a blast on her trek through the snow covered landscape.

2 thoughts on “Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Around Peterborough

  1. We’ve skied for years at Windblown and McDowell. Great spots, highly recommend! Never knew about Dublin School trails, will check them out. Surprised you didn’t mention snow showing up to or around Mt. Monadnock!

  2. Great comment, thanks! We were thinking that Mt. Monadnock deserves its own article – we could explore a different trail each day for a week!

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