10 Winter Activities To Entertain Your Kids (and Yourself) During The Winter MonthsJan 05, 2021 02:01PM ● By Virginia Dean
Skiing + Snowboarding
Suicide Six ski area is
open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is running in strict
compliance with federal and state COVID-19 guidelines. This famous resort offers
23 trails off a 650-foot vertical. The terrain is diverse with excellent
snowmaking and grooming. Vermont’s
leading family ski resort is home to 100 acres of skiing and snowboarding on 24
trails suitable for all skill levels. Compared to larger Northeast ski areas,
Suicide Six offers shorter than average lift times and fewer crowds. Full
details of the modified operations at Suicide Six Ski area can be found here
Vermont’s leading family ski resort is home to 100 acres of skiing and
snowboarding on 24 trails suitable for all skill levels. Compared to larger
Northeast ski areas, Suicide Six offers shorter than average lift times and
less crowds. For full details of the modified operations at Suicide Six Ski area click here.
Public Trails: Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing + More
Snow tubing has become a popular winter sport not only for children. Adults can remember what it feels like to fly down a hill as the adrenaline pulses through them and the snow dust billows around. Arrowhead Recreation Area in Claremont, NH offers just such an opportunity. Individuals, friends, families are welcome to be a kid again for under $10 for a full (1 hour 50 minutes) or half session (50 minutes). Tubing at Arrowhead can be seen on YouTube or go to www.arrowheadnh.com or 603.542.7016 to make a reservation.
Ski Lessons, Snowshoeing + Nature Hikes
Hartford Town Parks & Rec offers a variety of activities this winter including village walks, hikes, snowshoeing, card-making workshops, Nihon Aikijujutsu, basketball, and ski lessons. Camp Ventures February vacation camp will be offered this year from February 15-19 and offers such programs as music, sports, arts and crafts, and field trips. Public skating is also offered at the Wendel A. Barwood Arena until March 5, 2021.
Bird/Nature Walks, Snowshoeing Paths, Cross-Country Ski Paths
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a popular and well-loved destination year-round that offers visitors a view of an assortment of birds and walks, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on its nature trails. A fun-filled day of family activities will be offered on January 13 from 10 am to 4 pm and will include crafts, storytelling, meeting cold-blooded critters, games, science experiments, and a guided snowshoe tour of its nature trails.
Winter On The Farm
At Billings Farm & Museum visitors can see the animals, take a sleigh ride or take a tour of the well-known Rockefeller mansion. Its beautiful grounds hold a farming museum, wagon rides, and guided tours of a period farmhouse from the 19th century. January is a Winter Wonderland at the farm with engaging activities indoors and outside for visitors of all ages.
The Upper Valley Aquatic Center is a kid’s splash paradise
where visitors can exercise, unwind or have fun in its multiple pools,
community programs, or two floors of equipment and multiple exercise spaces. UVAC
is currently open to members only except programs like group training, swim
lessons, and Red Cross.
Please note: all organizations are actively monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 in the Upper Valley region and are following state and federal guidelines regarding visitations including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Interested groups or individuals should check each business to find out what these recommendations are prior to a visit.