Looking to get outside and enjoy some of the amazing scenery the White Mountains has to offer while taking in some fresh mountain air? Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of six organizations that offer guided tours to help get your blood pumping, and possibly try out fun, new ways to explore trails and scenery in the White Mountains. So slap on a pair of snowshoes, or cross country skis and let’s get started!
Winter Walks, Guided Hikes, XC Ski the White Mountains, and Snowshoe and Yoga, are a few of the guided tours and retreats that the AMC Highland Center and Joe Dodge Lodge offers throughout the winter. Some of these programs are day-long activities, others are weekend-long adventures. Enjoy the beautiful White Mountains with a group of like-minded people and expert guides to add to your experience.
Get all of your snowshoe rental equipment at Great Glen Trails , then enjoy a tour with an experienced staff member. These tours run on Saturday afternoons and are free with the purchase of a trail pass. If you want to bring the adventure up a notch, take an Evening Guided Snowshoe Tour and utilize all of your senses to explore the trails at night. You might hear or see some of the incredible nocturnal wildlife of the White Mountains!
These guided back-country tours, are a one-of a kind way to get outdoors and explore the White Mountains. All tours start at Base Camp and then your group is whisked away in one of their famous 6-wheel Pinzgauer. Enjoy a 1-hour snowshoe tour catered to the group’s ability. While getting in a great work out, you will also learn about the local flora and fauna as well the history of the logging industry in the White Mountains.
While the trail system is closed for the season, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers winter walks and excursions for families so you can learn about winter birds, winter ecology, and view animal behavior in the winter. Bring snowshoes, micro spikes, or boots to enjoy these nature walks that are fun for all abilities and recommended for people ages 6 and up.
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday morning by taking this tour that combines snowshoe and yoga along Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring’s beautifully groomed trails. The fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery, and the peace and quiet of the woods will relax and rejuvenate you.
Enjoy a 2-hour, guided, morning snowshoe tour in the picturesque village of Jackson. After your tour, stay for social time around the fire with light refreshments and hot beverages. Rather try out cross-country skiing? The also offer beginner and intermediate cross-country guided tours, led by a professional instructor.