West Swanzey
Adventure in the Monadnock Region By Cross-Country Skis and Snowshoes
Emerson wrote a poem about it, Thoreau mentioned it in “Walden” and adventurers from across the world climb it every year. Come discover the awe-inspiring allure of Mt. Monadnock.
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Program No. 8235RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The forests in the shadow of Mount Monadnock — the most climbed mountain in the world — offer some of the finest opportunities in New Hampshire for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Whether you’re a beginner skier or intermediate snowshoer, embrace the New England winter and improve your skills with the help of expert activity leaders. Enjoy an opportunity to discover the Monadnock region, and get a glimpse into its local history, community, traditions, natural wonders and more.
Activity Level
Snowshoeing/cross-country skiing for 1-4 hours daily on easy and intermediate terrains. All activities are paced to match ability levels.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on well-groomed trails with great instructors.
  • Get insight into animal tracking during a presentation by a local naturalist at the Harris Center.
  • Learn about maple sugaring, bee keeping and other local traditions.
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Steve Weber
When he’s not utilizing his maple sugaring skills or working to preserve local bee colonies, Steve Weber works an educational resource consultant and is an active environmentalist. With his wife, Alison, Steve has shared his enthusiasm for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for 12 years on Road Scholar adventures.
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Steve Weber
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Alison Weber

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