116 Poole RoadJaffrey, NH, 03452Phone: 603-532-8862
Hiking on Mount Monadnock; camping; cross country skiing; open year-round
Monadnock State Park is thousands of acres of protected lands around 3,165-foot-tall Mount Monadnock. The park and mountain are famous for their extensive hiking opportunities. Cross-country skiing is done in winter. Note that pets are not allowed in the park.
Cross country ski trails map.
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Variety of trails with big mountain views for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing; base lodge; overnight hut; rentals and lessons
This Nordic skiing and snowshoeing center is the high mountains entering the Monadnock Region. Forty kilometers of trails that accommodate all ability levels. Continuous grooming; rentals of ski and snowshoeing equipment, lessons on weekends. A base lodge offers restrooms, wood-heated lounge, healthy food or bring-your-own-lunch. The lodge and trails are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the snow conditions permit.
A Warming Hut cabin is open to all skiers during the day and may be rented overnight by up to 15 people. Overnight users ski or snowshoe in a half a mile, packing in their food and sleeping gear.
Trails fees are $10 to $15 depending on age of skier and days of the week. Snowshoeing is $10 a day. Center accepts cash or checks; no credit cards or debit cards. An ATM is provided in the Ski Shop.
Nordic area next to downhill ski mountain; weekend night skiing; snowshoeing
This cross-country ski area is adjacent to a downhill (Alpine ski mountain) situated in a cold hollow, Fourteen kilometers of groomed trails allow for classic and skate skiing. A one kilometer lighted loop is covered with manmade snow open for skiing on weekend nights. Snowshoeing is offered on wooded trails.
Low fees for full- and half-day skiing are $7 to $10, depending on age. Snowshoe trail fees
including equipment are $8, and free for young children, Lessons and equipment rentals are available. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, noon to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m..