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Winter Outdoor Activities NH

Happy New Year.. What to do on your day off ??  Skiing....  With modern snow-making all the ski areas are up and running with excellent conditions. I have been over to Gunstock 3 times this year so far. The conditions have been excellent with the crowds being manageable. Rent equipment if you don't own.   Snowshoeing and cross country skiing..... Low budget and all you need is some snow, you can go to your local park, any wooded area or drive to any scenic area to get a  great workout. If you are going into the back country bring the proper clothing, a compass and a pack with food and water for the day.  If you don't own equipment you can rent at a low cost to see if this is an activity you will enjoy. I went out last week for the first time and found an area where Moose have been feeding and bedding, you gotta go.  Snowmobiling....... We just got our first foot of snow and  got out on the sled for the first time. Really need some more snow here in central NH,  the trails in northern NH are covered.  If you want to give snowmobiling a try you can rent a sled. Be careful these are machines are fast and unpredictable but you can get into back country locations you will love. Bring a camera.  Ice Fishing....Check the ice conditions with fish and game and then when you get to the ice check the conditions on your own, don't trust looking out on the lake and seeing a bob house and assuming it is safe. My neighbor went out New Years Day and caught a batch of yellow perch that he filet for a great meal for his family.  Don't forget everyone over 16 years old needs a license. You can purchase a license online and if you don't own tip-ups ask around and try to borrow some.  He said that the small pond he visited that the ice was 7 inches thick.  Spend a day outdoors and you will not get cabin fever.

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