January 17, 2012
Ways to Stay Fit Even in the Cold
It might be too cold to continue running outside or too crowded at the gym but there are still plenty of outdoor activities to keep you fit throughout the winter season. As the temperatures continue to drop, resorts are making more snow and even seeing a few more inches fall overnight. Even if you’re not up in the mountains there are plenty of areas around Boston to embrace the cold weather and have some fun through ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and even snowshoeing!
Check out the Boston Common Frog Pond for Boston’s outdoor ice skating rink or go a little further out of the city to the Kendall Square Community Ice Rink! Both allow you to rent skates, take private lessons, or rent out the rink for private events.
While tourists often travel up to Vermont and New Hampshire to enjoy the ski season, if you are staying in Boston there are a few resorts not too far from the city center. Nashoba Valley Ski Area is just 45 minutes away, including 16 trails and 2 terrain parks. Wachusett Mountain is a little further, about 90 minutes away with 22 trails open ranging from beginner to expert. On weekends, you can take the train out to Fitchburg where they run a bus to the mountain for skiers!
Lastly, The Weston Ski Track is located just 30 minutes from Boston and is the center for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Now that the temperatures have dropped, more snow will be made for longer trails throughout this park.