Cross country skiing in Connecticut is abundant in state parksThe hilly state forests and state parks of Connecticut offer lots of places to get out on cross country skis. At least one downhill (Alpine) ski area offers groomed trails and equipment for Nordic skiing. Many Connecticut state parks and forests allow Nordic skiing on their multi-purpose trails, but don’t count on finding supports like equipment rental, lodges and warming huts, or food. Bring your own gear. Find a park here.
White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Road Litchfield, CT, 06759 Phone: 860-567-0857
Conservation area welcomes Nordic skiers on trails; bring your own equipment and supplies
Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center
50 Winding Trails Drive Farmington, CT, 06032 Phone: 860-677-8458
20 kms of trails, groomed daily, travel through 350 acres of woodlands; marked trails; sledding; tubing; ice skating
Lodge with wood stove; snack bar. Season is mid-December through Mid-March, depending on snowfall. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: www.windingtrails.org/
off of Route 6 at 23 Potter Road Hampton, CT Phone:
Great for hiking on short or long trails; enjoying nature; a boat ramp is available
See full description of James L. Goodwin Forest.