The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today’s Groupon to Winding Trails in Farmington. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get a cross-country-ski pass for a child, age 3–12, and ski rental during the week (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get a cross-country-ski pass for a child, age 3–12, and ski rental during the weekend (a $20 value).
- For $12, you get an adult cross-country-ski pass and ski rental during the week (a $31 value).
- For $15, you get an adult cross-country-ski pass and ski rental during the weekend (a $31 value).<p>
Cross-country skiers of all experience levels glide over 12.5 miles of machine-groomed trails that meander through Winding Trails’ 350 acres of snow-dusted wilderness. Trailblazers skim past spring-fed ponds on the double-tracked trails, zipping down gentle dips and traversing picturesque bridges, which crisscross over stocking-cap-wearing trolls. Beginners amble their way through the easy trails denoted with green signs, and more advanced skiers can tackle the blue and black trails surrounding Phantom Pond. Skate skiers can speed around the Skater’s Loop, which tours the park’s perimeter. Outfitted with skis, boots, and poles drawn from more than 200 sets of rental equipment, adult and child skiers caper about the frosty wonderland perfectly garbed for maximum comfort, ready to swiftly escape herds of hungry snowmen. Conditions permitting, skiers can hit the trails from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center
Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center works to preserve natural woodlands and waterways around the Farmington area, hosting recreational activities that foster a love of the outdoors. In addition to renting out ski equipment to visitors eager to ski over scenic forest trails, the group runs outdoor adventure programs and day camps for ages 3-13.