By Coastal Living
November 23, 2009

There’s nothing like flying down a black diamond trail or gliding silently through the woods on skinny skis to make you appreciate how much fun comes with the season’s first snowfall. Massachusetts does winter and it’s not just skiing. Step into your snowshoes or skates, power up your snowmobile, or hunker down fireside at your favorite B&B and check out all of the fun!

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Cozy up with a blanket and jingle all the way on a gliding, sliding horse-drawn sleigh ride. Pick from one of the many Massachusetts farms which offer scenic, seasonal, and serene rides through snowy woods. You’ll even find homemade jams, jellies, and cookies; gift shops, picnic areas and even petting zoos!

Enjoy a winter hike and snowshoe your way through wooded trails or make your own through the serene winter landscapes from the Cape to the Berkshires.

Whirl, twirl, and spin around on one of Massachusetts’ picturesque outdoor skating ponds.

Feeling adventurous? Head to Western Massachusetts and learn to drive your own team of dogs. Lessons and guided tours await you and your family! MUSH!

Why wait for the summer months to go fishing? Enjoy the serenity and beauty of our ponds and lakes and discover what lurks beneath the frozen surfaces.

Experience the fun of snowmobiling at forests and parks across the Commonwealth. For information on snowmobiling regulations and a complete list of properties open to snowmobiles, click on

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