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Burn Calories, Be One with Nature! Snowshoe Trails Near Brookfield

Finally…snow is headed to much of Connecticut this weekend! You don’t need to be a kid to get outside and bask in the white fluff! Why not give snowshoeing a try? Enjoy the picturesque backdrop of nature in New England while engaging in a low impact cardio workout.

"Snowshoeing is the best bang-for-your-buck, fat-burning workout in winter," according to Dr. Ray Browning of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado's Health Science Center and Vail Mountain Man champion. "It's an exceptional way to achieve cardiovascular fitness, expend energy and reduce your chance of heart disease; plus it's low cost, easily mastered and fun."

According to two independent studies conducted by Ball State University and the University of Vermont, snowshoers can burn between 420-1000 calories per hour. Here are some snowshoeing trails near Brookfield courtesy of AllTrails.com:

TrailDifficultyRatingPark
Bear Mountain via Red, White, and Yellow Trails LoopMODERATE4Bear Mountain Reservation
Bear Mountain Reservation Short LoopMODERATE3.5Bear Mountain Reservation
White Trail to Blue Trail LoopMODERATE4.5Collis P. Huntington State Park
Cranberry Mountain TrailEASY3.5Cranberry Mountain Multiple Use Area
Ives Trail GreenwayMODERATE3.5Danbury, Connecticut
Great Hollow Nature Preserve Main Trail LoopMODERATE4.5Great Hollow Nature Preserve, Ecological Research Center
Mallory Preserve TrailEASY4Mallory Preserve
Upland Pastures - Towner Hill PreservesMODERATE3New Milford, Connecticut
Fairfield Hills LoopEASY4Newtown, Connecticut
Housatonic Railway Trail: Monroe to NewtownEASY3Newtown, Connecticut
Pootatuck State Forest LoopMODERATE4.5Pootatuck State Forest
Herrick Trail Preserve via Appalachian Trail LoopHARD4.5Sherman, Connecticut
Tarrywile Park TrailMODERATE4Tarrywile Park
Middle Mountain to Thomas Mountain LoopMODERATE4.5Tarrywile Park

Please visit AllTrails.com for more information about the trails at https://www.alltrails.com/us/connecticut/snowshoeing

 

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