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 East Windsor courtesy of AllTrails.com:
|Belding Blue Trail to Yellow Trail Loop||MODERATE||4.5||Belding Wildlife Management Area|
|Risley Reservoir Loop||EASY||3.5||Risley Park|
|Risley Pond Yellow, White, and Blue Blazes Trail||EASY||4.5||Risley Park|
|Rails-to-Trails: Rockville Spur Trail||MODERATE||3.5||Rockville, Connecticut|
|Scantic River Trail - Somersville||EASY||4||Scantic River State Park|
|Soapstone Mountain Trail||EASY||4||Shenipsit State Forest|
|Shenipsit Blue Blazed Trail||MODERATE||4.5||Shenipsit State Forest|
|South Windsor Wildlife Sanctuary Loop||EASY||3.5||South Windsor, Connecticut|
Please visit AllTrails.com for more information about the trails at https://www.alltrails.com/us/connecticut/snowshoeing