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Burn Calories, Be One with Nature! Snowshoe Trails Near East Windsor

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:

TrailDifficultyRatingPark
Belding Blue Trail to Yellow Trail LoopMODERATE4.5Belding Wildlife Management Area
Risley Reservoir LoopEASY3.5Risley Park
Risley Pond Yellow, White, and Blue Blazes TrailEASY4.5Risley Park
Rails-to-Trails: Rockville Spur TrailMODERATE3.5Rockville, Connecticut
Scantic River Trail - SomersvilleEASY4Scantic River State Park
Soapstone Mountain TrailEASY4Shenipsit State Forest
Shenipsit Blue Blazed TrailMODERATE4.5Shenipsit State Forest
South Windsor Wildlife Sanctuary LoopEASY3.5South Windsor, Connecticut

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

 

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