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 Madison courtesy of AllTrails.com:
|Green Rectangle Loop Trail||MODERATE||3.5||Guilford Town Green|
|West Woods Loop Trail||MODERATE||4.5||Guilford Town Green|
|White Circle, Red and Green Loop||EASY||4||Guilford Town Green|
|Menunkatuck and Mattabasett Trails||MODERATE||4||Guilford, Connecticut|
|New England Trail (NET)||MODERATE||3||Guilford, Connecticut|
|Lake Hammo Loop Trail||MODERATE||4||Killingworth, Connecticut|
Please visit AllTrails.com for more information about the trails at https://www.alltrails.com/us/connecticut/snowshoeing