With the winter season in full swing, you may be yearning for a weekend of adventure with your family and friends. Snowmobiling is a fun winter activity that not only provides a physical workout but is also a nice mental escape from your day-to-day responsibilities. A weekend full of snowmobiling is truly the perfect way to disconnect while enjoying beautiful scenery and making enjoyable memories with your loved ones.
If you are looking to plan a weekend getaway to snowmobile, Owl’s Nest Resort is a fantastic homebase for you and offers fantastic options for lodging, dining, and drinks. Owl’s Nest serves as a luxurious, all-inclusive lodging destination that also doubles as a convenient pit stop for sledders.
Central to thousands of miles of snowmobiling trails throughout New Hampshire, Owl’s Nest is within close proximity of the Corridor 11 Trail System and is easily accessible from the Corridor 13 trails leading from the Campton Fire Station off of Route 49 near Exit 28 from Interstate 93.
For those staying at Owl’s Nest, you are able to park your sled trailers in the parking lot at Panorama Six82, allowing you to come and go on your sleds as you please throughout the day. And as long as conditions permit, snowmobilers may ride around areas on the golf course!
If you are interested in planning a weekend getaway to snowmobile in New Hampshire, but you are not familiar with the area, check out a few resources that may be helpful as you are planning which trails to visit:
New Hampshire Snowmobile Association (NHSA).
First, checking out the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association’s website is a great place to start in terms of learning about all things related to sledding in New Hampshire. NHSA provides you with all you need to know – everything from trails, hotels, and cabins, to gas stations, snowmobile dealers, and parking tips.
Plus, NHSA’s trail network connects to all the neighboring New England states, including Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, or Quebec, Canada. Here, you can also learn more about New Hampshire’s snowmobile requirements, snowmobile clubs, rental advice, trail conditions, as well as safety information.
New Hampshire Association’s Interactive Trail Map and Mobile Trail App for Snowmobiling.
When it comes to snowmobiling trails in New Hampshire, there are countless options! New Hampshire offers over 7,000 miles of well-maintained snowmobile trails, thanks to the snowmobile club’s volunteers as well as private landowners throughout the state. One of the best resources provided by NHSA is the New Hampshire Snowmobile Trail Map, where you can find a list of all snowmobiling trails available for use, as well as designated parking areas for each of the trails.
You can also learn more information about trail signs and markers, boundaries, populated areas, as well as safety education courses if you are interested in learning more. You can also look at an interactive version of the snowmobile trail map, which allows you to directly search for a specific area that you are interested in checking out.
Given that NHSA does not offer paper maps, New Hampshire Snowmobile Association Members are encouraged to download the NHSA Sno-Traveler Map on the Apple App Store or on Google Play, which is the online version of the trail map, helping you to plan trips, save itineraries for future adventures, or directly share them with friends.
This app is extremely convenient and has tons of awesome features including having access to the app with no cell phone service, access to the 7,000+ miles of snowmobile club trails at the palm of your hand, as well as select a starting or favorite destination or modify destinations on the go. Access to this app is valid for the season in which it is purchased for $4.99, requiring you to purchase a new subscription each season to ensure that you have access to the up-to-date trail map.
Snowmobile Guided Tours & Rentals.
If you or someone you are spending the weekend with do not have experience in snowmobiling, there are a lot of great options when it comes to rentals as well as setting up guided tours to help you to learn the ropes. To set up guided tours, check out SledVentures as well as Outback Kayak.
At SledVentures, tours run every day, as long as weather permits, and you will be supplied with the newest, top of the line Ski-Doo 600cc snowmobiles, as well as all the gear you will need to be comfortable while you ride. SledVentures features larger group tours as well as private tours.
At Outback Kayak, you can schedule snowmobiling tours as well as ATV tours when weather permits, on 80 scenic acres!