cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Connecticut

Bredeson Outdoor Adventures based in Norwalk, CT (866-533-4361, 203-840-0295, www.bredeson.com) is a guide service specializing on trips with activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, or bicycling. The trips feature guided, culturally-oriented, private, public, or self-guided customized excursions for people of all ability levels and are offered in CT, VT, NY, and various destinations in Europe.

Winding Trails in Farmington, CT (860-678-9582) has 21 km of groomed trails. There are equipment rentals and ski lessons available. Retail and snacks in the day lodge. Trail fees on midweek $7 and weekends $10 and for kids under 13 or seniors $5 midweek and $7 on weekends. From I-84 take exit 39, west on Route 4 and right on Devonwood.

White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT (860-567-0857) is a 4,000 acre nature center with many trails. There are no services but the nature center is open Tues-Sun. On Route 202.

Pine Mountain in Hartland, CT (860-653-4279) with 15 km of groomed trails if open. Rentals and snacks in old barn.

Woodbury Ski Area in Woodbury, CT(203-263-2203) has 20 km of trails with rentals and snacks in a day lodge.