Snowshoeing the Nine Mile Forest in Wausau, Wisconsin
The sky couldn't have been bluer, and fresh powder was everywhere, shining like crystals. My first trip snowshoeing was a bit ethereal, a bit out of a book like Narnia.
The Nine Mile Forest is nothing short of a magical place, for both cross country skiing junkies and those who love snow shoeing. A chalet will rent you all the equipment you need.
There are easy trails like the Ringle trail for beginners, and those who love the outdoors at night can also cross country ski at night--which is particularly memorable.