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NotchviewSure, you can go skiing at a major ski resort in the area. But for a little more wilderness and natural beauty, don’t miss local favorite Notchview, a 3,000-acre reservation that is gorgeous any time of year but a particular favorite in the winter. There are specific trails for classic cross-country skiing, skate skiing, and even “skiijoring,” or skiing with dogs (yes, that’s a thing!). Those who want to snowshoe or just explore can also go off trail into the wooded backcountry. If you don’t have your own gear you can rent skis and snowshoes at the Budd Visitor Center, as well as warm up with some hot chocolate and soup.