WHERE TO DO WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND

Outside view of Stowe Mountain Resort with hockey rink and Whistling Pig

After the Fall leaves have all hit the ground and the cold has settled in, New England really starts to shine.

And whether you’re looking for quaint towns to explore with the kids or monstrous slopes to barrel down with buddies (or a little bit of both), you’ll find it all here.

So why not make an adventure out of it?

Call up your friends, gather up your family, book a 15-passenger van and hit the road.


 

Stowe, VT

Welcome to Stowe, one of the “Top 10 Ski Towns in America” (Forbes).

From skiing, snowmobiling, and fat biking to art and craft beer, there’s no shortage of things to do or fun to be had.

Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, gets more than 300 inches of snow every year. And since the 1940’s, people have traveled from all over the world to experience it at Stowe Mountain Resort, which boasts 485 skiable acres divided into 116 trails accessible via 13 lifts.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, ice fishing, zip-lining… Stowe’s got it all. Plus, all the small-town charm you’d want out of a winter adventure in New England.


 

Jackson, New Hampshire

Though it’s right next door to Wildcat Mountain and the second largest vertical drop in New England, Jackson’s attractions lean more toward the rest-and-relaxation side of the winter getaway spectrum.

Located in the heart of the White Mountains, it’s a perfect spot to chill out and enjoy the snowy New England vibes—with more than its fair share of restaurants, unique shops, quaint inns and beautiful views.

Go for a stroll over Honeymoon Bridge, built all the way back in 1876. Take a “Sip and Paint” class (BYOB) at a local art gallery. Visit Black Mountain and ride up a ski trail on the back of a horse.

In other words, you’ve got options.

And regardless of which ones you choose, you’ll be in for a good—probably somewhat mellow—time.


 

Greenville, ME

From the shores of Moosehead Lake (at 40 miles long and 20 miles wide, Maine’s largest lake) to the peak of Mount Kineo (and its 763-foot sheer cliff), Greenville has plenty to offer winter adventurers.

The surrounding forests, mountains, lakes and rivers are filled with things to see and do, including moose safaris, steamboat rides, dog sled races and all the skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling you could want.

You can even take a seaplane to a remote campsite if you’re truly looking to get away from it all.

New England winters are cold affairs. But for people who embrace not just the cold—but all the awesome stuff you can do in it—there’s an endless number of adventure-worthy destinations to explore.

And you’re just one 15-passenger van rental away from making it happen.


 

Rent a 15-passenger van to make every mile of the journey something to remember.

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