It's amazing how a few inches of snow changes the course of outdoor recreation we New Englander's participate in. The recent coating of flakes led me to give cross-country skiing another try for my second time ever. With hiking and biking trails transformed to snowshoe and cross-country ski terrain, I couldn't have chosen a better place than Bear Brook State Park.
With an extensive trail system weaving through 10,000 acres there are endless opportunities to explore for a day or several days of recreation. Actually, a single trail managed to keep me occupied for an entire afternoon - that being the new adaptation of Little Bear Trail. This one mile or so sloping path gave me an uphill challenge as well as some fun downhills as I attempted to turn on the skinny ski's that were somewhat foreign to me. The extra layers I wore turned out to be excessive as I did not realize the great workout cross country skiing provides.