By Allison Tibaldi,

“You can snowshoe just about anywhere with a base of snow. Surrounded by landscapes that look powdered in confectioners’ sugar, snowshoeing is a peaceful way to commune with nature. Compared to snow skiing and snowboarding, there’s no steep learning curve or expensive equipment. It’s a good low-impact exercise, and you don’t need to be in top shape to have fun.

Simply slip the snowshoes over your regular waterproof shoes or boots and start walking, lifting your knees a little higher than you normally would. The racquet-like base of the snowshoe distributes your bodyweight over a broader area, making it feel like you’re floating over a sea of snow. Poles are helpful for balance, but not necessary.

Here are 10 awe-inspiring places to give snowshoeing a try.”

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