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Cross-Country Skiing: Sewall Woods Trails, New Hampshire

Where are your favorite places to cross-country ski in the Northeast?

Wolfeboro trail

Wolfeboro trail.     Photo: Ralph Hansell

A:A local non-profit in the Rockwell-worthy, white picket fence town of Wolfeboro maintains these 18 miles of mostly intermediate trails in the woods above the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The fanciest frill is an empty, wood-heated warming hut at the trailhead where you pay for your trail pass on the honor system. The grooming is top-notch, though, and you feel like you have the woods to yourself. If you somehow get bored with the trails, you can always venture onto the wide, flat expanse of the frozen lake. The heart of the cross-country skiing community here is the Nordic Skier ski shop on Main Street.

STAY: The Wolfeboro Inn, just steps from one of the trailheads, starts at $120 a night.

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