When most people think of winter recreation they think of skiing or snowboarding. But what about those of us who don’t ski or snowboard? What outdoor recreation is available for us? How about Snowshoeing? Snowshoes allow you to walk across the snow instead of sinking into it. It’s also the latest activity to join the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resorts winter recreational list. Below we’ll tell you why it is the perfect winter sport for just about anyone!
If you can walk, you can snowshoe. You’re just going to strap the snowshoes to your own waterproof boots and your off!
No Experience Necessary
No experience needed for snowshoeing. We have children as young as 4, and adults (well into retirement) strapping on some shoes and adventuring out. Here at Shawnee we offer both a basic beginner trail and a more advanced trail for those with experience and the desire for something more challenging.
Very Little Equipment Needed
For starters, you are going to need a little bit of snow on the ground. Second, at Shawnee, our team provides the shoes, the trail map, and some pointers to get started. You will need to bring some warm, waterproof boots. We also recommend waterproof snow pants, a nice warm jacket, a hat and warm gloves. Just like with hiking, another Shawnee favorite activity, we advise to dress in layers. You can always remove layers if you work up a good sweat!
Great Form of Exercise
Speaking of sweat, snowshoeing is a great form of exercise. No need to hop on the treadmill, when you can burn just as many calories taking in the beautiful winter scenery around the Shawnee Inn.
It’s Historic, Just Like Shawnee
Snowshoeing dates back over 4,000 years, so just like Shawnee, its historic!
How to Book Snowshoeing
If you would like to add snowshoeing to your overnight stay, simply ask one of our team members to reserve your spot. This is a premium recreational activity so there is a small fee for the shoe rentals, and advanced 24 hour booking is strongly recommended.
Not Staying at Shawnee?
Not an overnight guest at Shawnee? That’s alright, snowshoeing is open to anyone. Snowshoeing is offered every Thursday and Saturday at 10am, 11am and Noon, as long as there is snow on the ground. When using our online booking window, select a Thursday or Saturday from the calendar, and then the category “Seasonal”. You can also give our team a call and they can book the activity for you right over the phone.
Call our team: 1-800-SHAWNEE (1-800-742-9633)
To book snowshoeing click here.