Located on 1180 Turnpike Road, in New Ipswich is a wonderful family owned cross country ski and snowshoe center. If you are looking for a great day of skiing or snowshoeing then Windblown is a must for outdoor lovers or those wanting to learn to ski or snowshoe. They have trails for all abilities from beginners to experts and young to old. If you need to feel more confident about your skiing skills or have never skied lessons are available.
Are you looking to step up your outdoor game? They have a small hut and lean-too's that can be rented year round. I have not stayed in one of the shelters, but it is on my to do list. What I have heard from people who have stayed there, is that it is a great experience.
My family and I spend a good amount of time at Windblown. The trails are always well groomed and easy to navigate. The staff are friendly and eager to answer any questions you may have. We also like that the terrain is varied, we can get in a nice flat ski or if we want a little more challenge there are plenty of various size hills throughout the property. Last but certainly not least, there are some pretty amazing views around the property. My favorite is the view of Mt. Monadnock from The View Fields.
You can spend hours exploring the trials with plenty of opportunities at the various shelters to stop for a break. If you are looking for a nice treat you can head back to the lodge for a hot drink and a yummy cookie or lunch.
Anyone looking to get out and enjoy some winter fun make sure Windblown is one of your winter destinations.
If you are looking for lunch after a great workout at Windblown, check out Turnpike Crossing in the NeWest Mall at 800 Turnpike Road, which is a little over a mile south of Windblown.