Getting outdoors during winter in New England

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Here in New England, our seasons are a big part of our regional identity.
There are two in particular, the first being fall, with its beautiful colors, crisp air and quintessential autumnal activities like apple picking and leaf-peeping.

And then there's the second. The one we all love to hate: Winter.

Bone-freezing, snow-shoveling, dark and dreary winter.

But biases aside, that doesn't mean that New England winter doesn't have its own assortment of natural splendors that can be enjoyed with a simple trip outdoors.

We speak with two local outdoor enthusiasts and experts to help motivate us to get out from under the covers and snowshoe-up: Kristen Swanberg , Managing Director of Engagement & Education at The Trustees of Reservations; and Renata Pomponi - Senior Regional Director at Mass Audubon for the Metro Boston Area.

Where to go

Ready for a romp in the snow? Here are some suggestions for where to go from Kristen Swanberg and Renata Pomponi.

Suggestions from Kristen Swanberg and the staff at The Trustees of Reservations:

Suggestions from Renata Pomponi and the staff at Mass Audubon:

This segment aired on February 2, 2022.

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