Last night friends and family strapped on snow shoes and head lamps and took off into Beartown Mountain State Forest. It was a balmy 42 degrees and the moon broke through the clouds to provide a glow and shadows along the trails. It was truly magical – the combination of bringing a group of diverse ages and backgrounds together to walk in the snowy woods and then capping the evening off with food, drinks and a roaring fire in the fireplace is priceless.
And priceless it was in more ways than one – the walk in the woods — FREE.
But let’s think about it further. We live in the Berkshires. We have access to nature. During these tough economic times, combining sport, connecting with friends and family and a simple dinner is old fashioned fun. No fancy bells and whistles.
An investment in snow shoes can be anywhere from $50 – $300; I also suggest getting some adjustable poles. You wear your hiking boots and voila – you are ready!! I also use my snow shoes when showing land during the winter.
So, instead of fretting about money – call some friends, get out in the woods, cherish nature and appreciate why we live in the Berkshires – I did – and I feel fantastic!!