Best Connecticut Cross Country Skiing Trails

Connecticut has 5 cross country skiing areas.

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Connecticut is known for five fun and beautiful XC ski routes. The best Connecticut cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Winding Trails, Air Line State Park Trail, Mohawk Mountain State Forest, Pachaug State Forest, and White Memorial Conservation Center. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Connecticut cross country skiing trail below.


Winding Trails

South of Hartford near Farmington, the Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center is one of the more popular areas in the state offering 20 km of trails groomed daily for classical and skate skiing. The double-tracked groomed trails are spread across 350 acres of woodlands.  MORE INFO

Air Line State Park Trail

Near Hampton, the Air Line State Park Trail is a 43km nordic ski trail. It runs from Windham to Putnam counties in the 2,171 acre Goodwin State Forest. The best cross country skiing trailhead is located at the Goodwin State Forest Conservation Center.  MORE INFO

Pachaug State Forest

Southeast of Hartford near Mansfield in Voluntown, the 23,000 acre Pachaug State Forest is the states largest and has plenty of XC ski trails. The Pachaug State Forest has two main areas; the Chapman Area and the Green Falls Area. The Chapman Area has the more popular nordic trails.  MORE INFO

White Memorial Conservation Center

Near Goshen and Litchfield in northwestern Connecticut, the White Memorial Conservation Center is a 4,000 acre preserve with over 35 miles of well-marked and maintained cross country ski trails. The trails are not too rocky and have many great views.  MORE INFO