Alison Bossie is a Nickerson Lake resident who tries to snowshoe 3 to 4 times a week. She used to snowshoe with her husband when they were newlyweds and have picnics on the lake with other friends.
The lake environment provides snowshoeing for all abilities. According to Alison, there are three levels of snowshoeing difficulty:
You can also go for a moonlight snowshoe. This can be a great group event on a full moon night! When the weather gets warmer (above 32 F), it is harder to snowshoe because the snow is too sticky and melting.
Alison: “I think that if you live in Northern Maine, you have to embrace the winter. Snowshoeing is a great winter exercise and you can step outside your door and start!”
Snowshoeing can be a fun social event and is good low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by all age groups. Bring a friend, get your snowshoes on, and get some fresh air!