Tomorrow is National Winter Trails Day! Dust off your snowshoes or cross country skis for a day taking in pristine beauty and working off some of those sweet holiday treats with a great workout. Snowshoeing is a great way to take a break from all the noise and craziness in town and experience some tranquility. It’s also a great activity for families too due to its low cost and educational atmosphere. There are three options this weekend for a guided trek, proving once again Tahoe has something for everyone.
This relic from the early 1900’s is even more of a sight to see in the winter. The mansion is situated in Sugar Pine State Park where park rangers host a full moon tour once a month. What luck this one falls on National Winter Trails day! The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion was built in 1903 as a summer home for the wealthy Hellman-Ehrman family. Take a trip back in time and see views of the mansion that are only offered to a select few willing to brave the cold in search of a special experience.
The Sugar Pine Foundation will be hosting a hike up to Echo Lake. This beautiful little alpine jewel will amaze and inspire all who venture to it. Make sure to bring all the essentials and your camera. With all the recent snow be ready to work those winter muscles, but you won’t be disappointed once you make it to Echo Lake.
Head over to this state park situated right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe and Stateline. This guided educational tour is free to attend and promises to provide some great views of Lake Tahoe. After the hike hot cocoa and snacks will be available at the visitors center. Van Sickle Bi State Park will have opportunities to learn cross country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the month too!
Remember to dress warm and bring sunscreen. Have a happy Winter Trails Day!