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Boston and Cambridge have miles of great cross country ski trails near the city

Move along at your own pace, with just the sound of passing snow underfoot and nature to fill the quiet. Families love cross country skiing and snowshoeing wherever they are, and there is no need to do without these gentle sports when you visit Boston. Great hotel deals can have you close by round-the-clock snowmaking, lessons and rentals, night skiing and snowshoeing at Weston Ski Track, which grooms 15 kilometers of trails and lights a two-kilometer loop for night skiing.

Weston Ski Track

200 Park Road Weston, MA, 02193 Phone: 781-891-6575

Close to Boston; round-the-clock snowmaking; lesson and rentals for adults and kids; night skiing; snowshoeing

Thirteen miles and a 20-minute drive from Boston headed west on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90), Weston Ski Track is a cross-country ski and snowshoe center located on the Leo J. Martin Golf Course. Snow guns keep track covered as long as temps allow. Track is easily accessible to the Boston area. The Ski Track grooms 15 kilometers of trails and lights a two-kilometer loop for night skiing.

Family-friendly area. Lots of support and teaching for beginner skiers and snowshoers. Trails passes, for all day, evenings, for three days, range from $8 to $29, depending on skier age. Equipment rentals, including snow shoes, for all sizes. Snack bar.