Snowshoeing at Stone Bridge

In the winter season, you can see a sparkling Stone Bridge and frozen ice flows along Trout Brook.  The rest of the caves are inaccessible this time of year because of the ice and we remove bridges that would get washed out in the spring floods.  The 14.5 miles of additional trails provide much more to explore! Snowshoe to the old Sink Hole, the Beaver Stump Loop or the Bobcat Ledges to see interesting geology and maybe some animal tracks along the way.  

Stone Bridge Snowshoe Map Snowshoe Race Caveman

Both of our Chester Challenge trails, Catamount and Green Hill, are also open in the winter.  Complete 6 of the local trails and get a pin, complete 6 in the winter and get additional winter pin.

Our Annual Stone Bridge Caveman 6K and 15K Extreme Snowshoe Races are fantastic in February! Register Now!       

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Snowshoe Trails



Winter Rates and Dates

Winter Snowshoe Rates - 2019/20

Open Dec 7 - March weather permitting

Adults $13.50
Children (5-12 yrs) $8.00
Snowshoe Rental $5.00
Children 4 and under are free!

SEASON PASSES Available

for an additional $10.00/Adult and $5.00/Child

*Best option for return visits and to do our 2 Chester Challenge Hikes*

Plan to spend a minimum of 1 hour to do the standard Stone Bridge Loop + additional sights.  With over 14 miles of trail, you can easily spend the full day from 10am-4pm exploring the top spots on the property.

Winter Hours

10am-4pm, Fri-Sat-Sun   (Last ticket 2:30pm)

  • Please arrive early to enjoy the trails, it gets dark early in the winter!
  • Foot traction devices are required. Bring your own snowshoes and poles or rent a pair for the day for only $5.00
  • Reservations are NOT required for individual visitors

What to Wear

Warm Hiking Boots

Dress for the weather! Hat and Gloves are a must

Wear synthetic clothing (nylon/polyester active wear) that will dry if you sweat during your hike.  Wet cotton makes you cold. 

Dress in layers that are easy to take off and put on

What to Bring

Snowshoes and poles or Rent for $5

Microspikes or equivalent if the snow is minimal

A light backpack

Water bottle (water, hot drinks and snacks sold in shop)

Suggested: Flashlight or headlamp, compass, 2-way walkie talkie, whistle, firestarter, smartphone

Pack a Picnic, pavilion and a playground with tables are available.  Groups staying the day often bring crockpots

Sorry, Not Allowed

No Pets- insurance regulations prevent dogs from using trails


No Strollers – this is an unpaved trail requiring snowshoes or other foot traction


No Hunting or Ice Fishing – River ice is very dangerous, do not attempt to cross the river

No harvesting of plants, rocks, or natural resources