I know it's cold outside, and it's easy to want to stay inside in the warmth and comfort of your home, but for me, there's nothing better than a hike in the middle of winter.

Tired of sheltering in place? Got cabin fever from the pandemic? It's hard to get the exercise you need when it's twenty degrees outside, but if you dress warm, lot's of layers, and go to the right places, you can get a good little workout and enjoy some of winter's beauty too.

My wife is more into the colors of spring, summer and fall, but I really enjoy the stripped down look of nature during the winter months. So here's a look at eight different places that have some nice trails, easy to navigate even in the snow, and will give you a no frills look at the beauty that winter brings.

8 Places In Connecticut and New York to Hike In Winter

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