Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Hildene is an historic home built in 1905 by President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's son, Robert, as a summer residence. The Welcome Center, The Museum Store, Pullman Car, Farms, House and exhibits are open year-round 9:30 to 4:30. In the winter months, the Pavilion adjacent to the Welcome Center houses cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. Our approximately 12 miles of walking trails on the estate become ski trails with varying levels of difficulty. We offer ski and snowshoe rentals for children and adults. Please be aware that we are not a Nordic Center and most of our trails are natural and ungroomed.
Our ski season typically runs from mid-December to mid-March 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, weather permitting.
Adult Admission $23.00
Youth Admission $6.00
Ski Rental Package $15.00
Snowshoe Rental $15.00
MicroSpikes Rental $5.00
Conditions Update: Friday, February 28, 2020 Our current conditions will be perfect for cleats or spikes (slip-ons over shoes/boots to provide additional traction when walking on icy trails). Our Ski Pavilion holds some stock for rental - a few pair in each size - in the case you'd like to venture out onto the trails!
When conditions permit, trails are open daily 9:30 to 4:00. Everyone must check in first and purchase admission at the Welcome Center.
Parking is in the main lot adjacent to the Welcome Center. For your safety and so we can be aware that people are on the trails, everyone, including members, must sign in at the Welcome Center. Thank you!
Also, please note that we are a smoke free, idle free and pet free campus.