Moonlight Hike & Snowshoe

This program has been CANCELED due to severe wind chills and below zero temperatures

5:30PM TO 8:30PM

Castle in the Clouds has teamed up with the Moultonborough Recreation Department for an event not to be missed! Bring your family and friends to enjoy a nighttime stroll through the woods on the Shannon Pond Trial at Castle in the Clouds! Come early to hike under the starry sky or a little later to watch the moon rise above the trees; the moonrise is scheduled for 7:45pm. This hike is self-guided so you can walk to your leisure and even do the trail more than once if you like. The trail will be marked with lighted mason jars but it is recommended that you bring headlamps or flashlights to help you find your way. Reservations are not required.

Prepare for the Snowshoe/Hiking Trail

The proposed hiking trail is easy, family friendly and less than a mile. Wear warm, winter hiking boots or bring your snowshoes if you have them, for this fun adventure! Feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp as it will be dark on the property.   This is a great way to get the family out for some good old fresh air!

Stay for Treats!

After the hike warm up by a fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa, and goodies, compliments of Castle in the Clouds and the Moultonborough Recreation Department. We are also planning on bringing a telescope to the field to get an up close and personal look at the moon and stars, feel free to bring your own if you’d like!


This free event is open to the public. Donations are appreciated to help us continue to provide programs similar to this in the future.


Remember to use Ossipee Park Road (the main entrance will be closed). Park in hiker parking located across from the entrance to the bottling plant, or in our main parking lot and hike to Shannon Pond to begin your Moonlight Hiking Adventure!

In the event of inclement weather

This event will take place “snow or shine” – we will cancel in the event that weather conditions are severe enough that we are unable to clear roads, and will post cancellation notices on the homepage of our website as well as our Facebook Page.

The event is put on in partnership with the Moultonborough Recreation Department