Winter Activities

ENJOY THE MAGIC OF WINTER AT THE CASTLE

The nearly 30 miles of wooded trails maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust are the perfect place to experience the winter beauty of the estate and the Castle Conservation Area. Enjoy cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing, and snowmobiling throughout the winter months.

Please note: Due to trail damage, snowmobile access to the Carriage House is not available this winter. Please check with the Moultonborough Snowmobile Club for the availability of other snowmobile trails to enjoy.


Limited Hiker Parking Beginning December 1

Hikers, skiers, and snowshoers are welcome to visit the grounds and access the LRCT hiking trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.  However, please note that public hiker parking will be limited this winter to the designated hiker parking lot at the top of Ossipee Park Road, across from the CG Roxanne water bottling plant.  Parking in non-designated areas is not allowed and may lead to your vehicle being towed.  Additionally, the historic entry road to the Castle Estate will remain open for winter hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.  We do ask that anyone enjoying winter recreation on the estate grounds please respect the No Trespassing area surrounding the Carriage House and Castle.  This area is closed to the public at this time.

When parking lot is filled, please do not park along Ossipee park roadway – you will be ticketed and could be towed.


HIKING, SKIING and SNOWSHOEING

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities. Our partner, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust works alongside their volunteers to groom various trails for you to adventure out on! Please visit their Cross Country Ski Trail Grooming at Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area web page for a map of groomed trails and their latest grooming updates!

Hiker parking is located at the top of Ossipee Park Road, across from the entrance to the bottling plant.

“Opening the snowmobile trail to the Carriage House from Corridor 15 in Moultonborough will allow riders from all over the state to enjoy a great lunch while surrounded by stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains.” – JOHN HARRINGTON,  president of the Moultonborough Snowmobile Club.

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We are closed for the season and will reopen in May 2022.
Stop by our Virtual Library to explore the Castle from home!

We are closed for the season and will reopen in May 2022.
Stop by our Virtual Library to explore the Castle from home!