Fin & Feather

Paddle & Winter Sports

Since we aim to get you out on your next adventure as well-equipped as possible, we have what it takes to keep you entertained in the outdoors in every season. Paddle in the summer, ski in the winter, and hammock in-between!


When the ground thaws enough for new growth to pop up, we're pretty much ready to burst too. We start planning more camping trips and paddle outings, and hit the pavement on a more regular basis to get back into running and  biking shape. Through the summer, we enjoy the outdoors heartily (with plenty of sunscreen and bug repellent of course!), and we splash around in local lakes, ponds rivers and pools. The calm of autumn brings many beautiful sunset paddling excursions, and a ridiculous array of beautiful colors. We love the outdoors! But then, the days shorten, the temperature cools, and winter slowly creeps upon us.


Most of us can see the beauty in snowfall, but not all of us appreciate the biting chill of a frosty winter breeze. Luckily, we've got everything to keep you warm in the event that you do want to brave the cold and have fun with some winter activities. Layer up and try out some skis or snowshoes in one of the following sweet locations:

  • The new path around Sand Lake at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area is great for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It's beautiful, and a manageable distance around the lake. 
  • Ashton Field is regularly groomed and has ski tracks set whenever the snow is good. 
  • Lake Macbride State Park has plenty of room to explore with either snowshoes or skis. Be forewarned - the bathrooms are closed in the winter!