Winter Weekend in Woodstock

For Rob’s birthday this past weekend, we drove to Woodstock, NY for a snowy adventure.  Our Airbnb cabin was surrounded by woods and featured a baby grand piano and a roaring fireplace- the perfect backdrop for a winter weekend away!  On Saturday, we snowshoed up Balsam Lake Mountain, followed by Graham Mountain, together a 9-miler of snowy trails, woods and breathtaking views.

Balsam Lake Firetower View
Here’s a picture from the windy top of Balsam Lake Mountain’s firetower, featuring 360-degrees of Catskill views.

On Sunday, we tackled Blackhead Mountain, a woodsy 5-mile loop, using our microspikes the whole way and climbing over frozen waterfalls– in some places incredibly steep terrain.  Being active outdoors all day, followed by a restful evening in front of the fireplace with those close to me, is my favorite kind of weekend! Would you try this getaway?

Icy frozen waterfalls, on the way down Blackhead
Our shadows blending in the trees, heading down Graham
Rob walking through a massive frozen waterfall
In front of the cozy fireplace