Windsor has a town song, “Windsor Now and Then,” that praises “Hiking trails and Christmas trees/ Maple sap and a summer breeze/ Baseball games, cross country skis.”
Founded in 1771, Windsor was originally a mill, farming, and logging community. With its many wildlife areas, breathtaking vistas, ponds, and unspoiled woodlands, Windsor has dozens of opportunities for hiking, hunting, kayaking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. It’s home to the Eugene Moran Wildlife Management Area, and parts of the Savoy and Peru Wildlife Management Areas also cross into the town.
Set on 3,100 acres, Notchview is a top pick in the winter for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing, on 17 kilometers of groomed cross-country and 8 kilometers of skate-skiing trails. It also offers trails for “skijoring,” or skiing with dogs (no kidding!). Notchview is open year-round for hiking and birdwatching.
Looking for a place to hike, explore waterfalls, horseback ride, mountain bike, cross-country ski, or swim? Windsor State Forest has it all. Don’t miss the Windsor Jambs waterfall, which splashes into a gorge from nearly 80-foot-high granite walls.