Snow Shoeing / Winter Camping near New Jersey

11:48 a.m. on December 14, 2012 (EST)
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I want to get into snow shoeing / camping, maybe carrying a pack or maybe pulling a sled.  However, I live in Central New Jersey where there is pitifully little snow.  Are there trails within half a days drive that will offer a beginner one or two night's worth of snow shoeing? 

And, for later on when I know what I'm doing, any trails that can give me a week?

8:10 p.m. on December 15, 2012 (EST)
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Depends what you mean by a half days drive. Lots of kids go to keene state college here in nh, from jersey. I dont think its much more than half a days drive. No snow yet, but lots of trails and mtns to climb all year long.

7:05 p.m. on December 16, 2012 (EST)
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I live in the North/West Corner up here and typically head into NY state to play. Shawangunks at least, Catskills-further North/better, Adirondaks-Even Further North/Best. There's been snow in both the Cats & Dak's on & off but we keep having unseasonably warm weather (unless your a climate change denier, then the whole place is a Winter wonderland). Catskills is totally reachable in just a couple hours, Dak's typically about four hours to the southern edge, from here.

Good place for current conditions & info.  - http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/  - Just be careful/prepared & informed, Winter up there doesn't suffer fools.

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