Saturday, March 11, 2017
BREIA near Tug Hill between Christmas and New Year for some fine skiing. We stayed at a B&B and got a chance to visit the trails at all three areas. BREIA stands for Black River Environmental Improvement Association, a combination of private property and donated land to the state by "Mr. Big" with an endowment to groom trails for free cross county skiing. There are a few warming huts, one in downtown Boonville along the Canal Trail and the others in the woods.
The first day it was icy so we stuck to the level Canal Trail and got to check out the abandoned locks in the Black River Canal, the second day there was some fresh snow so we got out into the woods. Then it really snowed so we skied for a few hours and headed south.