Wednesday, March 1, 2017

3/1/17: Tubing Fun at Nashoba Valley

Last week was school vacation week and I needed to keep the kids entertained.  We have never been tubing and decided we needed to try it out.  Living in New England means cold winters and lots of snow so you might as well enjoy it.  We headed to the Tubing Park at Nashoba Valley and had a blast!
We first drove to Nashoba Valley Ski Area and learned quickly that we were at the wrong place.  As you enter there is a sign to tell you that the Tubing Park is at a different location less than a mile away.  So we turned around and headed over to the right place.
Now we knew we were at the right place.  We went up to the ticket booth and tickets are done in 2 hour increments.  You will receive a tag with the time that your tubing ends.  You will also need to fill out a waiver for tubing, you can sign when you get there or do it before online.
We were ready to go!
Walk a small distance and you can get your tube.
You pull that tube over to a little area that allows you to be pulled up the mountain as you sit in the tube.  This is a huge positive that you don't have to hike up the hill with your tube.
You are then hooked on to head up the mountain.
Here you can see my view from my tube heading up the hill.
Now we are at the top and ready to go down!
There are multiple lanes running.  On the Nashoba Valley Tubing Park website you can see how many lanes are running.  When we were there 8 lanes were running but often times they have 16.  Honestly the wait that we had to get up the hill was very quick and only took less than 5 minutes.  Once we got to the top of the hill we could go right down.  They do wait until the other person clears the lane before you can go.
In the two hours we got in 10 runs.  At one point we even sat down to relax for a few minutes in between runs.  It was a beautiful day so we tried to enjoy the nice weather.  Make sure to wear boots and winter gear.  Boots are especially important going through the slush and snow.
Here is some video of our experience.
I would highly recommend trying out Nashoba Valley Tubing Park!
Disclosure:  I was provided with four passes for the Nashoba Valley Tubing Park for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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