The title could be indicating it's time to rest for the evening as he is traveling through snow.
The sounds are described as bells, winds whistling, and snow falling onto the glisting ground. Looking for a farmhouse near by the frozen lake and the woods, as he would like to rest but he can't as for he isn't done with his journey
The poem is describing the beaut in life and not to take it for granted as there is so much to see and explore and to fulfill whatever you dream of.
To explore the wonders of snow and beauty of the woods wanting to stay a while.
The speaker would be talking in a 'gentle' as he looks at the beauty of the snow on the trees and around the ground
Hesitating is a different change as he says "but"- as he's questioning what to do