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595 Highland Street
South Hamilton MA 01982
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Help us bring groomed cross-country skiing to the Hamilton area.

The North Shore Nordic Association, a 501C3 tax exempt non-profit charitable organization formed by local residents with the goal of acquiring and operating ski grooming equipment on some of our local trails. The NSNA will work with local land stewards to groom a classical and skate ski lane on several existing trails including Patton Park, portions of the Discover Hamilton Trail, Appleton Farms and Grassrides, Bradley Palmer State Park and hopefully Sagamore Hill.

 

The NSNA is seeking funding from multiple sources to acquire an 84” Groomer and a special utility snowmobile to tow the groomer. Additionally we seek to acquire a trailer, operating insurance, fuel, signage, trail maps and signs. Please consider making a donation in any amount on our website www.nsnordic.org. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. WE need to raise a total of approximately $25,000 to get the operation up and running for the winter of 2015-2016. Subsequent years will only require funds to operate and maintain our equipment and pay for fuel and insurance. The NSNA will be an entirely volunteer run operation and we are seeking anyone interested in helping out in any way.

 

Once we are operational all ski trail use will be free of charge and supported by donations. NSNA will issue donor cards, as a token of appreciation to those making a donation of at least $100.

 

NSNA is also seeking to partner with corporate sponsors to fund a portion of our capital campaign.

 

 

About US

The North Shore Nordic Association was founded to promote winter use of the regions existing trail networks and recreational assets. The NSNA will work with existing organizations and governmental entities to design and maintain a system of winter trails for snow based activities such as cross country skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing, which would not be detrimental to the maintenance of the snow surface on the trails. The trails will be donation supported and open to all.

The NSNA will use low impact grooming equipment to maintain a groomed snow surface and ski track along an established trail network that will use existing trails. Volunteers and or paid staff will tow a snow-grooming device behind a snowmobile. The snow surfaces shall be groomed on a schedule that is consistent with snowfall and trail use.

The NSNA will serve the North Shore communities of Essex County where there are existing municipal and private trails and recreational facilities. Starting in Hamilton the NSNA intends to eventually branch out to connect the trail systems of the Discover Hamilton Trail, The Trustees of Reservations Appleton Farms and Grassrides, The Harvard Woods, The Massachusetts DCR Bradley Palmer and Willowdale state parks, The Bay Circuit Trail and other local existing trail networks.

The NSNA will benefit the citizens of Hamilton and it’s surrounding communities by leveraging our existing trail and open space assets to provide winter recreational and athletic activities. Eventually the NSNA could work with local recreation departments to provide structured training and competitive winter opportunities for local youth. The NSNA will be able to use existing lighting in Patton Park to offer evening trail use in the park, providing outdoor opportunities when daylight is limited.

Mission Statement

The North Shore Nordic Association promotes winter use of our area’s existing trail networks and recreational assets by partnering with existing organizations and governmental entities to plan and maintain a system of winter trails for human-powered snow sports such as cross country skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. By providing a network of groomed trails, trail maps and signs, NSNA encourages and facilitates active living and exploration of the outdoors in winter. Use of the groomed trails is donation supported and open to all.


 

Board of Directors

Tom Catalano, Co-founder
Carol Catalano, Co-founder
Ernest Ashley, Treasurer
Bob Carroll
Greg Horner

John Kenney
Deborah Logan
Eric Schenker
James Trudeau

Our land Partners

Appleton Farms
Essex County Trail Association
Greenbelt

The Massachusetts DCR
The Pingree School
The Town of Hamilton

The Trustees


Our Title Sponsor

Organization and Operations

The NSNA volunteers use low impact grooming equipment to maintain a groomed snow surface and ski track along existing trail networks. The snow surfaces are groomed on a schedule that is consistent with snowfall and trail use and will not disturb the underlying trail structure. 

The NSNA serves the North Shore communities of Essex County where there are existing municipal and private trails and recreational facilities. Starting in Hamilton, Topsfield, and Ipswich with Bradley Palmer, The Trustees of Reservations’ Appleton Farms and Grass Rides, Pingree School, and Patton Park, the NSNA intends to eventually branch out to connect the trail systems of the Discover Hamilton Trail, The Bay Circuit Trail, and other local trail networks in Wenham, Ipswich, and Topsfield.  

The NSNA benefits Essex County communities by leveraging existing trail and open space assets to provide winter recreational and athletic activities. Eventually the NSNA would like to work with local recreation departments to provide structured training and competitive winter opportunities for local youth.

Long Term Goals

  • Establish a rental or loaner ski program.
  • Connect to the Bay Circuit Trail.
  • Expand groomed trail network to include Sagamore Hill & other local trails.
  • Establish a local ski league.
  • Offer recreation department lessons and clinics.
  • Establish annual fundraiser ski event.
 

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Our BUSINESS PARTNERS


Thank You to Our Generous Donors

$10,000 and above

Title sponsor: Craft Sportswear

$5000 - $9999

Anonymous
Brotchie Capital Management
Catalano Architects
New England Biolabs

$500 - $4999

Thomas & Christine Beard
Sam & Tracey Byrne
Benjamin & Theresa Conway
Evans Family Foundation

Elena Foster & Hugh Foster Jr.
Institute for Savings
Lark Fine Foods
Kim McGovern & Frank Scherkenback

Patrick & Julie Riordan
Gregory Rodier
Catherine & Chris Scott
Sports Stop

$100 - $499

Peter Abdinoor
Adobe
Applied Material Foundation & Employees
Ernest & Linda Ashley
Timothy Bakland
Duncan Ballantyne
Brendan Banovic
Charles Brainard
Tod Brainard
Peter Castellucci
Corinne Cather & Raymond G. Falconer
Peter B. Clark & Marguerite T. Clark
William Charman
Anthony Codding
Cummings Properties
Chris Davis
Porter de Sieyes
David Dearborn
DESCO
Michael Dinsmore
Jim Dooling
Faith Emerson
Employees of Catalano Architects
Lynette Fallon & Gerard Fallon Jr.
James Fanning
Christopher Fauske
Joseph Geller
Charles G Gennis
Anne Gero
Kathleen Goeben
Don and Lucia Greenough
Craig Grimes
Randall Hackett
Bill Harrington

Jane Heck
Jan Heintzman-Lindsay
Frank Hertz
Barbara and Tom Hey
Mark Holland
Dag Holmboe
Gregory Horner
Stephen & Briane Horner
Thomas Hurwitch
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Andrew Johnsen
Marc Johnson & Yvonne Von Bodengraven
David King
Jodi Llacera Klein
Olaf Krohg
Diana Lannon
Brian Lawney
Molly Lawney
Daniel LeVan
Andrew Lindsay
Peter Locke
Robert Lockwood
Christine Lojko
Iris Louis
James MacLaughlin
Michael Madden
Constance McCrane
Katherine McMillan
Lisa McNamara
William Mead
Aaron Millett
Erica Mitchell
Matthew Mollo
Andrew Mott

Robert Mullaney
Louise Nelson
New Balance
Michael O’Hare
Sharon Pacione
Mary B. Partridge
George Pawle
Peter Phippen
Catherine Quill
Holly Regan
John & Jean Roccio
Thomas Rogers
Jane Roundy
David Santomenna & Ana K. Crespo
Peter Schibli
Ron Seger
Rue Sherwood
Michael Simpson
John Stanwood
Peter & Lindsey Strong
Peter Swain
Emily Thorne
Brian Tinger
James & Jane Trudeau
Erik Vigsnes
Jon Waisnor
Christopher Ward
Charles D Whitten
Nathan Williams
Cynthia & Michael Woods
Kent Wosepka
Richard Zeroka

$25 - $99

Thomas & Susan Ackerman
Ellen Arnold
Tom Bahr
James Barnes
Tara Berman
David Bertoni
James Braman
Martha Buchanan-Forte
Joseph Butler
Kristen Buxton
Alice Carback
Anne Carroll
Cameron Cogburn
James Cooney
Joshua Crosby
Patrick Curley
Alex Edwards
Lori Factor-Marcus
Sara Frye
GE Employee Matching
Stuart Goldberg

Stephanie Graber
Margaret Hansen
Beverly Harrison
Jorge Hernandez
Michelle Horgan
Amy Hourihan
Douglas Jansen
Claudia Johnson
Emily Kenney
John Kenney
Christopher LaPointe
Arthur LeBlanc
Lisa LeMoult Mason
Luc Levensohn
Ben Maguire
John Martin
Jacqueline McCarthy
Joan McClellan
Natalie Medici
Natasha Molnar
Russell Moser

William Moyer
Philip Murphy
Susan Parker-Sorlien
Nancy Peterson
Matthias Plum
Heather Robb
Randall Rydbeck
Christine Sandulli
Adam Segal
Karen Shorr
Donald Skinner
Adriana Stadecker
Alexander Strysky
James Style
Elizabeth Townsend
Mary Walsh
Ann Weeks
John Wigglesworth
Valerie B. Weener & Harvey Weener
Bill Yuhas