NSNA Friend Raiser Guests will have the opportunity to win one of our 3 door prizes as a THANK YOU for all of your support this past season. Prize 1: NSNA is delighted to announceRead More
Monday June 4th 5:00-10:00 pm at Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table.Read More
A timely groomer training session prepared our grooming team to mobilize quickly and efficiently for the first storm of the season on Dec. 9th. Here's a recap of the training session.
December 2nd an enthusiastic group of 12 volunteer hailing from Ipswich, Hamilton, and Manchester gathered at the Patton Homestead in Hamilton for annual trail grooming volunteer workshop.Read More
We are already getting the tracks in motion to purchase a second snowmobile.Read More
We are excited to announce our recently granted permission to provide groomed skiing in the Essex County Greenbelt Association’s Sagamore Hill Conservation Area!Read More
Our industrious volunteers built and installed a new sign kiosk at the west entrance to Bradley Palmer State Park.Read More
We are pleased to kick off our Fall Fundraiser! This year we’ve got a very special surprise for you, our supporters. We are partnering with our friends in our sister city of Jackson, NH to offer a deluxe Cross Country Ski and Stay package at the Wentworth Inn:Read More
Oct 7th was NSNA’s first volunteer trail maintenance day for the upcoming season. The work was coordinated in conjunction with the DCR and Essex County Greenbelt (ECTA).
A dozen volunteers tackled three projects: restoration work on the Asbury Loop Trail in Bradley Palmer, site preparation for installation of a sign kiosk in Bradley Palmer that was fabricated and donated by NSNA, and restoration work on ECGA’s Pingree Woodland Trail.
At Bradley Palmer, we worked to maintain the trail improvement project that we completed last year. Water bars were cleaned, and the trail surface was regraded. We will be doing some additional work with the help of the DCR on the upper section of the trail.
Volunteers also cleared an area for the new kiosk which will be located at the east end of the footbridge over the Ipswich River. The new kiosk will allow for a winter trail use map.
The Pingree Woodland Trail runs between Pingree School and Appleton Grass Rides. Our work was primarily the removal of boulders exposed on the trail surface. Last season, it was difficult for our groomer to get over the exposed boulders and skiers would often hit them while skiing. The boulders were removed and the holes were filled and compacted.
Our volunteers deserve a big thanks for the hard work they put in during the day. Thank you to William Mead, Scott Skinner, Andrew Mott, Chris Fauste, Tom Beard, Cindy Woods, Natalie Medici, Michael Woods, Brian Lawney, Greg Horner, Tom Catalano, and John Kenney!
Thinking of volunteering? We'd love to have you with us next time. Click below to sign up!
Our Craft Nordic wear fundraiser sale is now in full swing. We heard your questions and have done our best to answer below. Happy Shopping!Read More
For the second year in a row, North Shore Nordic Association, in partnership with Craft Sportswear, is pleased to offer cross country ski wear in our NSNA Web Store.Read More
NSNA supporter Dag Holmboe of Hamilton (by way of Sweden 😎) braving the summer sun roller skiing, to stay in shape for ski season.
Like Dag, NSNA is already planning for this winter: Stay tuned for upcoming trail work days and our NSNA gear shop.
You're invited to the second annual NSNA Friend Raiser Dinner on Monday, June 5th at the Ipwsich Ale Brewer's Table!Read More
Founding board member (and designer) Carol Catalano displays one of our new trail signs.Read More
Even without snow, North Shore Nordic is busy. Here, our newest board member and volunteer coordinator John Kenny leads a discussion of the myriad details that move this organization forward.Read More
A group of seven classic skiers hit Appleton trails and covered a quick seven miles Saturday morning.Read More
Make your tax-deductible gift now! If you donate $100 or more by the new year, you'll receive one of our popular North Shore Nordic Association embroidered hats from Craft Sportswear.
Show your community skiing pride and help us meet our fundraising goals for the season. Donate online, or mail your check to the following address:
North Shore Nordic Association
595 Highland Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982
With thanks from the board of the NSNA,
Support Trail Grooming in the North Shore this Season—Donate Now!Read More
We're gearing up for our second season—donate now!Read More
Let's get ready to ski! We're hoping for the snow to come any day now. In the meantime, our work continues: we have two volunteer days planned, and we need your help.Read More
October 29 was our first trail maintenance day for the upcoming winter season. We tackled a section of trail in Bradley Palmer State Park where a rough, sloped stretch would have prevented us from grooming. 14 hard-working volunteers joined us for 4 hours to remove large rocks, rake off debris, dig trenches, and install water bars to prevent the trail from washing out. To finish, we leveled the trail using material provided by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Now we'll have no problem grooming a trail along the south side of Bradley Palmer.
Take a peek at our slideshow of photos from the day. We hope this inspires more of you to join us next time. It's hard work, but it's also a lot of fun! And it will make for a better winter season for all. Sign up to volunteer below.
Best regards form the board of the NSNA,