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PO Box 2101
South Hamilton, MA 01982

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 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.



Saturday Afternoon Trail Report - Appleton Farms

Trail & Grooming Updates

Saturday Afternoon Trail Report - Appleton Farms

Carol Catalano

Late Saturday afternoon, the classic skiing at Appleton was superb with good coverage despite the warm temperatures. Even though we haven’t been able to groom for the last few days, the compacted base we groomed earlier in the week helped to preserve snow on the trails. Skiing was faster in the woods on shaded trails and a little slower in open fields exposed to sun. It was a beautiful day to be out, and the scenery was spectacular. We would expect the same conditions today, although some melting will likely occur with the warm temps. Enjoy the day!

Kristen, Hadley, and Finley

Kristen, Hadley, and Finley