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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.



Grooming Plan During Blizzard "Stella"

Trail & Grooming Updates

Grooming Plan During Blizzard "Stella"

Carol Catalano

Don’t put those skis away yet! We are grooming today! However, the changing forecast and rain/sleet mix may change our schedule. 

Our goal is to start as soon as there's e is 6” of snow on the ground, starting at Patton Park in Hamilton. The next stop will be Appleton Farms (from both the Dairy Store and the Highland Street lot).

When we get Appleton Farms far enough along, we are hoping to groom a few trails at Bradley Palmer State Park and Pingree School.

We are excited to be testing our new roller for the first time! The roller will allow us to cover more ground because we can groom at higher speeds. As the snow consolidates over the next days, we plan to visit each of the grooming areas several times to get better compaction and thus create better trail conditions. With rain and freezing temps expected, we may have some challenges in the short term before we can fine tune the conditions.

So, wax those skis and get ready for the snow!