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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 Jan 6 Update

Trail & Grooming Updates

Saturday Jan 6 Update

Carol Catalano

Welcome to the weekend, skiers! We’ve got plenty of snow on the ground and a bright sun overhead! ❄️☀️❄️☀️

North Shore Nordic has been been grooming into the night Friday, however the wind has been fighting back hard in large, open fields. Despite our efforts, some fields have waves of drifting snow mid-field and deeper drifts at the leeward sides. Very dramatic to see in person. The wooded trails are beautiful.

The following trail areas have been skate groomed with roller, with some surfaced with corduroy. Some have set tracks - there is lots of good skiing to be had.

  • Appleton Farms: Lamson Field
  • Appleton Farms: Grassrides Trails
  • Pingree School Loop (blowing snow)
  • Harvard Forest- Pingree Woodlands
  • Bradley Palmer- Asbury Loop

Be sure to check back for additional updates.

Reportedly, the Dairy Store at Appleton Farms is offering free hot chocolate - a wonderful reward from The Trustees! 👏👏👏. Note that winds have scoured the snow from our typical trail to the Dairy Store, and skiing from the Dairy lot may not be practical.

Hope to see you out on the trails and remember to support North Shore Nordic with a donation!