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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.



Thank You!

NSNA Updates

Thank You!

Carol Catalano

Thank you to the 100+ donors who helped us reach our recent fundraising goal and $10,000 matching challenge!  We are fortunate to have support from beyond Hamilton-Wenham and Ipswich, including Topsfield, Beverly, Boxford, Manchester, Middleton, Essex, Gloucester, Lynn, Newburyport.

Thank you also to Institute for Savings, Brotchie Capital Management, and CRAFT Sportswear.

With your help we: 

  • purchased this utility snowmobile and groomer shown in the video above
  • secured 2 insurance policies for the equipment and liability
  • are creating trail signs and maps (currently in production)

Are we done? No!

Our next phase of work will focus on trail accessibility and maintenance.  Several bridges need modification or temporary ramps to allow the groomer to cross them, several road crossings are unsafe, and we are still pursuing land access on a few key connections for the trail network.   We are pursuing grant funds and corporate sponsors to support this work, and the annual costs of insurance, maintenance, etc.