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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.



NSNA Updates

Thanks to Our Trail Maintenance Volunteers!

Carol Catalano

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!