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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

Groomer training session- just in time!

Carol Catalano

A timely groomer training session prepared our grooming team to mobilize quickly and efficiently for the first storm of the season on Dec. 9th. Here's a recap of the training session.

 December 2nd an enthusiastic group of 12 volunteer hailing from Ipswich, Hamilton, and Manchester gathered at the Patton Homestead in Hamilton for annual trail grooming volunteer workshop.  The reunited grooming team  reviewed snowmobile, groomer, and trailer operation, safety precautions, troubleshooting, and grooming theory. Over coffee and donuts they shared stories of past grooming adversities (mechanical failures, drifting snow, and fallen trees- often late at night in bitter temperatures), and how they persevered to complete their shifts. Together, our dedicated groomers are committed to delivering the very best snow surface they can to our beautiful North Shore trails. As a completely volunteer-run organization, we are committed to providing our all of our fantastic groomers with the training and information they need to create the very best snow surface they can.

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