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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

October 29 was our first trail maintenance day for the upcoming winter season. We tackled a section of trail in Bradley Palmer State Park where a rough, sloped stretch would have prevented us from grooming. 14 hard-working volunteers joined us for 4 hours to remove large rocks, rake off debris, dig trenches, and install water bars to prevent the trail from washing out. To finish, we leveled the trail using material provided by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Now we'll have no problem grooming a trail along the south side of Bradley Palmer.

Take a peek at our slideshow of photos from the day. We hope this inspires more of you to join us next time. It's hard work, but it's also a lot of fun! And it will make for a better winter season for all. Sign up to volunteer below.

Best regards form the board of the NSNA,

Tom Catalano
Carol Catalano
Ernest Ashley
Bob Carroll
Greg Horner
Deborah Logan
Eric Schenker
Jim Trudeau


Our Goals for this Season

Carol Catalano

Cooling Autumn weather is getting us in the mood for a (hopefully) snowy winter here at North Shore Nordic. We can't wait to be out on the trails with you this season, and we're preparing to get our community ski trail grooming operation into gear.

What makes it all possible is your generous donations to our fundraising efforts, including the one we have going on right now: our sale of custom Nordic wear from Craft. Order yours today!

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Gear Up for Snow!

Carol Catalano

It may be in the 80s today, but we here at North Shore Nordic believe it's never too early to dream about bundling up for some cross country skiing. Stay with us for some exciting news coming soon!

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Thanks to All Who Made Our First Friend Raiser Dinner a Huge Success!

Carol Catalano

Nearly 100 of our friends and neighbors came to our inaugural Friend Raiser Dinner to meet each other, share enthusiasm for winter sports, take part in a raffle for great prizes, and celebrate a successful first season for North Shore Nordic Association's community ski trail grooming program. We have many people and organizations to thank for helping us put together such a fun event.

Firstly, we'd like to thank the Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table for graciously hosting all of us, and for donating a portion of the night's proceeds to help fund our next season.

We'd also like to recognize those who donated our excellent raffle prizes. Thank you to One Way Sport for providing the roller skis and poles. Thank you to the Trustees for offering the one year membership, including the parking pass to Crane's beach. And, thank you to Lark Fine Foods for donating the gift box of handcrafted cookies.

A big thanks is due to Speedpro Boston North, who donated the printing of our posters, and banner.

Finally, none of this would have been possible without our generous corporate sponsors. Our gratitude goes to Craft Sportswear, Brotchie Capital Management, and Catalano Architects.

Enjoy the warm weather, but hope for lots of snow this winter! We'll see you on the trails.

NSNA/Craft hats are in!

Carol Catalano

We’re excited to say our first edition NSNA/Craft hats are finally ready! We will be personally distributing the hats to donors who contributed $100 or more during our matching challenge.

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Thank You!

Carol Catalano

Thank you to the 100+ donors who helped us reach our recent fundraising goal and $10,000 matching challenge!

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.

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NSNA's New FAQ Page

Carol Catalano

We are continually tweaking, editing, and updating our site to provide current and detailed information to our community regarding our groomed trail initiative. To make answers a little easier to find, we've added a FAQ page to our website. 

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