Contact Us

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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.



Trails & Map

Here you will find a map of our proposed groomed trail network. In the future we hope to expand this to include other trails in the area and neighboring communities.

groomed trail network

This map shows all trails that are currently part of our network. Appleton Farms is our primary focus and will be groomed first. Not all trails may be groomed at any given time. Too see the latest trail conditions, please check our grooming updates.

Using the trail map with GPS on your phone:

Our trail map was created in Google Maps. To see your location on the map with your phone's GPS you will need a Google account and the Google maps app (standard on Android, for iPhone download the app in the iTunes App Store).

  1. Click to highlight the star that appears to the right of the title "NSNA Trail Map". This saves the map in your Google account.

  2. Open the Google Maps app on your phone.

  3. Open the menu (by selecting the three lines in the upper left).

  4. In the menu, select "Your places".

  5. Under "Your places", navigate to "Maps".

  6. "NSNA Trail Map" will appear under "Maps". Select it to view. If your GPS is enabled, your location on the trails will be visible!

Legend/Reading the Map

Clicking on the pull-out menu to the left of the title "NSNA Trail Map" will show a legend:

  • Trailheads are marked with a skier icon. Some connect with a parking area, while others indicate where a trail intersects a road (these areas do not have parking).

  • Parking areas are marked with a P

  • Trails are grouped by area and listed by name. Clicking on a name will zoom the map to that trail.

Clicking on a trail will show the following data:

  • Trail name

  • Length of trail

  • Elevation minimum and maximum (above sea level)