Outdoor Recreation

Cross-Country Skiing

Choose from one of many perfect winter spots for cross-country skiing this winter.

Choose from one of many perfect winter spots for cross-country skiing this winter. We have several gorgeous locations that are the perfect backdrop!

Whether you’re an avid Nordic skier or a beginner, we have the perfect trails for an energizing, wintry day.

Groomed Trails

Notchview: Windsor, MA

Ski Notchview this winter and enjoy over 17 kilometers of trails. For information on season passes, tickets, rentals, and lessons, please click below:

Ski Notchview

Appleton Farms & Appleton Farms Grass Rides: Ipswich and Hamilton, MA

Enjoy nordic skiing on the North Shore at one of America’s oldest continuously operating farms, at Appleton Farms in Ipswich. Whenever there is snow on the ground, this 1,000 acre pastoral landscape turns into an idyllic and ideal cross-country skiing destination, with an extensive network of trails through woods and over dormant fields and pastures.

The miles of trails are groomed by our partners at North Shore Nordic Association, a volunteer-run organization that brings community ski trail grooming to the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Trustees Members may visit and ski for free, nonmembers only need to pay the nominal parking fee. No other ticket purchase or reservation is required.

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