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Cross-Country Ski Spots

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Whether you're an avid nordic skier or have just been thinking about giving it a whirl, we think these gorgeous spots will provide the perfect backdrop for an energizing, wintry day.

Appleton Farms, Ipswich & Hamilton
Explore the oldest continuously operating farm in the country as you ski along six miles of footpaths, farm roads, and part of the Bay Circuit Trail, that crisscross the pastoral landscape.

Bullitt Reservation, Ashfield
Pop on your skis and take a jaunt through an eye-pleasing blend of fields and farm buildings, mixed woodlands, and streams that form a crucial link in almost 3,000 acres of protected land.

Brooks Woodland Preserve, Petersham
Follow 13 miles of footpaths and old farm roads through a massive expanse of diverse forest of towering red oaks, hemlocks, and white pine. And if you want to keep going, you can connect to the adjacent North Common Meadow.

Copicut Woods, Fall River
When the snow flies, enjoy the relatively flat terrain and broad trails of Copicut Woods, the gateway to the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve.

Field Farm, Williamstown
Head out on four miles of trails with stunning views of the Berkshires – and take in the Modernist architecture that is the showpiece of this singular property. And, you can make a weekend of it at our Guest House at Field Farm.

Noon Hill, Medfield
In the heart of historic Medfield, discover woodlands, waters-edge views of the Charles River, and abundant wildlife – all as you ski along wooded trails that wind through the varied terrain.

Notchview, Windsor
You won't want to miss skiing Notchview's more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain in an idyllic escape for winter sport enthusiasts, especially cross-country skiers looking for a brisk outing.

Ravenswood Park, Gloucester
With 10 miles of carriage paths and trails that wind through the park, you'll have plenty of space to take in the shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and more.

World's End, Hingham
Meander along tree-lined carriage paths (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted!) and take in views of the Boston skyline and the Atlantic.