10 Best Places for Cross Country Skiing in Massachusetts

Looking for a place to strap on your XC skis and hit the snow for an adventure in a winter wonderland? Massachusetts has no shortage of fantastic spots for Nordic skiing. Try these popular destinations this year.

Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle, MA

Great Brook Farm State Park is one of Massachusetts’ beautiful natural parks. While it’s a fantastic place to enjoy during any season, in the winter, it has an extensive network of trails that is perfect for cross country skiing.

Weston Ski Track, Weston, MA

Most of Massachusetts’ cross country skiing destinations are at the mercy of the weather. Uniquely, though, Weston Ski Track has a snowmaking system that ensures that even if snow is sparse, there’s plenty on the ground for you to have a great Nordic skiing experience.

Notchview Cross Country Ski Area, Windsor, MA

The Notchview Cross Country Ski Area is one of best-known locales for cross country skiing as well as snowshoeing. This beautiful Windsor ski center has an impeccable 25 miles of groomed trails.

Maple Corner Farm, Granville, MA

Maple Corner Farm is an idyllic slice of Massachusetts where you can enjoy a stunning view with your refreshing Nordic ski trip. Both classic skiers and skate skiers are welcome on the 20 kilometers of groomed trails throughout this lovely property.

Northfield Mountain Ski Center, Northfield, MA

Northfield Mountain Ski Center is part of the FirstLight family of recreational areas. Located in Northfield, this popular ski center has over 25 miles of ski trails, and it hosts a variety of events throughout the winter and beyond.

Canterbury Farm, Becket, MA

For a quaint winter getaway, it doesn’t get any better than Canterbury Farm. This Nordic skiing center is also a cozy bed and breakfast that’s perfect for a romantic getaway or a family skiing trip.

Stump Sprouts Ski Touring Center, Charlemont, MA

You won’t be stumped as to why so many people love the Stump Sprouts Ski Touring Center when you stop in for your first visit. This stunning cross country skiing center offers a lovely locale for not only Nordic skiing but snowshoeing, snow biking, and more.

Borderland State Park, North Easton, MA

Not far from Boston, you’ll find the gorgeous Borderland State Park. This popular park is a perfect spot for an outing in nature during any season, but during the winter, its trails are ideal for cross country skiing.

Gates Pond, Berlin, MA

Gates Pond is a beautiful pond located in the Brewer Brook area. The majestic pond is encircled by a well-established trail that is fantastically suited to Nordic skiing.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, MA

If you’re in the Boston area, you may already know that the Boston Harbor Islands is a go-to recreational area for people who want a dose of green space. It’s a haven for cross country skiing in the winter as well, especially the gorgeous World’s End Trail.

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