Featured CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
Near Granville in the foothills of the Berkshires, the Maple Corner Farm maintains 20 km of winding cross country ski trails. These nordic trails are groomed for both classical and skate skiing.
West of Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, the 7,800 acre Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest has plenty of backcountry trails. Near West Hawley, the Stump Sprouts XC Center has 18 km of groomed track.
Northeast of Greenfield near the town of Northfield, the Northfield Mountain Cross-Country Ski Area has 40 km of meticulously groomed skating and in-line tracks. After tracking up the mountain via snow-covered access roads, a great route down is on the Sidewinder Trail. This track traverses across the mountain through open hillside forest, and then dips into Told-Ya-So Pass through steep evergreens and glades.
Near Windsor, the 3,000 acre Notchview Reservation has 17km of groomed cross country ski tracks above 2,000 feet for reliable snow. It is located on SR8 east of Pittsfield.
Southeast of Boston and southwest of Plymouth, the 14,600 acre Myles Standish State Forest is laced with miles of cross country skiing trails and paths through gently rolling pine forest. Theres also a 22 mile paved multi-purpose trail that is great for skiing with enough snow coverage.
South of Worcester on the tri-state border, the 4,600 acre Douglas State Forest has 30+ miles of cross country skiing trails and jeep roads. The forest is on a plateau with no major hills and a total elevation variation of around 300 feet.