Cross-country skiing has been part of Five Fields Farm for a decade.
Our apple operation is smaller now and we are able to share our
location with others in the winter season. An elevation of 850 feet
helps put us on the right side of the "snow line". There
are no guarantees, but when it snows in the foothills of the White
Mountains, we usually have to shovel it.
Parking is where we formerly loaded trucks of fruit. Prepare for
your outing or warm up in our winterized retail stand. We have rental
equipment in all sizes including snowshoes. The trail system starts
on our back lawn. Looping around the orchards, it connects with
the logging roads between them. Links have been established with
lands owned by abutters including the Loon Echo Land Trust on Bald
Pate Mountain. While groomed trails do not extend to the summit
snowshoe hikers and more adventuresome skiers regularly make the
20 minute back-country trek for a view to the horizon including
numerous ponds and lakes.
Trails are largely one way, with bi-directional skiing only where
absolutely necessary. Guidance and terrain is available to start
the inexperienced, and the trail system is designed such that new
skiers will rapidly be able to access all portions.