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.