Green Woodlands ("Cummings Pond Lyme NH" in Google Maps):
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: it's usually the best xc skiing around.
Maintained by a philantropist (and wonderful couple), the only fee is a smile to those you pass skiing.
It is not like a full service xc center (no passes, no office to ask questions), but more than usual back-country as the trails are groomed and tracked,
there are warming cabins with stoves, trail maps at most intersections, and you'll usually find lots of friendly nordic skiers there.
About 8mi East of Lyme. From Lyme NH go E on Dorchester Rd, then turn left just before the Dartmouth Skiway (continuing on Dorchester Rd)
and go to the end of the plowed road, passing the snowmobile trail parking on the right (a separate mostly well separated network). Ski parking is on the left, just shy of Cummings Pond on Dorchester Road.
All-wheel drive may be needed in some conditions. Drive from Hulbert is a little over half an hour.
APPROXIMATE GPS coordinates of parking: 43.777610, -72.021665 Or put "Cummings Pond Lyme NH" in Google Maps, and park at the end of the road, just shy of Cummings Pond.
But be sure to pre-load directions - there is NO CELL PHONE SERVICE there.
Green Woodlands 2019 Trail Map
Free day-loaner skis and boots of many sizes are available in a barn at the edge of Cummings Pond, but that is about a mile walk from parking.
Bradford VT area (10 minute drive).
Hanover NH/Norwich VT area (~20 minute drive South)
- Challenge Outdoor reported to have groomed trails for Oxbow school system.
Wright's Mountain Trails for skiing and snowshoeing; Bradford's highest peak.
Hartland VT (~40 minute drive South).
An extensive network of
classic tracked trials through private property. This includes the
groomed trail system at Cobb Hill cohousing,
where dancers Julianne, John, and Marta live.