Cross Country Ski or Snow-Shoe.

Come join us to x-country ski or snow-shoe free of charge and with free loaner equipment (limited quantity on a first come first serve basis). Maybe try out both. We will meet at 10:00.  When you arrive outside the gate, drive thru the gate to the end of road where you will find a rear parking lot and building. There should be at least 4 cars in the lot. Park here. We will then go inside and pick out your equipment. Those that already have equipment are equally welcome.  Saima Park has their own write-up about the event, which is below.

Hot chocolate and food available for purchase throughout the day.

National Weather Forecast for Saturday is: Mostly Sunny, with a high near 44. Hike leader: Richard Fallon, Home is[masked]-5564.

Pets may be allowed but use the contact info below.

Saima Park is a private park in Fitchburg that is owned and operated by the Finnish community in the area.

Directions from intersection of Rt. 2 and Rt. 12 in Leominster. 1.Head North toward Fitchburg on N Main St (Rt. 12), 1.5 mi. 2.Turn right onto Bemis Rd. 0.5 mi 3.Bear right to continue onto John Fitch Hwy 2.9 mi 4. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Rindge Rd 0.6 mi 5. Turn right onto Scott Rd Destination will be on the left 404 ft Finnish Center of Saima Park 61 Scott Rd Fitchburg, MA 01420

Siama Park's own write-up is below:

Saturday Feb 22. 10:00 a.m. -3:00 pm Open house for x-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Some equipment is available to borrow. Finnish Center at Saima Park, 61 Scott Rd., Fitchburg. For more information, call Veikko[masked] or email [masked]

Come and enjoy! FCSP Board of Directors

Also From 10a.m.-12p.m.: KNIT & CROCHET with Laura Henrikson WOODCARVING DEMO & EXHIBIT: Wood Carving/Burning Group from the Finnish Heritage Society Sovittaja in Rutland, MA

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  • Mai C

    Thank you Richard for hosting the event and it was great time with new and familiar faces! Hope to see everyone again soon!

    February 23, 2014

  • Sue H.

    Beautiful day!

    February 23, 2014

  • Ema K.

    A beautiful day for snow shoeing!

    February 22, 2014

  • Kevin S.

    Perfect weather. Good peeps. Thanks Carol for letting me use your snowshoes!

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Evelyn

    Had a great time.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Richard F.

    Great group of people and nice conversation.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Kathy H.

    Just had ACL/meniscus surgery see you guys when I am healed.

    February 21, 2014

  • Sue S.

    I'm going to pass on snow shoeing. Taking part with program. I'll see how the weather goes for Sat. See you there.

    February 21, 2014

  • Carol L.

    Hey Richard, you are going to be out numbered! Don't we have any men in this Meetup group????? :)

    February 20, 2014

    • Richard F.

      Carol, It would be my sincere pleasure to try to make up for any other lack of men.

      1 · February 20, 2014

    • Carol L.

      I should have said, Tough job but someone has to do it!

      February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn. Just signed up to go and then was asked to go hiking locally. Next time.

    February 20, 2014

    • Carol L.

      Sorry you can't make it Tom, we really need some more males on our meetup!!!!

      February 20, 2014

  • Diane

    So can u go on this excursion while I have all my own stuff ? I have snowshoes, cross country skis, microspikes etc.. Yes ?

    February 19, 2014

    • Carol L.

      Diane, you can use all your own equipment! See you there.

      February 20, 2014

  • Karen

    Really wish I could make it this weekend! Hoping there will be another one that works for me, before the season is over!

    February 19, 2014

  • Richard F.


    The trails are packed and groomed. No idea about the borrowed snowshoes although they tend to have lots of cross country skis.

    February 19, 2014

  • Bobbie S

    - Do you know if trails on your planned route are fairly well packed down? I find my metal snowshoes are breaking through in this deep snow. Rented modified Ojibwe snowshoes worked much better on Monday.
    - Do you happen to know what kind of borrowed snowshoes are available at Saima Park?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bobbie S

    February 19, 2014

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