Years Operational Unknown
||Many thanks to Doug
Reckard, who first alerted us to this lost area in Northwood. He was
able to get an image of a poster of the Ski Tow from the Northwood
Historical Society, which is on the left. As you can see, it had a 650'
tow, a "shack", lunches, and was open weekends. I went to Boy Scout Camp
at Camp Wah-Tut-Ca in Northwood, which was located just a few miles from
the location of the tow.
Here's what Doug found out:
I've learned very little about the area. I've spoken with people who remember sledding on the hill and with two who vaguely remembered a rope tow. They can only guess that it was in the late '20s, early '30s. The hill is still mowed and not overgrown, but there's no sign of tow machinery or a "shack". The hill is just off Route 4 on Upper Deerfield Road and offers a nice view of Saddleback Mountain, and perhaps the Pawtuckaways beyond, but it suffers from a southern exposure and a rock wall toward the bottom.
If you remember this ski area and have more info, just let us know.
Last updated: April 29, 2007
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