Welcome to New England Ski for Light

Upcoming Trips & Events

Summer to Fall 2024 Day Trips

1. Walden Pond Day Hike

Location: Walden Pond

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024

Cost: $10.00

Organizer Contact: Susan Bueti Hill – 617-999-9384 – [email protected]

We’re hiking around Walden Pond and the surrounding trails. Mostly flat trails with minimal to moderate rocks and roots. Due to lack of cell service at this location, return trips should be prescheduled.

2. Hopkinton State Park Water Adventures

Location: Hopkinton State Park

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Cost: TBD

Organizer Contact
Minh Ha – 774-242-4860 – [email protected] 

Water Adventures at Hopkinton State Park: Join us for swimming and boating activities at this water park just 25 miles out of Boston. We will work to arrange carpools for this day-long outing. Plan for 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and come ready to spend a day with water fun for Visually Impaired Participants and guides. Carpools provided.

3. Blue Hills Reservation Day Hike

Location: Blue Hills Reservation – Milton, MA (exact address will be provided closer to the event)    

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024

Cost: $10

Organizer Contact: Bonnie Vegiard – 281-685-2132 – [email protected]

We are returning to Blue Hills Reservation for another great day of hiking. No carpools provided.

4. Harbor Islands Day Trip

Location: George’s Island (Departing from Long Wharf Ferry)

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 

Cost: TBD

Organizer Contact: Bonnie Vegiard – 281-685-2132 – [email protected]

Come explore Boston Harbor’s George’s Island! We will meet the ferry from Long Wharf in the morning. George’s Island has a flat walking trail, a fort to explore, and other activities we can do as a community. We expect to return in the evening. More exact times will be provided prior to the event.

5. World’s End Day Hike

Location: World’s End – Hingham, MA

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2024

Organizer Contact: Susan Bueti Hill – 617-999-9384 – [email protected]

World’s End is a small but lush nature preserve overlooking Hingham Harbor. There are 4.5 miles of easy-to-moderate trails available for exploring. No carpools provided.

Summer 2024 Wayside Inn Away Trip

6. Wayside Inn Weekend August Trip

Location: Wayside Inn, Bethlehem NH

Date: Friday, August 23, 2024 – Sunday, August 25, 2024

Cost: $295.00

Organzier Contacts
Joan Holcombe – 603-667-0818 – [email protected]
Jessie Mabry – 203-843-7030 – [email protected]

Includes 2 nights (double occupancy), 5 meals, and all activities.
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2024

We’re excited to spend a weekend in beautiful New Hampshire with all of you! We have time for a walk on Friday, a hike on Saturday, and the choice of rock climbing, kayaking, or tandem cycling on Sunday with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. 

Save the Date: Craftsbury, VT Winter Ski and Snowshoe Trip

Date: January 9-12, 2025

Our forms are now paperless! Access your form via the designated link below to complete and submit online. 

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Volunteer guides needed!

To volunteer please call or email us. Thank you!

Celebrating Volunteer Guide Diane Manganaro

ALT TEXT PHOTO: A quartet of smiling skiers, wearing winter attire and skis, clutch interlinking ski poles held out in front of them. To the left stands Diane Manganaro, wearing a vibrant orange ski bib bearing the word
Diane Manganaro (guide on the left)

New England Ski for Light as a thanks to our wonderful sighted guide volunteers and thanks to fundraising efforts from Martha Steele, Ferdinand Lauffer and Maurie Hill, are sponsoring Diane to guide at the Ski For Light International 2024 week in Rhinelander, Wisconsin where more than 200 guides and visually impaired participants will XC ski the full week.

To learn more about Diane and Ski For Light international click here


NESFL is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1977 to promote physical activity for blind and visually impaired participants through adaptive sports. Our mission is to provide a supportive atmosphere where visually impaired participants and sighted guides are paired to access outdoor sports. 

We run cross-country skiing and snowshoeing events in the winter and hiking, kayaking, and tandem cycling during the warmer months. Our events range from day trips in the greater Boston area to 2-4 day events throughout New England, including the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Northeast Kingdom of VT. 

We are based in New England, but our community spans the entire US. We pride ourselves on bringing people together in a fun and social environment where we share our passion for sports. Please join us!

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