Great Brook Farm State Park

Carlisle, Massachusetts

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Located in the town of Carlisle, about 12 miles north of Concord, 25 miles northwest of Boston. The terrain is relatively flat, with small hills. Some of the single-track trails have short, steep ascents, and the pipeline to the north has longer climbs and descents in it. There are restrooms, water, and ice cream at the trailhead. All other services are available in nearby towns like Carlisle, Lincoln, Bedford, and Concord. This park is popular among hikers and horseback riders, as well as cross-country skiers. The moderate 8-mile ride in this book will first take you past wetlands, where peeper frogs call insistently in the spring. Along the Woodchuck Trail (to the east), you can then cruise past hundreds of bright-green pine saplings growing under their cathedral-like progenitors.
Mountain Biking Southern New England

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Mountain Biking Southern New England

by Paul Angiolillo (Falcon Guides)

Located in the town of Carlisle, about 12 miles north of Concord, 25 miles northwest of Boston. The terrain is relatively flat, with small hills. Some of the single-track trails have short, steep ascents, and the pipeline to the north has longer climbs and descents in it.

There are restrooms, water, and ice cream at the trailhead. All other services are available in nearby towns like Carlisle, Lincoln, Bedford, and Concord. This park is popular among hikers and horseback riders, as well as cross-country skiers. The moderate 8-mile ride in this book will first take you past wetlands, where peeper frogs call insistently in the spring. Along the Woodchuck Trail (to the east), you can then cruise past hundreds of bright-green pine saplings growing under their cathedral-like progenitors.

©  Paul Angiolillo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Carlisle
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Summer and fall are best. Winter is usually reserved for cross-country skiers.
Local Contacts: Great Brook Farm State Park 978-369-3391
Local Maps: Maps are stocked in a box at the main parking lot.
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Brook Farm State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

5/18/2003
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This is an afternoon trail. For 2 hours of light to moderate Mountain biking. The trail is 8 miles long but loops a lot, so to bike the 8 miles you have to go back to where you started 3-4 times at least. The longest and nicest part of the trail goes south toward the Hearbreak Hill, even this one is only moderate in intensity. Compared to Lynn Reserve Forest, this trail is much easier, closest to Boston downtown and ideal for an afternoon escapade. If you have kids, that's the place to go. The farm have a lot of animals and it's fun. The icecream stand is nice and the cow watching is entertaining. They milk the cows at 6h30pm.



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