Great Brook Farm State Park

South Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824

Great Brook Farm State Park

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"Great Brook Farm offers a wide variety of flora and fauna for nature study and groomed trails for cross-country skiing."

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Best Hikes With Dogs Boston & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jenna Ringelheim
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"Great Brook Farm State Park is a reminder of what eastern Massachusetts agricultural landscape used to look like. An array of open fields, stone walls, dense woodlands, and historic buildings are iconic images of the past that still thrives today at this state park. Amid the beautiful scenery lie twenty miles of trails for you and your dog to enjoy. Although the park offers endless trails to explore, the Pine Point Loop is a good place to take your dog on a fine summer day. As the name implies, while rambling around Meadow Pond much of the trail is well shaded by towering white pines." Read more
Snowshoe Routes: New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Diane Bair & Pamela Wright
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"After a heavy, wet snow, Great Brook can be like a kayaking trip through Florida’s mangrove swa1nps-a lovely, tangled adventure. You’ll tunnel your way under dense canopies of brush, and duck under arbors of snowy limbs, to emerge near wide-open pastures. Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly like kayaking amidst the mangroves, but it is a similar sensation when the conditions are right! A mere forty-minute ride from Boston, this is a rather unusual state park among the 100-plus parks and state reservations in Massachusetts. Until 1974, the 1000-acre property was a private home and dairy farm. Then the park service purchased it to preserve a little piece of New England’s farming history. You’ll discover some old stone walis as you wander the main trail. Even older stone walis, dating back to the 16008, may be seen on the other side of the park, in an area called “The City."" Read more

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Have snowshoed and hiked the trails. Good for all ages. Trails well marked.
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Trail Information

South Chelmsford
Nearby City
3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Billerica
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Dec 2018