Explore the most popular trails in Great Brook Farm State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Chosen by Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New England as Editor's Pick 2000, Great Brook Farm State Park stands as a jewel in northern Massachusetts! Agriculture has been part of Great Brook's history for centuries. Holsteins have been kept here for over 60 years and current farmer Mark Duffy continues the tradition with his black & white ladies. Native Americans used sections of Great Brook Farm as sacred sites. Seventeenth century cellar holes comprise "the city" where early English settlers worked one of numerous mill sites on the 1,000 acre park. Public tours are available Saturdays, Sundays and Monday holidays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Tours are available, by appointment, to school, preschool, camp, and other organized groups Monday-Wednesday May to October 7, 2009. There are over 20 miles of trails available for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. During the winter months, cross-country skiing is available and one trail is lantern lit for a "mooon light" experience! The ice cream stand is open through the month of October.

Beautiful little snowshoeing afternoon. Trees protecting us from the wind. We hardly saw anyone ..... place is a hidden gem ..... it does have country trails but those don’t go up into the hills.

Great little stroll in the woods, by ponds, and the dairy farm to say hello to cows, sheep, alpacas, and goats!

Bad ice in patches...went over...Apple Watch worked detecting my fall! Need to dig your heels in where you can, or better, come prepared with ice cleats.

Good place but some of roads are closed because of flood

Winter wonderland on these sweet trails. What a lovely afternoon.

Muddy in a few spots, but trails are in good condition overall! a little confusing to find from the start, but very nice trails and beautiful colors

Really nice loop, although very easy to get turned around and end up on the wrong trail. Sometimes clearly marked and sometimes not. All Trails will direct you to a very small parking lot, but I find it more convenient to park at the Farm’s ice cream stand—more space. There’s a kiosk for the $3 parking fee. Posted signs say dogs allowed off-leash if well controlled and within eyesight.

Flat loop with a few small hills. A few large erratics on the east side.

Very beautiful trail with paid parking lots. Directions can be a little confusing but keep to the signs. well maintained, dogs on leash, and friendly officers

over grown
4 months ago

one of the small loops around a corn field has not been mowed in a long time; it is VERY overgrown.

Very accessible location. Plenty of parking on a Saturday before Labor Day. Cost $3 to park. Actually distance of this loop was 5.5 miles. It took 4 novice hikers just under 2 hours. On the easy side of moderate. Some rocky sections and plenty of roots. Mostly wide trails and adequate signage. Plenty of options for shorter or longer paths. Nice ice cream shop on site. Also farm animals. Would definitely recommend.

This was a unique trail that started in woods by a pond, continues through a pretty mostly pine forest, went by a corn field and through a park-like area with wild flowers, crossed a road and then continued through rockier woods. There are MANY intersecting trails and it would have been almost impossible to stay on the right trails without this app. The app states that the shown trail is 4.7 miles but it was significantly more than that. I cut off quite a bit (at least 1.5 miles) and the app said I did 4.7 miles, confirmed by another app.

A hidden gem! Real pretty neck of the woods, with a nice wide main trail. This route ends up switching between several other intersecting trails, so can be easy to get lost on. Also heard a coyote. Overall though was very pretty with a nice variation of wooded trail, corn field, single track, wide trail, etc. Even the road to this site was a nice and amidst some pretty trees. There’s a neat little cabin at the end of the route.

Very pretty. Kind of chaotic at times with lots of path intersections. Marked fairly well, though.

Fun trail run, a few spots to be careful of your ankles and bring bug spray it’s a must

Great trail for an afternoon hike. Not very moderate. More easy.... Because there are so may trials and loops intertwined you really have to pay attention. Not all loops and trails have good signage.

Fun hike with kids (3 and 7) as there is plenty of space for them to run. It's one of our favorite places to hike!

Great trails and dog friendly which is always a plus. My dog and I enjoyed it very much. Would definitely recommend.

9 months ago

Good trail. Jumped a deer in the field

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