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Great Brook Farm State Park

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Address: 984 Lowell St., Carlisle, MA 01741
Phone Number: 978 369-6312
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XC skiing & hot chocolate in Winter, hiking & ice cream in Summer!

This is one of my favorite parks in the Boston-metro area and I've been to many! The best part about Great Brook is that is open all year round and supports facilities that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Boulder, Colorado
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Without an appointment you can't see the animals or smart barn on weekdays. You can on weekends. The ice cream alone is worth the trip

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite parks in the Boston-metro area and I've been to many! The best part about Great Brook is that is open all year round and supports facilities that support the season. In winter, Great Brook turns it hiking trails into cross-country skiing trails and the farm turns into a festive chalet where families and friends... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is wonderful for all seasons. You can buy a state park pass for $30 & uses it for every park in Ma. My only complaint is they don't let you hike on most of the trails in the winter because they groom trails for skiing. But they do run a snowmobile on the walking trails which makes it... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Visiting March 4th during a weekday there was still quite a bit of snow. The staff were helpful, the Ski trails are well groomed and varying in abilities. As intermediate skiiers, we really enjoyed skiing here. We are planning to go back to night ski; we were informed that there is a Lantern Loop that is lite in the evening... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We take our dogs here for hikes (and sometimes hike on our own). The park is large, has a variety of terrains, and in the summer the ice cream place is open (Tasty but pricey!). I feel lucky to live near Great Brook Farm!

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you are visiting around here, you are likely seeing family, riding a bike, or a history buff. It's not an out-of-towner destination, but definitely a nice place to visit if you are in the area already. If you live near here, you should have been here already! Here is why Miles and miles of trails, some used by hikers,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We come with our three year old often. Great Brook has many trails, a large grassy area with picnic tables, a pond with fish and frogs to watch, and clean restrooms on site. Best of all, though, is the on site dairy farm complete with delicious homemade ice cream! There are rabbits, cows, chickens, goats and pigs to look at... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I wasn't overly impressed with Great Brook Farm. It was a bit of a wet day but my partner and I and our Basenji were hopeful that we'd find some great trails. We found a ton of aggressive mosquitoes that plagued us for the entire walk. Not fun at all. We did two trails and were not that impressed. There... More 

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Chelmsford, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I love the variety of trails and the ice cream for post-walk treat! We head over here any time we want to go for a walk... One of our regular choices for a family outing.

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Concord,MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

this is a great place with miles of trails. Be aware that on weekend after new snow fall it can be extremely crowded- not really a problem if you take to the more advanced woodland trails- but it can be a challenge in the parking lot from mid morning to say 3 pm. Lantern night skiing available. Personally if you... More 

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