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Great Brook Farm State Park

984 Lowell St., Carlisle, MA 01741
978 369-6312
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Carlisle
Type: State Parks
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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360 reviews 360 reviews
51 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
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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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

With almost 1000 acres of conservation land, Great Brook State Park is a terrific destination for families or individuals looking to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city. There are countless wooded paths to explore on foot or on mountain bike, and it's a dog-friendly place for the most part. Bring your bug spray, as the mosquitoes... More

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massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great place to go on a nice day with your family. There are easy walking trails, a little pond, ice cream stand (very good ice cream) Tours are well worth doing with kids - you get to see the cows being milked, see the babies/calves and learn about a working farm. Be warned, do not stand behind the cows or... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

It is a very pleasant park. Have been here in all kinds of weather. You just need to keep an eye out for horse manure as there are often horses making their way through the park.

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Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I love this place anytime of year. There is always something new to see and/or do. Most of my experiences here are during the spring, summer and fall months and I usually go very early in the morning with my dogs. The number and variety of trails is significant - enabling you to really change up your route and create... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Visited this DCR run park for the first time. There is a modest ski touring Center with friendly, helpful young people, who manage the X-country ski, snowshoe and child' pull sled rentals. Trails looked well groomed and a trail pass for adults were $10.00/day, with ski and snowshoe rentals at $13/day. Snowshoers are welcomed at no charge to use the... More

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Chelmsford, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Many local people come here to walk, run, or bike ride the many miles of trails throughout this public farm. Horsemen (and women) come here too -- there is a steeplechase course. It has the quintessential New England Farm feel to it -- a very restful place to walk. Many a scout troop has done a five mile hike here... More

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Many, many different flavors of ice cream. See the animals while you eat - pigs, ducks, lambs, goats, cows and many nmore species. Anuimal foor vending machines give you plenty of hand food fo the kids to feed the anilmals. Nice take any time of day. After ice cream go for a walk in the Carlisle State forest - miles... More

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