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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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Great Place to Enjoy Winter Hiking

Went on a hike there this weekend with Outdoor RX, which is a part of the Appalachian Mountain Club. There was snow on the trail but everything was still very navigable with snow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Franklin, Massachusetts
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a hike there this weekend with Outdoor RX, which is a part of the Appalachian Mountain Club. There was snow on the trail but everything was still very navigable with snow boots. There were some in our group with snow shoes too. We passed many people also out enjoying the sunshine this past weekend. It was nice that... More 

Thank sunnysal
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

So many choices for trails. Some hills, but mostly wide walkable trails. Some evidence of horses, but easy to avoid! Look up trail maps ahead of time to plot your route.

Thank laurad9292
Natick, MA
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98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I have skied the well-maintained cross country trails at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle a few times. To celebrate our winter of record snowfall, I coaxed a friend to join me for an evening of skiing along the lantern lit trails. It was comical as our middle-aged eyes adjusted to the darkness on the trails, while skate skiers zipped by... More 

Thank HMFoodie
Boulder, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

Thank AndyinBoulder
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Victoria N
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Debbie K
Brattleboro, Vermont
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brodie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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!

Thank RendellFan
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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