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Great Brook Farm State Park

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Great Brook Farm State Park

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Larry N M wrote a review Jun 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts3 contributions2 helpful votes
As a Cambridge resident, I just discovered this sanctuary yesterday and have walked 15 miles in two days. (It’s amazing how people will find so many things to criticize when this place seems nearly perfect.) Yes, the trails aren’t difficult nor varied but nonetheless beautiful and quiet. I’ve seen more garter snakes than people so far in my 5 hours of walking. Today it was 90 degrees before noon and I still managed to stay in the shade by staying mostly in the forests and pine trails, enjoying the scent. I love the softness of the ground, walking, jogging, and yes even skipping over the pine needles. Pretty cows were grazing in the meadow by the road, looking happily bovine. I hope to go back tomorrow, maybe this time with my pup. What’s not to like?
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Date of experience: June 2020
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James W wrote a review Nov 2019
Somers, New York1,162 contributions215 helpful votes
We went here for a walk in the woods, in late fall, after most of the leaves had fallen. It was a nice place to walk, many pine trees, also stands of beech and oak. But the trails are not super well marked, some pretty much not marked at all. Not sure how difficult it would be to provide better markings, but it would be nicer for sure. We had printed out a map ahead of time, which was a big help. The trails are pretty flat, terrain is not too varied. Scenery is not spectacular, but it was nice to look at the wetlands as we walked around. There were several short sections of boardwalk, which were also nice, so we didn't have to wade through the swamp. Altogether, kind of an average park, room to walk around in, but nothing really spectacular to see. We skipped the dairy barn, maybe next time!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Elliot wrote a review Oct 2019
Mount Gilead, Ohio170 contributions178 helpful votes
This is a very interesting place to learn about how a local dairy farm operates. This farm is part of the Cabot Cooperative, meaning that the milk produced here is used to produce the finest cheese in Vermont (or New England). The facilities are extremely high tech and modern here, and the cows are treated very well and are pampered. It is definitely worth doing a tour here to learn about it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Paul Franklin wrote a review Jul 2019
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AVOID THE ICE CREAM STAND AT ALL COSTS!!! Very rude old woman who works there or runs the stand. I've seen her yelling at kids for no reason. Who does that?! Especially in that environment.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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CI815 wrote a review Oct 2018
Wayland, Massachusetts304 contributions73 helpful votes
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Attended a guided tour by Great Brook’s Dairy farmer who took us through the operation of the farm and the daily life of a dairy cow. Impressed by how well they care for the animals. Observing the automated milking process was very interesting. Highlights of the tour included up close visits with young calves and a stop for ice cream at the end of our visit. (FYI - try the ice cream flight sampler of 5 flavors). Perfect way to spend at fall day. The state park is also a lovely place for walking and pooches.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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