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Great Brook Farm State Park

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Great Dairy Farm and Ice Cream

Attended a guided tour by Great Brook’s Dairy farmer who took us through the operation of the farm... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
CI815
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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nice walk in the woods

I went there on a nice sunny day. Hiked about 4 miles. Not all intersections are clearly marked... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
mjmaine
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Kittery, Maine
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984 Lowell St, Carlisle, MA 01741-1311
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PJFranklin
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I went there on a nice sunny day. Hiked about 4 miles. Not all intersections are clearly marked so I did some backtracking. I'm going back again and try some of the other trails. Stopped for an ice cream which was ok and over-priced.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mjmaine
Reviewed August 27, 2018

When I came back from a short mile walk, I was covered in ticks! It took me 1/2 hour to remove them all. Unfortunately, I missed one. 3 days later while taking a shower, I discovered it. I was all red and swollen where I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

This is a place that works for everyone. If you want to primarily visit the farm animals- that is easy to do- there are the standard goats, sheep and cows. Do plan on visiting when they are running a tour of the automated milking program-...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Whether young or old, fit or sedentary, you NEED to experience the beautiful nature trails. Stroll leisurely, or get your workout away from crowds. 900 acres. I frequently saw 0-2 others on the trails I used to walk my dogs, for 1-2 hours per day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kennethh577
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We can't wait to go back. There are many trails to walk, bike, or horseback riding and we only walked a few. The petting farm was fun. The goats are so cute and friendly and will eat right out of your hands. They have a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank mjbslb
Reviewed October 18, 2017

My husband and I have been here several times, and we always enjoy it. Since we are over 62, we paid a one-time fee ($10.00) for a parking pass, which is a nice perk! The walking trails go through wooded areas as well as by...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Trude W
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The trails at Great Brook are great. Nice variety: glacial features, bedrock outcrops, ponds, streams. The cow barn is interesting, especially high-tech milking machine. The rotating scratching brush is a nice touch. But (and this is why this place loses two stars), the cows have...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Donald G
Reviewed September 17, 2017

This is a beautiful place for a walk from spring thru fall but I especially like it in the fall when the leaves have started to turn. There are wide, smooth, not much elevation heart-healthy paths in the shade to wide smooth paths in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank clf27
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