Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle

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Great Brook Farm State Park is a Massachusetts day-use state park located in the town of Carlisle. It features an active dairy farm as well as various recreational opportunities. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.Activities and amenitiesThe park has of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and equestrian use. Canoeing and fishing are offered on Meadow Pond. Tours of the dairy farm are available from May to October.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 woo...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Beautiful hikes & biking trails along a farm. There is also an ice cream stand with benches over looking a small pond and the farm. The machine that you pay to park was a little confusing. I ended up paying twice by accident. I saw someone as I pulled up that seemed to have trouble with it also. I didn't realize the ticket falls out of the bottom slot. So if you think you paid look below at the slot for a ticket. It's $2 a ticket to park. The trails were very clean and scenic.
  • We always have a great time when we come here! Our usual routine is a hike followed by ice cream! The trails are always well marked and clean. We spoke to the park ranger who said the trail markers have been newly marked. You can tell! I've cream is always great too!
  • Whether your touring the farm and smart-barn, ripping through Tophet Swamp on your mountain bike, hiking the lovely trails, falling off your mountain bike on Stone Row, or just eating some ice cream and enjoying the farm animals, Great Brook Farm has something for everyone! At only $3 for parking, GBFM is among the cheapest parks in the state to spend a day at. Dogs and equestrians welcome. The parking machines can be a little confusing, so make sure you get a proper pass (30-minute free ice cream passes available too!), and don't forget to say hi to the ranger.
  • Great expanse of land that's so close to the city there's literally no excuse not to go. Paths are clearly marked to and from the visitors center and its not too difficult to get around the farm. The ice cream at the end was worth the few hours hike throughout the area.
  • Just a great place to spend the afternoon. The trails are great and varied. I loved the tour of the farm and seeing how they are keeping agriculture alive. Plus... Ice cream.

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