As well as having 20 miles of hiking trails, Great Brook is a working
farm, with cows, goats, rabbits, sheep, geese and more.
Kids love to buy food from the quarter machines to feed the goats and
sheep. In the summer, there's an ice cream stand that makes some
of the best homemade ice cream in New England. This
is always a fun park to visit, even if you're not up for much hiking.
Barn tours run daily and public tours on weekends; both are available with reservations through the month of October. There are over 20 miles of trails available for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. During the winter months, cross-country skiing is available and one trail is lantern lit for a "mooon light" experience! The park is open year round from sunrise to sunset and is available to the public free of charge. The ice cream stand is open through the month of October.
For more information on Great Brook Farms from the Massachusetts State Parks and Recreation Dept., including a trail map, click here. This link will lead you to the source of the text excerpt and photo above. Animated footprints below are courtesy of gifs.net.