At about 2 hours, the Acorn Trail is a relatively short hike. Yet it offers a surprising feel of being quite far from the big city, and although not a difficult hike, it will be a nice workout for seasoned hikers. This loop takes you through cultivated fields and woodlands, following a narrow and windy trail through the forest and up a small hill. There is one main climb into the forest, and the trail can be rocky in places.
We can get an ice cream after the hike at the farm!
Distance: about 3 miles
Elevation: Some ups and downs
Leashed dogs allowed.
Please bring: Hiking boots or shoes, backpack, water, snack, windproof/
waterproof jacket, insect repellent. Hat or bandanna recommended. Sustained rain or otherwise horrible weather cancels!
You can read more about the park and download a trail map HERE.
Great Brook Farm State Park is located in north-eastern Massachusetts.
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NOTE: We are meeting at the Parking Area on Lowell Road,
near the Barn and Ski Center.
From Rt. 128: Take exit 31B. Follow Route 225 West for 8 miles to the Carlisle center rotary, then turn right on Lowell St. (following the sign to Chelmsford.) Fern's Market is on the corner. The Park entrance is 2 miles ahead on the right. The Park Office (984 Lowell St) is just beyond the entrance also on the right. Make right hand turn onto North Road. Parking area is 1/2 mile down on left.
From the West (Route 2): Follow to Rt. 495 North. Use directions below.
From the North: Take 495 South to Exit 34. Follow Route 110 West for .6 miles to Chelmsford Center, continue through light onto Route 4 South for 1 mile, then take right fork onto Concord Road towards Carlisle. The Park office is 2 miles ahead on the left. The Park is just beyond the office , go left on North Rd, parking lot is 1/2 mile down on the left.
From the South: Take Rt. 495 North to exit 32 (Westford & To Route 225). At the bottom of the ramp go right. At the lights go straight through. At the T intersection go left (onto Rt. 225). Follow Rt. 225 till you reach the center of Carlisle (small rotary with monument in the middle). Go 3/4 of the way around the the rotary onto Lowell Street towards Chelmsford. The Entrance to the park is two miles down the road on the right. The Park Office (984 Lowell St) is just beyond the entrance also on the right
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following:
this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others;
you assume all risk associated with this activity;
you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity;
you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com;
the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and
you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.