Cross Country Skiing at Great Brook

Bringing the finest cross country skiing to eastern Massachusetts 

Catch the spirit of winter at Great Brook Farm State Park!  Located only 25 miles from downtown Boston, Great Brook Ski Touring Center provides over 10 miles of machine-groomed trails for cross country skiing from December 1 to March 20, snow conditions permitting.

Great Brook Ski Area

The trails include all levels of difficulty and explore the beautiful landscape of farmland, forests, streams and ponds at 1,000-acre Great Brook Farm State Park.  Skiers can stride past fields and a working dairy farm on the easy Lantern Loop, venture through the quiet woods around Meadow Pond on the Pine Point Loop, or test their strengths on the hills of the more difficult Woodchuck Trai

- Roger

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Cost: 

Admission: $11.00

Rentals: Full Package Ski, Boots, and Poles are $14

Rental are Available onsite

We will have dinner/drinks afterwards at a local restaurant

Website:

http://www.greatbrookski.com/

Please check above link for more info

Park Directions 
Great Brook Farm State Park is located in north-eastern Massachusetts.

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. 


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  • David

    Great time out on the trails with everyone. I like a group that enjoys getting together after an event

    February 17, 2014

  • Doug

    Good Time

    February 16, 2014

  • Mike

    joined on the spur of the moment and had a great time. Amazed that so many made it to the restaurant

    February 15, 2014

  • Michael C. M.

    Fun XC skiing event for multiple ski levels from beginner to intermediate. Roger kept people together and Alan kept the advanced skiers entertained.

    February 15, 2014

  • Jill F.

    Hi Roger; I did not hook up with you at Great Brook because it was my first day skiing this year and I wanted to take it easy. Hope you had a good time after the meetup...maybe next time. Jill

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Doug

    Hope everyone makes it home safe..Had fun today!
    Thanks Roger.

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Roger L.

    Apres ski activities at margaritas in Bedford

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Peggy

    Sorry, I didn't get there. Started out, but light snow in my area caused me to turn around. Will look forward to next meetup

    February 15, 2014

  • Roger L.

    In the lodge at 4 to coordinate apres ski activities

    February 15, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry I didn't get a chance to change RSVP to no. Hope you're having a good time.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Michael C. M.

    MBTA access is commuter rail from North station 10AM to Lowell station, 16 bus from Kennedy Center to Marshalls Plaza, taxi 3.8 miles Great Brook and arrive 11:30AM.

    February 14, 2014

    • Michael C. M.

      Debra, I did not see your message until now. Would have had to leave Quincy before 9AM to make the train on time. Maybe next time. I will be the guy sliding around on the roads in 2007 Toyota Prius. Low roll resistance tires not intended for snow. http://www.hybridcars...­

      February 15, 2014

    • Debra S

      Mike, you should be okay the main roads (hwys,etc.) all clear and dry just the side small rds & prkg lots bit icy.

      February 15, 2014

  • Karen

    I'll definitely be there. Subaru does pretty well In snow. Did concord/ Carlisle get snow or rain in the last storm?

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Roger L.

      Ive rec'd mixed reports. We'll see when we get there. Mostly great reviews

      February 15, 2014

    • Debra S

      the area here near great brook got 8+inches new snow thurs but yes with rain afterwards. But the fellas' at the ski center do a fabulous job grooming the trails. http://www.greatbrook...­

      February 15, 2014

  • Roger L.

    The weather could be challenging for some. Most of the snow is supposed to be along the coast and start towards the end of daylight so we should be ok. But I understand if you can't make it. Please just update your RSVP if you can.
    thanks - Roger

    February 15, 2014

    • Michael C. M.

      Winter storm warning. ANOTHER WINTER STORM WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL THIS
      AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
      TO 5 AM EST SUNDAY. ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. http://forecast.weath...­

      February 15, 2014

    • Michael C. M.

      copy and paste, I do not write in all caps

      February 15, 2014

  • Doug

    FYI..1PM will be busy..I went at 10AM last weekend and when I got back at 12:30 there was a very long line for rentals..So people might want to get there early if they are renting.

    February 14, 2014

  • Roger L.

    Wow I love the turnout. Now please pray for cold air, fluffy snow and no rain

    February 13, 2014

    • Michael C. M.

      Saturday Snow, mainly after 1pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy fog between 1pm and 4pm. Patchy dense freezing fog after 4pm. High near 33. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. http://forecast.weath...­

      1 · February 14, 2014

    • Debra S

      Roger your liked my comment yesterday about the snow, but you jinked things mentioning the nasty 'r' word and it happened last night. Now the snow is wet & heavy. Hopefully the sun and the occassional dustings occurring + the center's fabulous grooming skills will make the trails nice for our big ski day.

      1 · February 14, 2014

  • Doug

    it's suppose to be in the 30's and 80% chance of snow..should be good..conditions were perfect last weekend.

    2 · February 13, 2014

  • David

    I could use a ride from someone Northshore

    February 11, 2014

    • Doug

      Hey Dave, if you still need a ride..send me your address.

      February 13, 2014

  • Klara M.

    Hi, would love to go but don't have a car - can I carpool with somebody and chip in for gass? I live in Boston (Mission Hill/Jamajca Plain)/ can take the T to meet you.

    February 11, 2014

    • Michael C. M.

      I'm in Quincy center. I could give you live from there

      February 12, 2014

    • Klara M.

      Thanks a lot for the offers - will come with Mike and see you all at Great Brook!

      1 · February 12, 2014

  • Mike

    I'll bring Klara

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Michael C. M.

    Anyone want to carpool from Quincy?

    February 11, 2014

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