The Acorn Trail at Great Brook Farm State Park - Hiking
Soft footing in the idyllic, Massachusetts countryside makes the Acorn Trail at Great Brook Farm State Park a favorite destination among local nature lovers.
The Acorn Trail is divided in three sections: Acorn Trail, Acorn South, and Acorn North. The combined length of all three is 3.0 miles. Hikers can opt for a shorter trip by choosing to walk just the main Acorn Trail.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Trails are short, well-marked, and never too far from civilization, making it almost impossible to lose your way. The terrain is mostly flat and with easy footing, making the trail suitable for hikers of all abilities.
Time To Complete
Able adults walking at a consistent pace should manage this 3-mile loop in under 1.5 hours. Those with younger children may want to set aside 1.5 hours or more.
Great Brook Farm State Park is open year round and accommodates several types of outdoor sports beyond hiking, including horseback riding, trail running, and mountain biking. During the winter, the park is ideal for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
- Coastal Paddling
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling