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.
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 Trail.
The machine grooming at Great Brook leads the way with a wide, packed surface consisting of two sets of ski tracks and a smooth skating lane. Return to the ski touring center's rustic lodge, a renovated cow barn, to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a seat beside the wood stove. If you have never cross country skied before, rest assured that Great Brook's many easy trails are perfect for beginners. If you don't have cross country ski equipment, the ski touring center's huge rental inventory has every size. And if you are too busy during the day, try the night skiing by lantern light on Tuesday and Thursday evenings: it's truly unique! Whether you come for the family fun, the natural surroundings, or the physical exercise, Great Brook has a beautiful trail groomed for you. Buy a ticket and set your skis in motion... you'll be surprised where they can bring you.