The Trustees of Reservations Southborough, Massachusetts 01772Official Website
The scenic woodlands and rolling fields of Chestnut Hill Farm are true to its heritage as a working farm, saved from development in the 1960s through the dedication of a local family. Stone walls frame fields and pastures across 170 acres. Loop trails wind through upland forests and along the edges of freshwater wetlands. Meanwhile, designated bird reserves allow for a safe nesting habitat for Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and other ground-nesting species beneath a wide-open sky.
Follow a gentle cart path from the parking area through fields of hay, alfalfa, and vegetables into woods dominated by oak, red maple, and white pine to the covered embankment of the Hultman Aqueduct, which provides a backup route for Boston’s water supply from the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs.
The farm runs its popular, certified organic CSA from early summer through early winter, and provides a wealth of programming and events with a focus on helping families connect with nature, animals, and the working farm. A rustic seasonal farm stand is also open to the public throughout the year.
Two miles of trails. Easy walking. Please remember that this is a working farm landscape. Please stay on marked trails and away from any equipment or livestock that you may see. Fences should be presumed to be electrified. Dog walking, horseback riding, motorized vehicles, and mountain biking are not permitted on the property.
The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Chestnut Hill Farm.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
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Last updated December 8, 2023