Adams Farm features over 10 miles of trails. It’s easily accessible from Rte 109, and there is ample parking. Go for a nice, tranquil hike or bring your mountain bike–this is a great place to get your children started on off-road biking!
HOW TO GET THERE
999 North St.
Pull into the long entrance and park by the red barn. There is plenty of parking in the lot, but you can park along the access road if necessary. There is a useful port-a-potty by the tail head. This is a very popular spot for people with dogs, and even though they are supposed to be leashed, the rules aren’t always followed. However, the dogs seem to mainly be a problem close to the trail head in the fields. Out on the trails, dogs are not as ubiquitous. Adams Farm is also a mountain biking hub. This is a phenomenal place to take your kids off-roading for the first time. We’ve even seen kids on balance bikes cruising the trails with their family!
TRAIL DESCRIPTION & MAP:
We like the blue loop. It’s well-labeled, wide, and relatively flat and smooth.
Rated on a scale of 1 (difficult/not good) to 5 (easy/awesome!)
P – Parking & Access – 5 (The lot is plenty big, but when it’s full, you can park along the long access road)
I – Interest Level – 2 (Honestly, this is just a fun, easy, relaxing hike, but, because of that, the interest level is not as high as other places. It’s still beautiful, however, and there is just enough to keep little ones entertained: a field, some streams, and a few boulders to climb on. Plus–all the dogs to see and pet!)
N – Navigation – 5 (Super easy to follow the trail. It’s well marked all the way.)
T – Terrain – 5 (Wide trails, flat, not much in the way of roots and obstacles. You could easily navigate the blue loop with a jogging stroller.)
The P.I.N.T. Score represents our opinions on this trail. It reflects our experience, perception, and physical health. Therefore, the scores are not intended to be expert advice, nor will they be accurate for everyone: we cannot judge what may or may not be appropriate for each individual’s different abilities. Consult a physician or medical expert before attempting any new physical activity. Hiking contains inherent hazards, so hike at your own risk. You should always make your own decisions about what level of physical activity is appropriate for you and your family. Weather and other factors may affect trail conditions. Remember, trail conditions may change suddenly and drastically at any time.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- The area around the barn is just cool. My kids enjoyed running all around the surrounding fields and checking out the numerous dogs.
- There is a fun stream/ wet area. We like to stop and play with the water a bit; this usually means we throw rocks and sticks into the stream!
- Keep your eye out for some fun boulders to climb near the end of the loop (if you go clockwise).