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Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest

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Location
Topsfield,  
MASSACHUSETTS
From You5257.08 Mi
Local TipsParks close at sundown. Good idea to bring a map of both parks for first time running visitors if you plan to really venture off into the woods.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-06-23
Created ByStephanieCase
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
Features
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Single-Track
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance11-14
Volume of Use
DescriptionNeed a great place to run/hike/bike/walk in the North Shore area? These two parks are great. I put these two together because they are side-by-side and if you combine the two, it makes for a really good long run. Running in either park is great, too, but you can think of them as one destination. Miles and miles of wooded trails in both. There are neat little bridges and river crossings (over a bridge, not through the water ;) ) make it a really awesome New England trail adventure.

The two parks connect from the trails. You just have to make one easy road crossing.

The trails are awesome, but if you want to do a workout on the roads, the roads around there are super great for tempo-runs, or just for a long run, too. Or, mix and match!

This place is a really fun runner's playground!

Trail map and more information for Bradley Palmer: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/brad.htm

Trail map and more information for Willowdale: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/wild.htm

Have fun!
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