Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield and Hamilton, MA
Posted by: bctrail
N 42° 39.170 W 070° 54.682
19T E 343330 N 4724034
Quick Description: This 721-acre former estate provides recreation for adults and kids of all ages. It features miles of serene forest trails, acres of meadows and spectacular rhododendrons.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2009 4:25:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM6QCF
With a mile of the Ipswich River running along its north side, this 721 acre park has features to appeal to almost everyone. Weekends bring out many canoeists and kayakers. There is a 1.5 mile paved road running through it with virtually no traffic. It is used by joggers, bicyclists, and families just out for a stroll.
Discover Hamilton Trail
Bay Circuit Trail
both go through the park. The Hamilton-Topsfield town line zigzags through the Park, generally from north to south. The survey posts at each zig and zag are
. Be sure to pick up a park guide and trail map, either from their web site, or at the Park headquarters.
The $5 fee applies only to the wadding pool and picnic areas. The remainder of the park is free.
Also located in the Park, but administered separately, is the
, the former residence of Bradley Palmer.