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Fork Factory Brook
metro-west Medfield, MA
135 acres
Photo Credit: G. Randolph

Follow a network of trails through wetland, hayfields, and wooded upland to discover views and the foundations of an historic mill.

What makes Fork Factory Brook a special place?
The trails here run over an unexpected diversity of landscapes: wetland, hay fields of the former Long Acre Farm, and wooded hillsides offering views of the surrounding area, and the remains of a 19th-century pitchfork mill. Part of a much larger original farm holding, the fields of Long Acre Farm have been in agriculture for at least 300 years. Throughout the 18th century, it was a classic New England self-sufficient farming operation that pastured livestock, grew crops, and harvested hay.

Trails
1.5 miles of trails. Easy hiking.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour, 3 hours if also visiting Rocky Woods.

Facilities
A wide range of visitor facilities are located across the street at Rocky Woods.

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  • Regulations & Advisories
  • History
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Announcements & Alerts

Advisory: Authorized bow hunting is allowed on portions of this reservation. See Regulations and Advisories at left for more information.

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