Willard Brook State Forest

Rte. 119, Ashby & Townsend
West Townsend, MA 01474

978-597-8802

Willard Brook State Forest contains 2,597 acres and is located in the towns of Ashby and Townsend, 50 miles from Boston. Here you can find the character and feeling of forests usually found much farther west in the state with a tumbling brook and quick water amid groves of classic New England woods.

A wide variety of activities are offered including 21 campsites spread beneath a pine canopy, swimming, walking, hiking, birding, fishing, horseback riding and winter trail sports.

Activities

Camping
Willard Brook offers 21 campsites and one group yurt.

Hiking
Try the Friends Trail Loop, a 4-mile trail that connects Willard Brook with Pearl Hill State Park. Hikers should plan for at least a 3-hour adventure.

All Activities at Willard Brook State Forest
Camping
Cross-country skiing
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Hunting
Mountain biking
Snowmobiling
Swimming

Facilities at Willard Brook State Forest
Educational programs
Picnic views
Restrooms
Grills

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