What is Adams Farm?
Adams Farm is made up of approximately 365 acres of town-owned land purchased as the result of an override voted in 1997 by the residents of Walpole. It also loosely includes land in private conservation trusts adjacent to the town-owned land, and property owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. The Friends of Adams Farm has close ties and agreements of cooperation with both of these organizations in promoting our mutual objectives. In total, this adds up to over 700 acres.
Adams Farm has its own special appeal during each of the four seasons. Winter offers cross-county skiing and snowshoeing, when we have snow. The arrival of spring brings the return of birds to nest on the property and the chance for hikers to catch a glimpse of the greening of the Farm with the return of warm weather (although boots may be required for some of the soggier portions of the trails at this time of year!). In summer, you can beat the heat following one of the many shaded trails through the woods or have a picnic in the pavilion. Fall is probably the most spectacular season at the Farm from the standpoint of changing color for which New England is famous.
Whatever the season, Adams Farm offers great photographic possibilities for nature lovers.