The Friends of Adams Farm is a group of area residents dedicated to the preservation of Adams Farm. The Adams Farm property includes approximately 365 acres of town-owned land, additional acreage held in adjacent land conservation trusts, and land owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and the Norfolk County Agricultural School, for a total of over 700 acres open to the public for low-impact recreation.
By maintaining the farm in its natural state, the Friends of Adams Farm hope to foster a greater appreciation of the outdoors among local residents and impress upon them the importance of protecting the open spaces we have left for future generations.
Lots of planning and teamwork went into the construction of the new boardwalk on the Red Trail, opening up a beautiful section of Adams Farm that in the past was often too wet and muddy to be enjoyed. Click here to learn more about the new boardwalk.
Donations to the Friends of Adams Farm make projects like the new boardwalk possible. If you’d like to make a donation, click here.
The Walpole Seed Library located by the copy machines in the Walpole Public Library is now fully loaded with seeds, including organic herbs, flowers and vegetables. These are available to local gardeners on a first come, first served basis. Please make use of these free seeds.
Just as a normal library is based on people taking out books and later returning them so others can read them, the premise of a Seed Library is that people take seeds out in the spring, plant them, and let one of the plants grown from the seeds go to seed. The seeds from that plant are then collected and returned to the Seed Library in the late summer or fall to restock it for next season.
So, if you take seeds from the Seed Library this spring, please return some seeds to the Seed Library next fall so they can be given out to next year’s gardeners. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Packenham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new trail map of Adams Farm has been created with new trail markers highlighting several trails. In addition, new location numbers have been posted at trail intersections to help hikers identify their exact location while exploring the Farm, and to make it easier for police and fire personnel to locate people at the Farm in the event of an emergency. The Monarch Trail behind the barn (marked in yellow on the map) and the Lehto Trail on the opposite side of the entry road (marked in dotted red on the map) are great short hikes for those who don’t have much time or who are hiking with young children. Download the new trail map.
For a complete list of events at the Farm, click on “News and Events” at the top of this page and select “Adams Farm Events Calendar” from the drop-down menu. If you’re interested in holding an event at the Farm, click here for the Application for Use form.
Effective January 1, 2021, professional photographers wishing to use Adams Farm for client photo shoots must apply for a permit and pay a fee. Prices for the permits are as follows:
Annual January 1 – December 31 $100
6-month July 1 – December 31 $60
Click here for an Application for Use to apply for a permit.
The Friends of Adams Farm have put together a collection of note cards featuring our favorite scenes of Adams Farm. Buy a set for yourself or to give as a gift. Proceeds from the sale will be used to maintain and enhance the Farm. Click here for an order form for the Adams Farm note cards.