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.
Adams Farm is a great location to hold an event, whether it’s a small group meeting or a family gathering. To reserve the barn and pavilion for your event, click here for the Application for Use form. The application includes a fee schedule and an application for a 1-day liquor permit if you’d like to serve alcohol at your event. If the event you’re planning is a fundraiser, the usage fee will likely be waived. Please allow at least 8 weeks for your application to be processed, as it must be approved by both the Adams Farm Committee and the Walpole Select Board.
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.
If you enjoy visiting Adams Farm and would like to lend a hand with its upkeep, click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Farm.