Posted on September 26, 2018 and last updated on September 26, 2018

Hobbs Farm Trail, Acton


  • Preserve Size: 170 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1 mile
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: fields, South Acton Swamp

It’s a bit unclear where to go on this walk, a state of uncertainty that begins right from the start. After turning into the drive, a sign suggests parking is ahead, somewhere in the farm fields. We parked in a little gravel area. After that, it’s a bit of a wild goose chase to find the path. First, we headed off across the field to the left, and found a promising sign for a trail pointing to the woods. But once we got into the woods, we lost the way.

After that, we headed the other direction, and headed down the edge of the opposite field. This led to an overgrown, wide track that was easy to see and eventually ended at the large swamp. From there, we saw orange tags marking a trail into the woods, heading west. We followed it past a little pool to some lovely old trees. The path seemed to make a small loop and head back to the original overgrown track.

Directions: The trailhead is at 651 Foxes Ridge Road. From County Road in Acton, take a right at Miller Corner toward Milton Mills, and the trailhead is approximately 1/3-mile on right. You will see a Three Rivers Land Trust sign.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!