10 miles of groomed XC skiing trails; night skiing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; rentals
Two dozen miles from downtown Boston, Great Brook Ski Touring Center has 10 miles of machine-groomed trails in Great Brook Farm State Park. Trails provide terrain for all levels of ability. Surroundings are fields, a farm, woods, and hills. Wide lands allow two sets of skiing tracks and ski skating. Large rental inventory has skis in every size, as well as snowshoes and pulk sleds for pulling children.
Machine-groomed trails east of Lowell Street are open only to paid skiers. Tickets can be purchased at the ski touring center at 1018 Lowell Street. People who have their own ski equipment may use ungroomed trails west of Lowell Street. Equipment rentals are $3 to $13. Trail passes are $8 to $11, depending on age. Season passes are available.