Town Forest, Franklin, MA

The Franklin Town Forest is a 180+ acre preserve that should not be confused with the Franklin State Forest also located in Franklin, MA.  They are separate woodland resources.


Many trails traverse the Franklin Town Forest.  Typical walks take from 20-40 minutes. You’ll move through pines, cedars, and swamp maples. Beware that this forest borders on the golf course owned by the Franklin Country Club and you can inadvertently end up walking onto that property.  You’ll also walk at times along the boundary lines of private land with homes, so show consideration and common sense as you walk.


There are two access points to the Town Forest in Franklin, MA, neither of which is clearly marked as such as of date of this posting:

From the cul-de-sac at the end of Russet Hill Road in Franklin, MA;

On Summer Street, about one-half mile from the intersection with King Street in Franklin, MA (access point is approximately opposite 373 Summer Street).

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