Frost Farm is located near the North Woods Office and Condominium complex on North Road, on the town line with neighboring Concord. The site contains vast open meadows along with forested areas, which surround the open fields.
When completed, the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail will follow the right-of-way formerly used by the Framingham and Lowell Railroad. This enters Sudbury from Concord, then runs along the western edge of the property.
The house at the farm, formerly known as the Briardale Farm, was purchased by Mr. Levenstein in the 1920s. He rebuilt it as a mansion. This would eventually be rebuilt after being destroyed in a fire. He raised racehorses on the farm. In 1932, he sold the farm to Mr. Frost, a wealthy gentleman farmer, who raised and sold sheep. Mr. Frost converted the horse stable to a poultry barn. The property changed hands several times in the late 20th century until the town purchased the house and grounds.
The Frost Farm trail begins in a gently rolling field, dotted here and there with trees. The main trail leads immediately northwest across the uppermost field, crossing an old irrigation ditch, before proceeding into the woods and onwards to Concord. An alternative loop trail leads you in a southernly direction, where the fields can get muddy or flooded at the lowest points. Beyond the meadow, you enter a forest characterized by moderate slopes. The trail bends sharply around a prominent outcropping of bedrock. There are two bridges crossing the streams.
Parking is available at the picnic area on the left as you drive up Frost Farm Village Road. Please do not enter Frost Farm Village.
– “The meadows at the start of the hike are really colorful and beautiful. There are lots of wetlands and streams also.”
– “The forest trail has great trees and views, especially of the pond.” NOTE: The pond is not part of Frost Farm).
“The fields are surrounded by great forests and wetlands. This is one of the best hikes in Sudbury.”
“Hikers can keep going through to Concord if they head north and can reach White Pond.” NOTE: The field and White Pond are not part of Frost Farm.
Frost Farm – Highlights
Frost Farm – Trail Hike