Thomas Farm Trail

A trail at the edge of a farm field flanked by shady trees.
Thomas Farm Trail

NPS / Kelsey Graczyk

The Thomas Farm Trail is being extended in 2023 to loop around the eastern farm field beyond the junction of the mowed path and the dirt road through the farm field. This portion of the trail is slated to open in August 2023. Until then, hikers will need to use the dirt road to complete the loop (1.75 miles).

Trail info

  • Trailhead: Thomas Farm (Tour Stop #3)
  • Trail blaze color: Blue
  • Distance: 1.9 miles
  • Surface: Grass, firm dirt, wooden bridges
  • Trail width: 6 feet
  • Grade: 3% typical, 15% maximum
  • Cross slope: 7% typical, 20% maximum

The beginning of the Thomas Farm Trail is a gravel lane that passes the Thomas House and other historic buildings. The gravel lane leads to a loop trail of mowed grass and dirt along rows of trees and farm fields, offering expansive views of the Thomas and Worthington farms. Benches are located along the trail to offer places to rest and enjoy the surroundings. The loop part of the trail may be uneven with exposed tree roots and groundhog holes.


Last updated: August 25, 2023

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