Bradley Palmer State Park


721 acres. Bradley Palmer contains an extensive trail network winding through open fields and mature woodlands and following the banks of the Ipswich River.  The Bay Circuit Trail and the Discover Hamilton Trail wind through the park, and it links to Willowdale State Forest to the north and nearly connects to the Pingree Reservation to the south.


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  • Walking
  • Running
  • Horseback Riding
  • XC-Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Dogs on Leash
  • Wading Pool
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Birding
  • Wheelchair Accessible Trails


  • Stay on designated trails and roads
  • Observe all posted rules and regulations
  • No off-road vehicles permitted
  • Snowmobiling allowed on designated trails only


There are 2 main parking areas/entrances.
The largest parking area is off Asbury Street in Topsfield and has plenty of room for many cars and horse trailers.
The Highland Street entrance in Hamilton has a small parking area for about 8 cars and is located just south of the Highland Street entrance gates.
The main entrance on Highland opens up for the wading pool in July and August.

There are additional parking spaces (about 5) on Topsfield Road along the Ipswich River, where there is a footbridge to get across the river (no sign).


Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation