National Trails Day

National Trails Day is observed each year on the first Saturday in June.

Celebrate by exploring your local trails at Skinner State Park!

The park protects 843 acres of forest and farmland – and most notably, the historic Prospect House.  The Prospect House, or Summit House, is an old hotel that was first opened in 1851.  On summer weekends, the Summit House is open for exploring and staffed by knowledgeable park staff.

Skinner State Park makes a great neighbor for our 212 year old dairy farm.

With protected spring water, forest land, and an intact ecosystem, our dairy farm remains quiet and peaceful.  We are very grateful to the men and women who dedicate their time to protecting the park and educating the public who come to visit.

Skinner State Park has served as the playground and classroom for many generations of Barstow’s.  Some of our favorite and most frequented trails are the Metacomet-Monadnock (the Seven Sisters bit), Dry Brook, Two Forest, and Devil’s Football.  You can read more about the park, see a trail map, and download a self-guided geology tour on their website here.

We recommend you celebrate National Trails Day by picking up a bag lunch from Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery to enjoy on your hike!

Use #NationalTrailsDay and #Barstows!  And don’t forget to stop by for a much deserved ice cream cone after your day on the mountain!

Happy trails!

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