Bradley Palmer State Park view of river where people are canoeing
Bradley Palmer State Park

Asbury St., Topsfield
978 887-5931

Daily Parking Fee: $5 MA Vehicle, $10 non-MA Vehicle (Main Lot and Wading Pool Areas)

Wading Pool open June 17 - August 23, 2017, 10am - 6:00pm.

This 721-acre former estate features pine needled paths, acres of sunny rolling meadows and spectacular rhododendrons which line old carriage roads. Peak bloom is usually in mid-June.

Bradley Palmer was a noted attorney of the early 1900s who represented Sinclair Oil in the Teapot Dome Scandal and President Wilson at the Versailles Peace Conference after the First World War.

Palmer’s stately Arts and Crafts mansion has been rehabilitated by Willowdale Estate in return for credit towards a long term lease through DCR’s Historic Curatorship Program.  Willowdale Estate operates the property as an elegant wedding and events center. 

Trail Map

Bradley Palmer Trail Map  pdf format of Bradley Palmer Trail Map

Recommended Hikes pdf format of Bradley Palmer Recommended Hikes

Click here to view the Discover Hamilton Trail Link to the image file. map

Park Directions

Bradley Palmer State Park is located in north-eastern Massachusetts.

From North or South: Take Rte. 1 to Topsfield, right on Ipswich Rd., right on Asbury St.

From Newbury Port: Take Route 1 south to Topsfield (approximately 8 miles). Turn left onto Ipswich Road at set of lights. Follow Ipswich Road 1.2 miles then take a right onto Asbury Street. The park entrance is located approximately ¼ mile on the left.

Recreational Opportunities


Hunting is allowed at Cleveland Farm.
Archery hunting only at Prospect Hill.

No rentals of horses or equipment available.