Welcome to "Ghiloni Park"
The Nature Trail portion of this parcel was designed to be used along with an interpretive brochure, which is available at the Recreation Office located at the entrance to the park and also at the conservation office at city hall. This brochure outlines the natural history of the area and has information on a number of stations marked out on its map.
The State Forest portion of this parcel is predominantly coniferous stands of white and red pines. This area also contains steep slopes draining into beautiful wetlands and vernal pools. This parcel plays an important role in Marlborough’s natural landscape by acting as a wildlife corridor along Broadmeadow brook. There are several other protected open space parcels in this section of the city and the state forest serves as a link to over 100 acres of open space, which is important for wildlife movement from one place to another.
Trail Map: Ghiloni Nature Trail/State Forest Trail Map
Recreational Opportunities: Hiking, jogging, walking, cross-country skiing, and picnicking.
Hours: Dawn to dusk.
Prohibited Activities: Hunting, motorized vehicles, fires, littering, cutting or removing of trees or plants, camping, and swimming.
Directions: Park at Ghiloni Park, Concord Road Recreation Area off of Concord Road. There is an information kiosk to the left of the garage closest to the track and soccer fields. Follow the road downhill to the left until you see the Nature Trail Kiosk on your left. This will lead you through the interpretive loop from which you can continue on the Old Hemenway Street (dirt road closed to traffic) and connect to the State Forest Land. You can also park and enter at the end of Hemenway St. off of Wilson St.