Located in the Greater Boston Area, Holbrook is a town that was incorporated back in 1872. The town was named after Elisha Niles Holbrook, who funded the construction of the town hall and public library following the town’s incorporation. Spread over an area of 7.4 square miles, Holbrook is connected to popular towns in Massachusettssuch as Weymouth, Braintree, Brockton and Randolph.
Commuting to and from Holbrook is quite convenient given the abundance of highway, bus and rail access via the MBTA. This connects Holbrook to a number of different stations including: Braintree, Quincy Center and Quincy Adams.
The Holbrook Public Library was created by an endowment from Elisha Niles Holbrook and originally located in the town hall. Zenas Aaron French served as its first librarian from the opening of the library in 1874 until 1920. Opened in 1967, the present day library was built on land that was donated to the town by Linda M. French in memory of her father, Zenas. Many of the town’s children helped to move the collection of books by forming a human chain across Holbrook Square passing the books from their old location to their new location.
HOLBROOK TOWN FOREST
Hikers will be pleased to know Holbrook Town Forest boasts over 6 miles of hiking trails. The park was originally developed in 1955 on a 115 acre parcel. Several of the trails offer unmatched opportunity to take in glacial rock outcroppings and forested wetlands.
Nihtila Farm sits on 10 Acres of farmland and is a favorite of Holbrook residents and non-residents alike. Featuring hayrides and pick-your-own pumpkins throughout the fall season as well as several different varieties of chickens, ducks, goats, a rabbit, a guinea pig and a pig, there is plenty to do and see here.