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Wellesley Spring 2014 guided trails walk schedule released

Wellesley Brook Path May 2013Come along with the Wellesley Trails Committee to enjoy some of Wellesley’s beautiful open spaces and discover new trails that will expand your recreational options. The walks are free, and no registration is required. Most walks cover 1.5 to 2 miles and last about one hour. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear.

May 3, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Brook Path and Crosstown Trail Walk  Explore the northern section of Fuller Brook Park and trails that parallel Washington Street from the Wellesley High School to Clock Tower Park. We will start the walk on the Brook Path, walk along the Caroline Brook to Phillips Park, and from Maugus Ave, we will return on the Crosstown Trail along the Cochituate Aqueduct through the Hunnewell Fields. Meet at 9 a.m. at the State Street parking lot adjacent to the High School stadium.

May 4, Sunday (9–11 a.m.) –Volunteer Trails Work Well maintained trails provide enjoyable walks through our conservation land. Come help us work on maintaining the trails at Morses Pond. We will instruct you on basic trail maintenance and tool usage, and then work on clearing trails of brush, limbs and invasives. We will provide tools, but if you have loppers (long-handle clippers), please bring them. Wear sturdy footwear and bring leather gloves and water. Meet at 9am at Morses Pond parking lot, which will be open for this event. From Weston Rd, follow Turner Rd to the entrance to Morses Pond, follow access road for 0.3 mi, and parking lot is on your right.
May 17, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Morses Pond Walk Walk the trails along Morses Pond, a 102 acre pond and a source for our town water wells. View the pond, islands and wildlife. The walk will take you through a pine forest along the Cochituate Aqueduct. Meet at 9 a.m. at the gate to the town beach, located at the end of Turner Rd., 0.3 mi. west of Weston Rd.

May 31, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Guernsey Path Walk  Walk along the Charles River to the historic Waban Arches built in 1876 to carry water to Boston and see the picturesque view of the Charles River from the top of the 50 ft. arches. Take an optional short walk thru the Guernsey Sanctuary to Sabrina Lake, the 1870’s site of an amusement park. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Guernsey parking area. Take Dover Road from Washington Street and follow for 0.7 mi. Turn right onto Livingston Road, which becomes Winding River Road, and follow for 0.9 mi. Parking area is on your left at the trail map house.

June 7, Saturday (8 a.m.–12 p.m.) – Wellesley Grand Tour  Celebrate National Trails Day! Take a spectacular 10-mile loop hike along the trail system in Wellesley. We will start along the Brook Path, then take the Crosstown Trail, Charles River Path, Sudbury Path and Guernsey Path, and return on the Brook Path. Most of our hike will be on trails through woods or along aqueducts, with only 2 miles along roads.  Bring sturdy footwear, water and a snack. Meet at the State Street parking adjacent to the High School stadium.

We look forward to seeing you! All activities take place in rain, unless it pours! For more info: www.wellesleytrails.org, or call Miguel Lessing at 781-431-2411 or Denny Nackoney at 781-237-5174.

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