Category Archives: Outdoors

Wellesley Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving Day

About 2,000 runners took to the streets for the annual Wellesley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, some blazingly fast, some just shuffling along with their families and friends. And I swear, little kids are getting a lot faster these days. #Wellesley #turkeytrot #thanksgiving2015 A photo posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Nov 26, 2015 at 7:31pm […]

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Wellesley Turkey Trot countdown begins

The Wellesley Turkey Trot is just a week away and is expected to sell out within the next few days, so it’s time to get off the fence if you plan to be among the 2,000 runners in the 5K race (course map below). The 5K starts at 8am and a kids’ race of less than a […]

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Hiking Guernsey Path in Wellesley

When that crisp Fall air blew into town, I started hiking again. There are plenty of nice trails in Wellesley where you can walk in the woods as a change of pace from the well-travelled Brook Path. Recently, I tried out the Guernsey Path, which takes you from a small parking lot on Winding River […]

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More than 2 dozen conquer Wellesley Grand Tour of trails

The Wellesley Trails Committee on Saturday morning led a group of about 30 people on a Grand Tour (10+ miles) of Wellesley on a beautiful fall day. The hike started along the Brook Path, then took the Crosstown Trail, Charles River Path, Sudbury Path and Guernsey Path, and returned on the Brook Path. Most of the hike […]

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Strap on those hiking boots & explore Wellesley’s Grand Tour of trails

Take a spectacular 10-mile loop hike along the trail system in Wellesley with the Wellesley Trails Committee on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8am-noon. They 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 this hike will be on trails through […]

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Town organizing stroll to celebrate Fuller Brook Park progress

Wellesley will celebrate completion of the first phase of the Fuller Brook Park Preservation Project by inviting residents to stroll through the park along the Brook Path (between Paine Street and Maugus Avenue) and learn more about the project on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11am-12:30pm. The park now features two bio-retention rain gardens, new plantings, a […]

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Next Wellesley Trails Committee guided walk: Guernsey Path, Oct. 24

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee for its next guided walk, which takes place along the Guernsey Path on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9-10am. 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. […]

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Hardy treasure hunters take to Wellesley’s woods for Kids’ Trails Day

About 140 kids and adults took part in the annual Wellesley Trails Committee Kids’ Trails Day event at Longfellow Pond on Sunday afternoon, hunting for hidden treasures along the trails and esker, and gobbling down snacks and cider at the end. While the weather was a bit chilly — and snowflakes even fell as volunteers […]

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