Category Archives: Outdoors

Wellesley could be chillin’ at outdoor skating rinks by this weekend

Two big rinks for skating and hockey, and one smaller rink for tots, have been set up at the outdoor basketball court near Wellesley High School. Given this week’s big freeze, the rinks could be ready to use by Saturday or Sunday. The Recreation Department rinks, sponsored by Needham Bank, were erected by the Department […]

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The heck with the island — new garden coming to Wellesley’s Simons Park

The town of Wellesley for years has worked to beautify the traffic island at the busy intersection of Washington Street, Wellesley Avenue and Brook Street. But try as the DPW Park & Tree Division might, the flowers and plantings usually wound up getting run over by vehicles. “The last straw came two years ago when the […]

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Wellesley Lower Falls like you’ve probably never seen it

Photographer Nick Cosky posted this YouTube video this week from high above Wellesley Lower Falls

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Wellesley Trails Committee to lead Lower Falls Walk on Nov. 1

Walk off some of that Halloween candy on Saturday morning, from 9-10am, with the Wellesley Trails Committee. They’ll be leading a walk through the Lower Falls part of town. Enjoy scenic views along the river on the Charles River Path. Walk along the brick Waterway, the remnants of proposed development in the 1890’s at Indian […]

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They grow mushrooms big in Wellesley these days

If you glance across the yard and see what looks like a stray soccer ball, take a closer look.  Could be that it’s actually a giant puffball mushroom, or in technical terms, a Calvatia Gigantea. This one was seen in a wooded part of a Wellesley yard, but they are also commonly found in meadows, […]

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Wellesley Historical Society walks: The Rise & Fall of Industry in Lower Falls

The Wellesley Historical Society presents: The Rise and Fall of Industry in Lower Falls  Saturday, November 1, 9:30 A.M. 
and Thursday, November 13 at 9:30 A.M.  Tour meets at the rear of Starbucks, 2322 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. This is a 90-minute, one-mile guided historic walk, recommended for adults and interested teens. For more […]

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New Wellesley Natural Resources Director comes by way of Brookline & NYC

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission has appointed Brandon Schmitt as its new director, a job that includes stewardship of the town’s park, conservation, recreation and open space system. He joins the NRC at a busy time, as the Fuller Brook Park restoration and improvement project really gets going. The commission recently reorganized, with former director […]

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Kids take to the Wellesley trails

The Wellesley Trails Committee‘s annual Kids’ Trails Day drew 129 participants to the trails around Morses Pond on Sunday afternoon for a big treasure hunt topped with donut holes and cider. The annual event, which which previously had been held at Longfellow Pond, sent kids and their adults seeking little treasure boxes containing ink stamps […]

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