The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission’s Trails Committee will be welcoming spring with a series of free guided trail walks between April and June. Come along to enjoy some of Wellesley’s beautiful open spaces and discover new trails that will expand your recreational options. Walk schedules are also published in the Townsman, on our website and on Facebook.
April 27, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Lower Falls Walk Explore this newly developed path along the Charles River in Lower Falls. Start from the Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge, go behind the new Waterstone at Wellesley complex and along the Charles. See the new footbridge over the Charles to Newton and the scenic trail that leads to the Leo J. Martin Golf Course in Weston. Meet at 9 a.m. at the office park parking lot at 15 Walnut St.
May 11, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Carisbrooke Walk Walk trails through Carisbrooke Reservation, a surprising wooded area with rocky outcrops on the Weston town line, and explore trails in the adjacent Weston conservation land. Meet at 9 a.m. at the end of Glen Brook Road, located off Glen Road at the Weston town border.
May 18, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Town Forest Walk As part of the Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, walk the woodland trails in the Town Forest. Enjoy the picturesque views around Longfellow Pond. Walk the Esker Trail and experience the steep 80-foot high eskers deposited by glaciers. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Longfellow Pond parking lot, located on the left side of Oakland Street 0.9 miles south of Rt. 9.
June 1, Saturday (9-10 a.m.) – Boulder Brook Reservation Trail Walk Explore this open-space jewel and walk the woodland and meadow trails adjacent to Bates School in Kelly Memorial Park, Boulder Brook Reservation and Rocky Ledges. At the top of Rocky Ledges, see the Wellesley College chime tower. Wear sturdy footwear for steep trail sections. Meet at the Kelly Memorial Park parking lot, located on the left side of Elmwood Road 0.3 mi. east of Weston Road.
Need more information? Call Miguel Lessing at 781-431-2411 or Denny Nackoney at 781-237-5174.
Walks will take place in the rain, unless it pours!