Guided Walks & Events
Come along to enjoy some of Wellesley's beautiful open spaces and discover trails that will expand your recreational options. The walks and events are free, and no registration is required. Most walks cover 1.5 to 2 miles and last about 1 hour. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear.
Activities take place unless it pours rain or there are high winds.
We look forward to seeing you!
|September 29||Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM||Centennial Reservation|
|October 14||Sunday, 1:30-3:00 PM||Kids' Trails Day at Morses Pond|
|October 28||Sunday, 10:30-11:30 AM||Sudbury Path & Cheever House|
|November 3||Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM||Brook Path|
September 29, Saturday (9:00-10:00 a.m.) – Centennial Reservation Walk
Take a picturesque walk through rolling meadows to the top of Maugus Hill, one of the highest points in Wellesley. Explore the conservation land purchased by the town for Wellesley's 1981 Centennial Celebration, view the Great Blue Hills in Canton, and take our trail through MassBay Community College open space. Meet at Centennial Reservation parking lot off of Oakland St. Entrance to the parking lot is on the right, 0.5 miles south from Rt. 9.
October 14, Sunday (1:30-3:00 p.m.) – Kids’ Trails Day at Morses Pond
Join us in celebrating fall and bring your kids to have fun exploring nature. We will have interactive playtime such as building a Native American shelter, identifying birds and learning about biodegradability. Refreshments served at the end of the activities. No registration required and free for kids of all ages. Dress and footwear should be appropriate for the woods. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Morses Pond beach 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 the beach parking lot is on your right.
October 28, Sunday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) –Sudbury Path & Cheever House Walk
Follow the Sudbury Path from Wellesley College’s Cheever House, an historic mansion in the Hunnewell Estates Historic District, to the Sudbury Aqueduct. Explore the trails along the Charles River, and cross over the Waban Arches, a 500-ft long stone bridge constructed in 1876 to carry water to Boston. Loop back through Nehoiden Golf Course, one of the oldest 9-hole courses in the country. Meet at the Wellesley Centers for Women - Cheever House parking lot at 828 Washington St. Directions: Take Washington St. (Rt.16) from the center of town toward Natick for 1.0 mile. Sign and driveway to the parking lot is on your left at top of the hill.
November 3, Saturday (9:00-10:00 a.m.) – Brook Path Walk
See a section of the newly restored Fuller Brook Park and walk through an historic part of Wellesley. The park runs roughly parallel to Washington Street along the Fuller Brook and Caroline Brook. Established in 1899 and designed by John Charles Olmsted (nephew of Frederick Law Olmsted and a noted landscape designer in his own right) and others, a large portion of the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the State Street parking lot adjacent to the High School stadium.