Guided Walks & Events

Self-Guided Walks

 The Wellesley Trails Committee’s guided walks scheduled for spring 2021 are canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions.  But… we encourage you to take a self-guided walk in the woods without us! (Masked and socially distanced from others outside your group, of course :))

New Walks For Spring 2021

Charles River Trail (PDF)

Take this scenic, easy, short walk along the Charles River at the Wellesley Office Park.  The trail is ADA-accessible and has multiple stops along the paved pathway with views of the river.

Geological Features (PDF)

Look for geological features noted in many of our Self-Guided Trail Walks. Featured here is a large rock polished by the glacier at Devil’s Slide, an esker in the Town Forest, and a kettle hole and glacial erratic at Kelly Memorial Park.

Hemlock Gorge (PDF)

Explore the trails in Hemlock Gorge, a scenic and historic area along the Charles River at the corners of Wellesley, Needham and Newton.  Get a birds-eye view of the gorge from Echo Bridge and stand under the main arch and count the number of times you hear your echo.

Lower Falls (PDF)

Walk through an historic part of Wellesley and enjoy scenic views along the Charles River. See the Waterway at Indian Springs Park, the Cochituate Aqueduct, and the Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge at the Cordingly Dam.

Rockridge Pond (PDF)

Take a short, scenic trail along the shore of this picturesque pond nestled in a wooded area in the Cliff Estates.   This is a favorite open space area for winter skating, fishing, picnicking, walking, bird watching and relaxing.

Waban Arches (PDF)

A pleasant walk along the Charles River will take you to these historic arches on the Sudbury Aqueduct. The aqueduct was completed in 1878 and was the second aqueduct constructed to provide fresh water to Boston.

Previous Walks For Fall 2020

Boulder Brook Reservation Trail (PDF)

Explore this open-space jewel and walk the woodland and meadow trails adjacent to the Bates School in Kelly Memorial Park and Boulder Brook Reservation.  See large glacial erratics, landscape carved by the glaciers and a scenic view from the top of Rocky Ledges.

 Centennial Reservation Trail (PDF)

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.

Morses Pond Trail (PDF)

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 and along the shore line at the town beach.

Town Forest Trails (PDF)

Wander along the woodland trails of our Town Forest and enjoy picturesque views of Longfellow Pond. Ponder Chief Maugus’s summer residence many moons ago and see the remains of a once vital ice house. Your walk will also climb eskers deposited by glaciers.