Guided Walks & Events

Guided Walks For Fall - 2023

Come along to enjoy some of Wellesley’s beautiful open spaces and discover trails that will expand your recreational options! The walks are free, and no registration is required.  Most walks cover 1.5 to 2 miles and last about one hour. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear. 

North Forty

Saturday, September 23 - (9-10:00 a.m.)

Discover this trail in the North Forty and view the vernal pool from at the recently built boardwalk. This easy and enjoyable walk will take trails adjacent to the Crosstown Trail along the Cochituate Aqueduct.   Go through woodlands and a pine forest and see the community gardens.  Meet at the North 40 trailhead located on Turner Road a short distance from Weston Road.  Please park on the wooded side of Turner Road.

Town Forest

Sunday, October 1 - (1:00-2:00 p.m.) 

Join us for a pleasant walk on the woodland trails in our Town Forest.   The forest is the largest reservation in Town and supports a wide variety of wildlife and birds in a natural environment.  Walk along the Longfellow Pond shoreline and see the remains of a once vital ice house.  Climb to the top of a high spectacular esker deposited by glaciers.  Meet at the Longfellow Pond parking lot, located on the left side of Oakland Street 0.9 mi. south of Rt. 9.

Boulder Brook

Saturday, November 4 - (9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) 

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 and landscape carved by the glaciers. Climb to the top of Rocky Ledges.  Meet at the Kelly Memorial Park parking lot, located on the left side of Elmwood Road 0.3 mi. east of Weston Road.


Morses Pond

Sunday, October 22 - (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) 

Join us in celebrating fall and get your kids out into the woods to have fun and explore nature. Children will look for treasure boxes using letterboxing (written clues).  Refreshments served at the end of the activities. No registration required. 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 parking lot is on your right.  

We look forward to seeing you!  Walks and events take place unless it pours rain or there are high winds.

2023 Fall Walking Tour Flyer

2023 Fall Kids' Trails Day