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Together with our 2800 members and 200 volunteers, we...

  • Conserve and care for over 4300 acres of fields, forests, and farms in the 36 communities surrounding the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.
  • Maintain more than 55 miles of hiking trails.
  • Help friends and neighbors connect with nature through our events, programs, and outings.
  • Assist local organizations in their efforts to protect the region’s most important natural areas.

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Take a Hike

Hamlen Woods, by Joyce Dwyer
Hamlen Woods, by Joyce Dwyer

Please note that Mainstone Farm is privately owned. Portions of the land are not open to the public. Please stay on designated trails, shown on the map.

Hamlen Woods and Mainstone Farm highlight a complex of conserved lands owned by the Town of Wayland, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and other private entitites. Additional protected lands, including Mainstone Hills, Reeves Hill, and Turkey Hill contribute to a network of wildlife habitat and public trails.

Trails are open for passive, public recreation. They are managed cooperatively by SVT and the Town of Wayland.

The trails are marked with colored diamond-shaped signs, indicated by the corresponding colored lines on the map. The blue trail will lead you from the Hamlen Woods parking area, north to Reeves Hill Conservation Land, over a one-way route of approximately 1.75 miles. The red trail will take you on an approximately 4.5 mile circuit through all of the connected areas. Use caution while walking Rice Road if you plan to link your walk between the Mainstone Farm parking area and Turkey Hill Road.

PDF icon Hamlen Woods and Mainstone Farm Trail Map

Nature Sightings

A white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

January 10, 2018

Steve Forman photographed this white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Blue jays in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
Blue jays in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

January 6, 2018

Sandy Howard photographed these blue jays at her feeder in Northborough.

A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.
A red-tailed hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Vin Cerrati.

January 6, 2018

Vin Cerrati photographed this red-tailed hawk as it preyed on a gray squirrel in Marlborough.

A bald eagle in Stow.
A bald eagle in Stow.

December 30, 2017

Steve from Stow photographed this bald eagle near his home.