Suggested Walks

Ralph Hill Trail. Photo by Mark Levinson.

Looking for a quick guide to the ideal trail for you and your family? Check out these recommendations from the SVT staff.

Kids and Family Outings

Family Nature Scavenger Hunt in Five Languages

Family Nature Scavenger Hunt, Any Trail. 
Explore nature with a child: Download our Family Nature Scavenger Hunt, and you can have a fun adventure on any trail or even right in your neighborhood. Nature terms are provided in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.

Storybook Trail at Wolbach Farm, Sudbury.  

On the Level: Gentle Hikes with Flatter Terrains


Not all flat trails are short. At some of these properties, you can walk for miles.

Gray Conservation Area, Sudbury

Great Oak Farm, Berlin

Greenways Conservation Area, Wayland

Memorial Forest, Sudbury

O'Brien Farm, Westford

Upper Mill Brook, Wayland

Got 30 minutes: Shorter Walks and Rambles

Brues Woods. Photo by Wayne Hall.

The following trails run for less than a mile. You can also plot a quick trek at our longer trails, many of which feature short loop options.

Brues Woods, Sudbury

O'Connor, Bedford

Prospect Hill, Westford

Walkup & Robinson Memorial Conservation Area, Westborough

Whitehall Woods, Hopkinton

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Up for a Challenge: Long or Hilly Walks

Atop Tippling Rock at Nobscot Scout Reservation. Photo by David Blohm.
Hilly Walks

Cedar Hill, Northborough

Mount Pisgah, Northborough

Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury (the best hill hiking in our region)

Longer Outings

Baiting Brook-Welch, Framingham (connects to Callahan State Park)

Boroughs Loop Trail, Marlborough, Southborough, Westborough, and Northborough

Cedar Hill and Sawink Farm, Northborough

Hamlen Woods and Mainstone Farm, Wayland

Hazel Brook, Wayland (connects to Town of Weston lands)

Memorial Forest, Sudbury

Whitehall Woods, Hopkinton (connects to Upton State Forest)

Exercise Your Brain, Too: Interpretive Trails

A stop along the Forest Health Walk. Photo by SVT.

You can learn about the natural features that surround at these properties, which feature online audio narrations:

Forest Health Walk at Cowassock Woods, Framingham

Glacial Features Walk at Gray Conservation Area, Sudbury


If you are taking a walk with children, download our Nature Scavenger Hunt to encourage them to seek out plants and animals along the way. 

Water, Water Everywhere: Trails with Water Views

Kayaker on Sudbury River at Greenways. Photo by Dany Pelletier.

Elliott Concord River Preserve, Carlisle (Concord River)

Greenways Reservation, Wayland (Sudbury River)

Ralph Hill, Billerica (Concord River)