Hamlen Woods and Mainstone Farm, Wayland

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

Town/City

Wayland

Size

291 acres

Trail Map

PDF icon Hamlen Woods and Mainstone Farm Trail Map

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.

Directions

Hamlen Woods:

From the intersection of Route 20 and Routes 126 and 27 in Wayland, go east on Route 20 1.3 mi.. (If you get to the Weston town line, you have gone too far.) Turn sharp right on Old Connecticut Path. Go 0.5 mi.. Turn left on Rice Road. Go 1.7 miles south to an unpaved right turn into a small dirt parking lot.

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Mainstone Farm:

From the intersection of Route 20 and Routes 126 and 27 in Wayland, go east on Route 20 1.3 mi.. (If you get to the Weston town line, you have gone too far.) Turn sharp right on Old Connecticut Path. Go 0.5 mi.. Turn left on Rice Road. Go 0.6 miles south, just beyond the pond on your right, to an unpaved right turn into a small crushed stone parking lot. The lot is marked with a "Mainstone Farm Trails" sign and there is a trailhead kiosk at the lot's far corner. The red trail proceeds along the edge of the field to a gate at the tree-line.

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