Wolbach Farm

In 2004, Sudbury Valley Trustees moved our headquarters into the 54-acre Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, a property left to SVT by John Wolbach, long-time Sudbury resident and SVT member. 

The public is invited to visit Wolbach Farm to hike our interpretive trail and attend SVT-sponsored events and programs. 

  • Directions to Wolbach Farm
     
  • SVT Headquarters: Our office is open 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday (closed major holidays). In our lobby, you will find free maps to the trails we maintain throughout the region surrounding the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. Stop in to say say "hello" and learn more about our work.
     
  • Interpretive Trail: Named for George Lewis (one of SVT's founders), the interpretive hiking trail on our property consists of a main loop and an inner loop. The 3/4-mile main trail loop takes you along the Winter Brook stream corridor, across a wetland, and back through the woods to the parking lot. The 1/5-mile inner loop goes around a wetland and retuns to the main trail. See the trail map.
  • Storybook Trail: In Fall 2016, two local Girl Scouts created a Storybook Trail on the interpretive trail. Ideal for families with young readers, the trail consists of 12 stations along a walking path, each containing a few pages of a children's book. Read the story as you enjoy this natural setting. We post a new book every season.
     
  • Nature Nook: Attached to the farmhouse that serves as our headquarters, the Nature Nook offers families a fun and interactive way to learn more about our natural surroundings. Activity sheets, crafts, and children's books feature the plants and wildlife of Wolbach Farm and other local conservation areas.
     
  • Picnic Tables: If you're looking for a pleasant place for a summertime picnic, come visit Wolbach Farm!  We have several picnic tables on the lawn near the entrance to the hiking trail, and the public is always welcome to enjoy them. (Sorry, but we do not have public restrooms at Wolbach.)
     
  • Bee Hotel: In Summer 2016, we created a Bee Hotel that provides habitat for native bees. We constructed this unusual structure next to our new Pollinator Garden as part of our Places for Pollinators project.
     
  • Ecological Landscaping: In Summer 2005, soon after we moved to Wolbach Farm, we launched an Ecological Landscaping Demonstration Project. Read a summary of the project and download brochures that provide tips for improving the environmental quality of your own yard, as well as advice for creating gardens that attract birds and butterflies.
     
  • Wolbach Farm Camp: We are delighted to be a host site for Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm summer camp program, where campers aged pre-K to grade 1 develop connections to the natural world by exploring various habitats on the property.