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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 red-tailed hawk in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-tailed hawk in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.

February 17, 2018

Joan Chasan photographed this red-tailed hawk in Boylston.

Harold McAleer photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.
Harold McAleer photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

February 9, 2018

Harold McAleer photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

February 9, 2018

Steve Forman photographed a gray squirrel, a black-capped chickadee, a dark-eyed junco, a house finch, and a pair of northern cardinals in Framingham.

An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

February 9, 2018

Steve Forman photographed an American coot, mallards, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.