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Together with our 2900 members and 200 volunteers, we...

  • Conserve and care for over 4800 acres of fields, forests, and farms in the 36 communities surrounding the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.
  • Maintain more than 60 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

Chicken of the woods in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Chicken of the woods in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

September 18, 2018

Harold McAleer photographed these chicken of the woods mushrooms in Lincoln.

A gray tree frog in Framingham, photographed by Kathy Spellman.
A gray tree frog in Framingham, photographed by Kathy Spellman.

September 14, 2018

Kathy Spellman photographed this gray tree frog, demonstrating its remarkable ability to camouflage itself, near her Framingham home.

A monarch butterfly in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A monarch butterfly in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.

August 21, 2018

Nan Burke photographed this monarch butterfly near her home in Westborough. Nan participates in Monarch Watch, and had raised and tagged this male butterfly for the project, before this photo was taken as she released it.

A slaty skimmer dragonfly at Watson Park in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A slaty skimmer dragonfly at Watson Park in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

August 19, 2018

Sandy Howard photographed this slaty skimmer at Watson Park in Northborough.

A green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

August 14, 2018

Steve Forman photographed this green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough.