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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 gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

April 24, 2018

Harold McAleer photographed this gray squirrel in Lincoln.

A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.

April 24, 2018

Steve Forman photographed red-winged blackbirds at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Bloodroot in Bolton, photographed by Karin Paquin.
Bloodroot in Bolton, photographed by Karin Paquin.

April 22, 2018

Karin Paquin photographed bloodroot at the Lime Kiln Conservation Area in Bolton.

A red fox kit in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A red fox kit in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

April 19, 2018

Harold McAleer photographed this red fox kit in Lincoln.

A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

April 16, 2018

Steve Forman photographed this cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham.