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Excerpts from Walks on Weston Conservation Land

Trail Walks

We lead guided trail walks each month from October to May, to help Weston residents and their friends enjoy and appreciate the wonderful nature that surrounds us. The walks usually start at 2 PM and run 1–2 hours in different parts of town. Children and dogs are welcome, though dogs should be leashed and under control by their owners. Information on upcoming walks is posted in this site’s news section and in the Town Crier.

 

The 2020–2021 trail walk schedule is below. You can also download a PDF of the schedule. Because of attendance limits on gatherings due to COVID-19, we are now using a signup form for trail walks. Our home page will have a link to the signup form when open, as will the news post for each walk.

 

Junior Ranger Program

The  Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program meant to bring a new generation into the unparalleled beauty of Weston's conservation lands. Weston Conservation Land includes over 2,000 acres of land and nearly 100 miles of trails. As part of becoming a Junior Ranger, we would like kids to explore at least some of those places.

 

Interested kids complete a series of activities around some of the trails and open spaces in Weston's Conservation land, share their answers with the program director, and receive an official Junior Ranger pin and Junior Ranger certificate. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 4 to 11, although people of all ages can participate. For kids aged 4–7, you may want to do the Ranger program. If you’re 8+, give yourself an extra challenge with Ranger Plus.

Download the Junior Ranger Notebook (PDF) here!

 

When you have completed all the questions, parents should sign and send the signature page to wftatrails@gmail.com. We would also appreciate all feedback about the program. We will then send a Junior Ranger pin and certificate.

 

Thank you for taking care of Weston’s trails, woods and fields.

Videos of Walks

Take a "virtual walk" in the Weston woods!

In collaboration with the Weston Media Center, we take you on video tours of some wonderful walks through Weston's conservation land and open spaces:

College Pond area – Meg Kelly

Sunset Corner – Michele Grzenda

Sears Land – George Bates

 
 

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P.O. Box 665, Weston, MA 02493