Webster Conservation Area

Webster Conservation Area, Newton: Tickets, Tours, Address, Webster Conservation Area Reviews: 4/5

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jdearman77
Boston, MA1,114 contributions
A hidden Gem in the heart of Boston's urban corridor
May 2020
This is a hidden gem in the heart of the urban area of metro Boston's inner ring. You can easily get to it via several MBTA stops and can combine it with other trails like the Sudbury and Cochituate Aqueduct trails and the Chestnut hill reservoir/Boston College campus . - for a longer hike. The property itself has many interesting features and a variety of trails and connects with the Hammond Pond reservation and Houghton's gardens. very nice area and quiet. Not as many people come here so there's less foot traffic so its a good place to explore and get away from people for awhile. It is good for thru hiking as well - A good thru hike including this property is to start at WABAN station and go along the Sudbury or Cochituate aqudeucts into Newton , cut through Newton Playground, newton common, and down Webster street or Elgin Street to webster cons area. - and then continue through houghtons gardens to Boston College and around chestnut hill reservoir and back. You can stop for lunch over in Cleveland Circle at Eagle Deli. Makes for a nice few hours hike. on a nice day. Great hidden gem in the urban core of metro Boston!
Written April 30, 2021
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BostonSculpt
Boston118 contributions
Easily the most varied and interesting wooded and rocky area close to Boston
Apr 2018 • Friends
There are people who mindlessly put this place down because all they know of it is the limited area behind the Chestnut Hill shopping areas. Along with Webster Conservation area it is quite extensive - for an urban area, with many of the trails requiring some effort to discover. I've led well over a dozen walks here and my Grand Round route is about four miles long, never using the same trail section twice.

Search for "newton conservators map18webster" and there is a basic trail map showing some natural features. There are many other trails not shown, but they may not be maintained - I used to, but no longer have the strength or energy.

The farther you are from Hammond Pond and the dog walkers, the quieter it will be - I recommend alternate entry points, such as Madoc Street (dead end off Langley Road) or Houghton Garden. Or - enter at Hammond Pond but take an immediate left up the short hill instead of following the main road and you will soon pass through a slot in the rocks leading to a trail.
Written January 25, 2019
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knightline
Boston, MA118 contributions
not a retreat to go out of your way for.
Apr 2016 • Business
Very little room in this conservation area to explore. if you're eating at Legal's and need to kill time it's close by and a nice walk. But not a real destination to go out of your way for. You can live very nicely without visiting in your life time!
Written July 13, 2016
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HvPssptWilTrvl
Newton, MA558 contributions
This is a nice place walk and to try out my new gear!
Jan 2016 • Solo
I use Webster to try out new clothing and gear. In the winter I so my snowshoes, parkas, hiking boots, gaiters, walking sticks and even trying layering of new clothing with brisk walks. I also check out new rain gear for leaks and cut through the brush to see if clothing or gear tends to snag on branches and brambles. In all sorts of conditions, I test gloves, small hand tools, binoculars, my cameras and night lights as well. Webster is an ideal walking site and perfect for making sure your stuff is right before heading off to challenging adventures.
Written May 6, 2016
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Edward B
Boston, MA176 contributions
Small Diverse Conservation Land Accessible By Public Transit
Apr 2016 • Friends
Located between the Newton Centre and Chestnut Hill MBTA Green Line stations in Newton. I have played, explored and hiked in this area for nearly sixty years. Some wide hiking trails, more narrow trails twisting through the woods. Plenty of rocks to climb, with a rock face used by dedicated climbers to train. Some wetlands often filled with ducks and geese; the Green Line trolley runs right through the park, dividing the larger part of the park from the more highly-landscaped Houghton Garden Park, not strictly a part of the conservation land. Also bisected by Hammond Pond Parkway, with fast traffic and no crosswalk. Park and enter the conservation land at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, off the parkway just down from Route 9.
Written May 3, 2016
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Pages-Daddy
Newton, MA166 contributions
More interesting then Hamond Pond Reservation
Mar 2016 • Family
Across Hammond Pond Parkway from the Hammond Pond Reservation is the Webster Conservation area and the Cohen Conservation Area. The two join together with wider trails than Hammond Reservation, and what I consider better and more varied views. They are both fun to hike in the spring, summer and fall, and ideal for snow shoes and cross country skis in the winter. There is no entrance fee, and lots of parking along Hammond Pond Parkway, or the roads on the Western side of the Cohen area.
Written April 25, 2016
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