December is a great time to take a hike. Resolve to get out and hit the Wellesley trails during the 2015 winter season for a refreshing cold-weather workout.
- Rockridge Pond Trail
- Brook Path
- Charles River Path
If you're looking for a short, simple hike, head to Rockridge Pond Trail. Beginning at Hundreds Circle, the path makes its way to Cliff Road and ends up at Rockridge Road. The trail, which runs alongside a pretty pond, offers amazing scenery. At just 0.4 miles, it's the perfect place to stave off cabin fever and squeeze in a little exercise on a cold December day. Purple arrows mark the trail.
Brook Path provides another opportunity for a relatively easy hike. The 2.3-mile trail offers level paths, some paved, as well as a safe hike with little traffic. Follow the trail along the Fuller and Caroline brooks into Fuller Brook Park. Brook Path starts at Maugus Avenue and ends adjacent to the Nehoiden Golf Course. Please note that parts of the path are currently closed to hikers while improvements are made to Fuller Brook Park. Click here for details. Pink arrows mark this path. The Charles River Path is a little more challenging, but the payoffs are big. This 3.2-mile trail runs alongside the Charles River from Weston's town line and ends at the Sudbury Aqueduct. The varied terrain calls for good hiking boots but makes for a stimulating hike. River views, foot bridges, a dam and Longfellow Pond make up some of the path's best scenery. The trail is marked by red arrows.
Don't let December weather keep you indoors! Whether you just want fresh air and a change of scenery or a full-on outdoor workout, Wellesley offers an impressive variety of lovely trails. End 2015 on a positive note by getting out and enjoying an abundance of natural beauty right here in our community.