Wellesley’s "Emerald Necklace" includes Fuller Brook Park which intersects with both the Guernsey Path and Crosstown Trail, through the North 40 forest along the Cochituate aqueduct, through the Morse’s Pond pine forest valley, across the twin frog ponds, past the Wellesley Conservation Council (WCC) Coveside Bank Sanctuary, along the north side of Morse’s Pond, past the scenic view of the pond at Pine Point forest, past the WCC Pickle Point Sanctuary and Bird Island Sanctuary, and across the Boulder Brook aqueduct gatehouse. Wellesley’s series of parkways, based on those in Boston’s Emerald Necklace, serve to connect various parks and open spaces and provide an alternative to our town’s main thoroughfares.
Morses Pond, Cochituate Aqueduct and North 40 Trail Guide
Morses Pond, North 40, Cochituate Aqueduct Trail Map
Wellesley Town Trail Descriptions/points of interest and Suggested Walks
Wellesley Trails and Open Space Map
The North 40 was purchased in part with $10 million dollars of funding from the CPA. The Community Preservation Committee had a discussion of the North 40 deed restriction at its September 11 meeting.
The skies cleared for a beautiful ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the boardwalk at the North 40 Vernal Pool, which provides both access and protection to this important resource.
Selectman Jack Morgan and NRC Director Brandon Schmitt addressed the large crowd in attendance, and lead volunteer Bill Giezentanner had the honor of cutting the ribbon. The boardwalk was funded by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), and built with over 500 hours of volunteer labor.
See the video about the boardwalk here.
There's even a video:
Over 500 People Explored the North 40!
Frank Lloyd Wright