Newton Park and Conservation Lands
|2011 Update: The southern end of this trail is currently blocked by poison ivy and fallen branches.
LOCATION: South Newton
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrances at:
Vine Street Marla Circle
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
Other maps and aerial
photos: Newton Assessor Bing USGS
Adjacent to: Kesseler Woods
LONGEST WALK: 0.8 miles (a longer walk that includes this park)
ACQUIRED: 1979 to 1985
ADMINISTERED BY: Conservation
Trail follows brook through wooded
upland and wetland and by old stone fences. Walking, birding,
nature study. Dramatic puddingstone outcroppings.
Area connects to a much larger green corridor
running through West Roxbury and South Newton. Near the Marla Circle
end of the trail, you can walk into St. Joseph Cemetery and from
there, cross Baker Street to Brook Farm
Historic Site. From here, trails lead to Millennium
Park and to Helen Heyn Riverway.
northwest parcel using state self-help funds.
southern parcel from Temple Beth Avodah and from Benjamin Kaplan, using self-help funds.
middle parcel by eminent domain, using state self-help funds.
||NSTAR sold 42-acre Kesseler Woods to a developer. City of Newton received a conservation restriction on about 30 acres, including 9-acre West Kesseler Woods alongside Sawmill Brook. The larger Kesseler Woods parcel lies across Vine Street.