Newton Park and Conservation Lands
|2011 Update: The entrance to this trail is currently blocked by vegetation.
LOCATION: South Newton
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
Other maps and aerial
Nearby: Sawmill Brook
LONGEST WALK: 0.2 miles
ADMINISTERED BY: Conservation
A public access pathway from Ober Road goes
over privately owned lands to the top of Oak Hill. Oak Hill is a
drumlin with an elevation of 291 feet that was formed by glacial
action. There is sandy till in the outcrop at the top of the hill,
and rocks of varying sizes from sand to cobble size intermixed in
Take in the scenic view of the Charles River
Valley and the Blue Hills. You can look across to Bald Pate Hill,
which is another drumlin (302 foot elevation) with typical rounded
to path was reserved by the city as part of the sale and adaptive
reuse of the Peabody School property and the H. H. Richardson-designed
Bigelow House. Both are now condos.
The Bigelow House was renovated with the assistance
of the This
Old House television program, in a series broadcast in 1981.