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Newton Park and Conservation Lands

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  Oak Hill Pathway

2015 Update: The entrance to this trail is blocked by vegetation. The reminder of the trail is unmarked and very hard to follow.

LOCATION: South Newton

 
Pathway photo
 

Newton Conservators trail map   (Buy a copy of our trail guide)

Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:

Ober Road  

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Nearby: Sawmill Brook

SIZE: 1 acre

LONGEST WALK: 0.2 miles

ACQUIRED: 1980

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Conservation Commission

FEATURES:

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 the till.

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 elliptical shape.

HISTORY:

1980 Public access 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Bigelow House was renovated with the assistance of the This Old House television program, in a series broadcast in 1981.

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