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Distance

3 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Justin Appleby

Relaxing walk along a beautiful lakesideGreat for dogs and familiesAccessible at multiple pointsPerfect family photosGreat for all seasons

Note: The campus is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 
This is a lake on Wellesley College Campus.  It is easy to get to from just about any direction. Just park and walk toward the lake, and there are paths that will take you there. The easiest place to park (pinned on the map) is just off Washington Street near the end of the Wellesley College Campus as you leave downtown Wellesley.  From there, follow a trail away from the parking lot into campus, and tend right until you reach the lake.  Check out my route here.  The trail along the lake varies in its distance from the shore, from wooden platforms practically over the water to forest trails several hundred feet away from the shore.  About halfway around, after a long wooden boardwalk, you reach a T-intersection in the trail.  Go left to continue following the lake, or take a quick detour right to see a small dam.  Dogs who like water have plenty of places to hop in.  At 2 miles from the suggested start point, there is a very cool garden of artistically trimmed trees.

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Features

Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
Scenic

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