Walking Trails and Parks in Weston
As a Weston resident I am often asked by my clients what I enjoy the most about living in Weston. While there are many things I like to do, one of my favorite activities in Weston is walking the beautiful public parks and trails that are maintained by the town.
Weston has done a wonderful job creating public parks for residents and visitors to enjoy, below are a few of my favorite parks to visit with my family and dog. For a full list of trails visit www.weston.org/489/Online-Trail-Maps.
Weston Reservoir Loop
The Weston Reservoir Loop is one of the more popular walking trails in Weston. A favorite among dog walkers, this trail is easily accessible with lots of parking at a well-maintained lot. You can walk the loop around the reservoir, or you can explore other trails along the aqueduct. If your dog enjoys to swim, this may not be the best option, the reservoir is protected by fencing and offers no swimming or fishing because it supplies water to over 100,000 people in the area.
Cat Rock Park
What used to be an old ski area, Cat Rock is now a public park maintained by the town of Weston. Cat Rock Park is a great park for the residents of Weston and also a destination for many visitors outside of town. With easy access from Boston, many city-dwellers visit the park to get a small taste of suburban life. Perfect for families and dog owners, the park has open fields, ponds, streams, and fun woodland walking trails. Spanning more than 80 acres, Cat Rock Park is great for hiking. Take your dog off leash for them to enjoy a swim or playtime in the large fields. Parking is available at the park but is limited to ‘residents only’ on the weekends.
Weston Station Pond
This 1.4 mile walking trail is perfect for an early morning hike. A beautifully maintained trail sees light foot traffic and often only from humans, many dog owners opt for one of the more dog friendly parks listed above. The well-marked trail starts and ends off of Church St. in Weston and is centrally located. For residents looking for a peaceful hike before work this is the perfect trail for you.
Town Green Loop
If you and the family are looking for an easy walk near historic Weston center, the half mile long Town Green Loop is a fantastic option. Located directly off of Boston Post Rd. this loop encompasses a public field in downtown Weston. While it isn’t a woodland trail, this walk is perfect for those with small children and for residents living with close proximity to town center.
The town of Weston works hard to maintain every park and trail, let’s make sure we do our part in keeping the parks safe and clean. Please remember to always pack out what you bring in!