WFTA Monthly Walk: March is a Double-Header in College Pond and Ogilvie

My favorite New Yorker cover ever. Credit to Gayle Kabaker.

On Sunday, March 5 at 2 pm, please join WFTA for its monthly walk, this time covering parts of two Conservation areas. Yours truly, the Owl, in her guise as a WFTA trustee, will lead our intrepids on a challenging 3 mile hike through College Pond and Ogilvie Forest conservation properties which are linked by connector trails across Concord Road.

We’ll start out in College Pond’s conservation area, bought by the town in 1977, and pass over an Eagle Scout boardwalk on our way to Concord Road and Ogilvie Town Forest. Graced with narrow trails and somewhat rooty water crossings, the quiet side of Ogilvie beckons with vernal pools and white pine nurseries. We’ll cross a couple of other wetland areas on our way back to College Pond. This walk will take place in rain, shine or snow. Mush and mud will be expected, and walking sticks may be warranted. Park at Burchard Park near the tennis courts.  Bonus footage may include a perusal of the location outlined for Recreation’s proposed pickleball courts, and/or an inevitable stop by the Merriam Barn because….obsessed…you should be too.

All ages are welcome! Dogs are also welcome but must be leashed. Walkers need not be Weston Forest and Trail Association members, but we encourage you to consider joining at, as dues support the maintenance of Weston’s trails and open spaces. WFTA has been hosting Sunday walks for over sixty years. You may also consult our website for any last minute updates on the walk. We look forward to seeing you.


  • ‘marcy’s musings’ : enlivens spirits that WFTA monthly walks are still a happening!

  • marcy’s musings: (con’t):
    who remembers back when we’d have some convivial gathering
    with treats brought from members, and so appreciate our walk,
    and consider those to come!?

    • We did do treats after walks provided by the trustee who is leading the walk. Until Covid. And then treat sharing got to be a little bit more difficult and now some trustees have gone back to it and some have not. Last month the group got treats in Lelia Elliston’s historic barn.

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