WFTA Monthly Walk: Highland Forest, November 5

Join Weston Forest & Trail Association this Sunday, November 5th at 2 PM as we tour Highland Forest, once part of the old Paine Estate. Highland is the second largest of Weston’s conservation properties, and has all kinds of delightful features such as a brook, a bridge, an abandoned race track (for horses), hills, meadows and is the home to barred owls, coyotes and a large water tank. Also a rumbunctious labrador or Greater Swiss mountain dog or two. It also has one of our newest trails, which pushed through a dead-end to make a loop trail through pine forest and an old stone wall. Such good stuff. Enjoy the last of the fall colors and take in the view from Sunset Corner where you can see Mt. Wachusett in the distance (on a good day).

The walk will leave from the Highland Meadows Meeting House, 40 Highland Meadows Lane. Park in the visitor parking spaces or along Highland Meadows Lane. After the walk, the group will return to Highland Meadows Meeting House for refreshments. A special thanks to WFTA’s friends at Highland Meadows for hosting, and for being such great supporters of the organization.

All ages are welcome! There is no charge for the walk, and walkers need not be Weston Forest and Trail Association members, but we encourage you to consider joining at You can also just bring us some happy cash and we will drop it into our 30%-down coffers. Remember, WFTA is a nonprofit organization that maintains Conservation trails for the Town of Weston, and is not supported by Weston taxes.

WFTA has been hosting Sunday walks for over sixty years. Please consult the website for any last minute updates on the walk. We look forward to seeing you.

The full schedule of walks for the year is available on

Get outside!

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  • Thanks for posting this! A few more HM residents have since declared themselves as ready to get outside and join tomorrow’s walk!

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