WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Open Spaces For more information, please visit: n WELLESLEY CONSERVATION COUNCIL, INC. www.wellesleyconservationcouncil.org n WELLESLEY TRAILS COMMITTEE www.ci.wellesley.ma.us/pages/wellesleyma_ trails/index n WESTON FOREST & TRAIL ASSOCIATION www.westonforesttrail.org distant Blue Hills. There are walks in any sea- son and he adds that, "each area has its own scenic beauty and character. " A more recent acquisition is the 24-acre Sunday Woods, next to the Fiske Forest, where foot paths meander through native maples and oaks. Many of the town trails have fascinating landmarks called "erratics," that are large rounded boulders left behind when the glaciers retreated. Be sure to look for them on your walks. One of the most interesting facts Selldorff shared is that Weston's geology is actually similar to that found on the west coast of Africa. When the prehistoric continent Pangea broke apart to form the current continents, part of what was the west coast of Africa remained attached to the North American plate, and the geologic fault delineating the western edge of this land is just west of town. The geologic remains are most visible in the Ogilvie Town Forest. Get your walking shoes on and leave the iPhone and Android at home. Take the kids and explore on your own, or join one of the scheduled walks sponsored by WF&TA and the Wellesley Trails Association and see for yourself the bounty of simple, natural beauty Wellesley and Weston have to offer. 112 WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012

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