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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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10 tips for … F I N D I N G T H E C O O L E S T S P O T S I N T O W N T H I S S U M M E R Yes, it's hot. But that doesn't mean you have to retreat to an air-conditioned room. We've consulted with area nature lovers for suggestions of cool spots where you can enjoy the outdoors even on the steamiest days of summer. Some of the places are a bit out of the way, so you may want to buy one of the maps listed at the end. S T E V E M A A S writer one Find a Shady Spot Elm Bank in Wellesley has many picturesque spots for enjoying a sizzling summer afternoon. "My favorites are 'Hannah's Bench' on top of the sledding hill and under a shade tree looking toward the Charles River, the new belvedere between Weezie's Garden and the Bressingham Garden, and the Crockett Memorial Garden next to the Maple Grove," says Katherine Macdonald, president and executive director of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, which oversees the reservation and is headquartered there. For more information, visit www.masshort.org. two Climb a Hill Although the climb to the top of Maugus Hill in Wellesley may make you hot, it will reward you with cool breezes and views to Great Blue Hill in Milton. For a 1.7-mile loop walk, park at the Centennial Reservation lot off of Oakland Street and take a trail through meadows and woods to Maugus Hill. For details, visit www.wellesleyma.gov and find the Trails Committee under "Boards and Committees." three Get a Lakeside View Find a spot to sit along Lake Waban at Wellesley College or take the three-mile path around it. Highlights include the boardwalk near the Keohane Sports Center, views of the topiary gardens of the Hunnewell Estate, and encounters with wildflowers. Park in the lot off of Washington Street opposite the College Club. Cross the street and head for the water. Stick to the path, as some land is privately owned. four Seek Sanctuary Guernsey Sanctuary in Wellesley is a 25-acre preserve that borders Sabrina Lake, which was created by the eccentric Guernsey Sanctuary C O U R T E S Y O F M I C H A E L T O B I N A N D T H E W E L L E S L E Y C O N S E R V A T I O N C O U N C I L 24 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7

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