Monday, July 18, 2011

Nobscot Reservation


Sudbury &

is a 118 acre
by the
Conservation Land, and the Nobscot Scout Reservation which is part of the Knox Trail Council. The areas which belong to the Scout reservation are considered private property; no mountain biking is allowed, and dogs must be leashed at all times. Camping & cabin space is available to rent in advance.

Trail map:
Online maps are not very detailed, so I have scanned a map I obtained from SVT here.
Also helpful is the Sudbury section of the Bay Circuit Trail map here.

Main Parking: lots at the scout lodge, 1270 Nobscot Road, Sudbury.
Alternate Parking:
- Dirt pull-off (3-5 cars) across the street from 1249 Edgell Road, Framingham.
- Dirt parking area (6 cars) at approximately 641 Boston Post Road (rt. 20), Sudbury.
- Dirt parking area (6-8 cars) at 100 Brimstone Lane, Sudbury.
- Also access at end of Brimstone Lane on Nobscot Hill, park on side of road where the lane turns to dirt, before private towers.

There are many historical features at Nobscot to explore. The two main viewpoints to the east are off of Nobscot Hill and Tippling Rock.

Nobscot is full of wide
easy trails, some steep
rocky trails, and many
small unnamed trails
weaving throughout
the properties.

The Bay Circuit Trail
winds through the
northern section of
the reservation, with a
connecting loop up to
Nobscot Hill. There is a fire tower at the
top of the 602 foot mountain. It is rarely
open, but there is a nice ledge just a
minute's walk east-southeast from
the tower towards Boston.

For a more sweeping panorama,
head up to Tippling Rock. The
exposed rock is usually clear
even in the winter. There are
views to Boston, Mt. Wachussett,
and on very clear days slightly obscured views to Mt. Monadnock.

The Bay Circuit Trail is
well-blazed, and other
trails within the scout
reservation are often
labeled. The trails on the
surrounding conservation
land are not well marked,
so bring a compass along,
and print a map.

For more info about the scout reservation click here.
For more details about Tipping Rock click here. Link

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