Conservation Lands & Trails
TEMPORARY LEASH ORDER IN EFFECT
ALL DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH ON ALL CONSERVATION LAND. This is to reduce close-contact, human-to-human interaction due to the continuing public health emergency. Please cooperate with this order. The trails are for EVERYONE.
The Conservation Commission owns and maintains approximately 2,000 acres of protected land throughout Weston that is open to the public for passive recreation. Approximately 90 miles of trails, fire roads, and hilltop outlooks have been maintained for public use and enjoyment with most of the funding provided by the Weston Forest & Trail Association. A color map showing all town trails can be purchased from the Conservation Department in Town Hall for $10.
The history and ecology of the conservation areas are described by Professor Elmer E. Jones in his book Walks on Weston Conservation Land. It is available for purchase through Weston Forest & Trail or at the Conservation Office in Town Hall. The price is $15 and helps cover the cost of printing and distribution.
Additionally, Weston Forest & Trail members host guided walks on the first Sunday of each month from October through May. The walking schedule can be found on the association’s website. The walks are open to everyone and last approximately 1-2 hours. They start at 2 p.m. rain or shine.
Trail Maps on Your Mobile Device
Where are you on the trail system? Use the following version of MapsOnline on your mobile device as you walk the trails and the map will show you where you are to help you navigate Weston’s forests and fields! Just click the link, press "zoom" and "follow" and you’re on your way!
Weston Trail Map
For those who prefer to use a paper map rather than a digital one, a hard copy color map of Weston’s trails is available for purchase from the Conservation Department for $10. Smaller maps of a select few parcels are available online.
Weston Media Center has filmed a series videos featuring some terrific trail walks. Check them out below!
Conservation Land Use Rules & Regulations
The Conservation Commission has established rules and regulations to ensure that Weston’s conservation lands are managed and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Conservation Commission Act and its mission.Link to page
While conservation trails are open to dogs and commercial dog walkers, Weston does have a strict policy regarding dogs on the trails.Link to page
Online Trail Maps
Find maps of Weston's trails.Link to page
Tick & Lyme Disease Information
Protect yourself from ticks and tick-borne illnesses when outside.Link to page
Wildlife and Safety
Nervous about walking your dog when you hear a coyote howl? Weston has a lot of wildlife. Find great resources here to learn how to coexist.Link to page