Gentle trails wind through deciduous and evergreen forests, across meadows, and around ponds and vernal pools at Habitat, located just seven miles from downtown Boston. A long-standing center for environmental education, Habitat offers year-round programs for all ages. The Georgian-style mansion and beautiful formal gardens can be rented for weddings and other events.
- Turtles basking on logs and frogs plopping in the water at Turtle Pond.
- The Habitat Intergenerational Program, which brings oldster and youngster volunteers together to work on environmental projects such as taking care of the trails and community and butterfly gardens.
- The less-traveled Weeks Pond Trail, where you can explore the pond and meadow beyond.
- The Western Greenway Trail, which runs 7 miles from Habitat to the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham.
10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
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Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Members & Belmont Residents: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)