Trails at Brewster's Woods
Explore 1.6 miles of trails at Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary. The trails are easy to rugged and lead you through the shade of mature woodlands into open fields and along the edges of the Concord River floodplain. The trails are also great pathways for birding, photography, and sketching.
We are working on adding more trails during 2021-2022, so check back for updates to our map!
Length: 0.26 miles
Details: The Fisher Trail is located approximately 100 yards down Balls Hill Road from our parking area. The trail slopes downward from the road and then follows the edge of the wetland. A short spur trail to the right at the north end of the trail leads to a bench, a great place to view the marsh. Mallards, Wood Ducks, and Great Blue Herons are often seen.
Length: 0.5 miles
Details: The River Loop provides a peaceful walk along the Concord River from the dam at the north end of the impoundment. Signs of beaver and muskrat are frequently seen; look for their worn paths down to the water’s edge. Don’t miss the lovely beech grove and stunning river views from the top of Davis Hill. At the south end of the loop, Brewster’s Woods connects to the October Farm Riverfront conservation area, where you can continue to enjoy miles of riverfront trail and discover the stone foundations of William Brewster’s cabins and boat house.
Bluebird Field Loop
Length: 0.84 miles
Details: The Bluebird Field Loop explores a variety of habitats along the floodplain of the Concord River and through mixed forest uplands. The former horse pasture is being restored as a meadow for bird and pollinator habitat. As the trail name suggests, Eastern Bluebirds are often present, along with a variety of songbirds, Pileated Woodpeckers, soaring hawks, and owls.