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Narrow trail through the woods with river on right
Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, Concord

All Persons Trail Opens at Brewster’s Woods

June 03, 2024

Earlier this month, Mass Audubon celebrated the ribbon cutting of our newest All Persons Trail at Brewster’s Woods in Concord. This is the 17th All Persons Trail in our network, bringing us closer to reaching our goal of 25 accessible trails by 2026.

David O'Neill and guests cutting a blue ribbon at Brewster's Woods

About the Fisher Trail

The original trails at Brewster’s Woods were narrow and difficult to navigate, with steep and eroded sections making passage difficult for some. Mass Audubon’s accessibility consultants teamed up with Appalachian Mountain Club’s professional trail crew to craft the Fisher Trail. Now, the path boasts a wide, stable surface of crushed stone on more level terrain that ensures people using wheelchairs or strollers, and folks with mobility challenges, can better and more safely enjoy the outdoors.

The Fisher Trail features a 1.2-mile out-and-back journey through woods, meadows, and wetlands, ending at the Concord River. Along the way, visitors might hear woodpeckers drumming, see Tree Swallows sitting atop nest boxes, or spot a Great Blue Heron fishing. Benches are placed at several viewing points on the trail, offering seating opportunities and a chance to take in the views.

  • Kayak and canoe ramp with bench at Brewster's Woods
  • A small group of people on the All Persons Trail. Two are seated on a wooden bench.
  • Three people walking along the All Persons Trail
  • A small group of people walking along the All Persons Trail.
  • Three bird houses scattered in an open field.

What's Next for Brewster's Woods?

The construction of the Fisher Trail at Brewster’s Woods is has been part of a $1 million project to open up Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary to the public. Along with the All Persons Trail, this phase of the project has also included the repair of several highly eroded trails and the start of restoration efforts to convert the former horse pastures and residential landscaping into more wildlife-friendly habitat. A canoe/kayak landing has also been installed to allow paddlers on the Concord River to pull up their boats and enjoy a walk in the woods. Grab the trail map and self-guided tour to start exploring the beauty of Brewster’s Woods.

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