Wright Woods

Year Acquired / 1959 to 2014
Size / 278.5 acres
Trails / extensive and varied
Properties / 4

Among the first properties acquired by CLCT, Wright Woods links Walden Pond Reservation with the Sudbury River and a well site of the Town of Concord. It abuts land owned by the Walden Woods Project. Initially consisting of gifts by Helen Wright beginning in 1959 and eventually aggregating some 278.5 acres, the property has been augmented over the years by additional gifts in the Fairhaven Hill area from Henry Seton, Eric Parkman Smith, Mary S. Thompson, and Eunice Knight. Today, Wright Woods and neighboring parcels total approximately 303 acres, chiefly woodland.


Bogs, unusual cliffs, old chimney, river views, historic stone boathouse, former fairground with abandoned race track

Trail Conditions

This is CLCT's longest trail system, but can be broken down into shorter walks, some flat areas and some challenging terrain, wet areas and seasonal river flooding

Entrances / parking

From Route 2:

Accessible only from the eastbound lanes, about one third mile past the Sudbury Road intersection / Exit at Fairhaven Road and take an immediate left to park along Arena Terrace / Walk up Fairhaven Road to a spot where several private driveways enter on the right / Take the left-most gravel drive and look for a trailhead on your right.

From Sudbury Road:

Turn east into the driveway that is immediately left of the driveway to #657 Sudbury Road / Park in the parking area on the left, owned by the Walden Woods Project / Use road to Robinson well to access trails

Explore Wright Woods

Scout Island

This island in Fairhaven Bay was a gift of Edwin D. Brooks, Jr. in 1981. The property consists of 2.7 acres and is accessible only by boat. It is contiguous with 9.6 acres of upland woods donated to CLCT by Barbara and William Schevill in 1990.

Seton Woods

Adjacent to the Wright Woods parcel donated by her father, this 33 acre property was donated to CLCT in 2014 by Mary Seton Abele, who lived on Fairhaven Hill for most of her childhood and wanted others to enjoy the open space she explored growing up.

Enjoy trails and views overlooking Fairhaven Bay.

The land regulations

Please stay on marked trails

Leave the land as you found it

Do not remove plants, wildlife, stones, or historical artifacts

Carry out litter and dog waste and dispose of properly

Dogs must be under control at all times

Please observe posted restrictions for horses and bicycles

No camping, fires, or hunting (except by special permission)

No alcoholic beverages

No motorized vehicles except to provide ADA access