The Waverley Trail
CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY AND NATURAL HERITAGE
FROM WAVERLY SQUARE TO THE WAVERLY OAKS
The Waverley Trail honors the ancient trees, green space and neighborhood that, in the early 1890s, inspired the creation of the world’s first regional land trust, as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ groundbreaking Metropolitan Parks Commission.
As citizens of Belmont and Waltham, we take great pride in our natural and cultural heritage, and in the recognition of the Waverley Trial, by the United States National Park Service, as a National Recreation Trail.
To learn more, please:
- see Home for an introduction to the Waverley Trail
- see About the Trail for background on who is involved and how we built the Trail
- see Tour of the Trail for a map of the Trail and close-ups of the interpretative panels
- see Resources for background videos, articles and mementos relevant to the Trail
- see Contribute for information on how you can support the Trail, and
- see Contact for how you can reach us to schedule a walk along the Trail, or just to be in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Top image is “Waverley Oaks,” watercolor by C. Scott White, about 1940 (Belmont Historical Society)