The Middlesex Fells
last updated 2021-04-10
Slick rock and silent trails - rainy fells today; 2021-04-25

The Fells is a couple thousand acre reservation in Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham and Winchester, MA. It is one of the country's first conservation reservations, first managed as a state park.

There may be a more broadly accepted dissection of the regions of the Fells, but I think of them in 5 parts:

  1. The West Fells, where Winchester's reservoirs are located and more importantly the Skyline Trail (and many others)
  2. The East Fells, with the Fells Reservoir and the incredible Rock Circuit Trail
  3. The Center Fells, including Medford's Wright's Pond up to Spot Pond, separated from the East and West by Fellsway West and Woodland Rd
  4. The Northeast Fells, where Virginia Woods is located, north of the Spot Pond Brook.
  5. The Southwest Fells, abutting Medford Highschool, separated from the West Fells by S Border Rd.

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