Beaver Brook Reservation
Mill Street, Belmont, Waltham
reservation established by the Metropolitan Parks Commission (later the
MDC) in 1893, Beaver Brook Reservation is 59 acres of open fields, wetlands
and woodlands. Ponds, fields, marsh, and a cascading waterfall make the
park's north section a delightful place to walk or picnic. The more developed
south section features ballfields, a wading pool, and a tot lot. Beaver
Brook's historic significance includes reminders of its past; the remains
of a 19th century fulling mill, the historic Robert Morris Copeland House
(c.1835) and a monument to the Waverly Oaks, perhaps the most famous trees
of the 1890's
history programs offered at Beaver Brook cover topics such as
wildlife, the Waverly Oaks, and the ecosystem of ponds, wetlands,
and woodlands. Beaver Brook's cultural history is also highlighted.
(All programs subject to staffing.)
Line to Harvard Station. MBTA Bus #73, Waverly Square (20 minutes).
Exit on Mill Street onto Trapelo Rd. Park is located on either
side of Trapelo Road. Headquarters is on Mill Street, the first
house on the left.
By Car: From
Harvard Square take Mt. Auburn Street out of the Square. Turn right
onto Belmont Street. At the light, take Trapelo Road to Mill Street.
Or take Route 2 to Winter Street, Belmont, left onto Concord Avenue,
100 yards ahead bear right onto Mill Street, entrance is on the
right. Or follow Route 60 (Pleasant Street) until it meets Trapelo
Road, 500 yards on the left is the Waverly Oaks southern section.