An Urban Wild, this access-restricted property includes a parcel of Red Maple Swamp.
Leatherbee Woods is an Urban Wild, maintained for the permanent public benefit by The Trustees, which includes a parcel of Red Maple Swamp adjacent to and contiguous with the swamps of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hancock Woods Reservation and Brookline’s Hoar Wildlife Sanctuary. This Wild is not maintained for visitation but can be viewed from Hancock Woods and Hoar Sanctuary.
FREE to all; open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.
Leatherbee Woods is accessible from Broadlawn Park Apartments, Hancock Woods Reservation, and the Hoar Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Trustees reservations are beautiful places with many interesting natural and man-made features. Sometimes, those features can be hazardous.
Seeking, protecting, and caring for Massachusetts’ most special places
When you give land to The Trustees, you are creating a permanent legacy and helping ensure the healthy future of our communities.
The Boston Urban Wilds Initiative (UWI) has its roots in the environmental movement of the 1970s. In 1976, the Boston Redevelopment Authority published a landmark document that inventoried and offered recommendations for Boston’s remaining natural areas. Boston’s Urban Wilds: A Natural Area Conservation Program identified 143 areas throughout the city, whether privately- or publicly-owned. In response to this report, the Boston Natural Areas Network was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit organization (merged with the Trustees in 2014) to work with the city and state agencies to secure the inventoried urban wilds.
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