Located on Bay Rd., Wheaton is a popular weekend destination for families. At over 1200 acres, this is the largest contiguous conservation area in Easton. The most popular area is a flat, wide loop, perfect for families with small children just starting to hike. You can add on various trails and other loops if you’re looking for more time outside and a longer distance.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Easton, MA 02356
The GPS should take you there if you plug in the name of the farm. The parking lot we use is across from where Prospect St and Bay Road intersect. The parking lot entrance and exit are one way, so just pay attention to signage. There is ample parking and the trails are well-marked.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION & MAP
For the easiest loop, enter the red trail from the parking lot on Bay Road across from Prospect St. Take the yellow loop and exit via the same red trail. If you’d like a short add-on, you can tackle the blue loop that is along Fuller Hammond Pond.
Rated on a scale of 1 (difficult/not good) to 5 (easy/awesome!)
P – Parking & Access – 5 (there is usually plenty of parking, even when the trails are busy)
I – Interest Level – 3 (it’s a beautiful spot, with views of bogs, ponds, fields, and forests…but it’s fairly flat and there is nothing too out of the ordinary here)
N – Navigation – 4 (well-marked trail, easy to follow)
T – Terrain – 5 (trails are relatively flat and rock/root free. They are wide enough for a stroller.)
The P.I.N.T. Score represents our opinions on this trail. It reflects our experience, perception, and physical health. Therefore, the scores are not intended to be expert advice, nor will they be accurate for everyone: we cannot judge what may or may not be appropriate for each individual’s different abilities. Consult a physician or medical expert before attempting any new physical activity. Hiking contains inherent hazards, so hike at your own risk. You should always make your own decisions about what level of physical activity is appropriate for you and your family. Weather and other factors may affect trail conditions. Remember, trail conditions may change suddenly and drastically at any time.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Things to look for along the hike:
- When you enter from the parking lot, there is a very short blue trail on your left before you get to the bridge across the pond. This has a fun hill to climb with views of the pond.
2. There are currently 3 geocaches hidden in Wheaton Farm. Check out Geocaching.com before you go for updated caches you can find!
3. About half-way around the yellow loop you’ll find a cool campfire spot! Not sure who is allowed to have fires here, but it’s a great spot to sit and have a snack!