Sudbury River Valley

Sudbury River Valley

The place:

The Sudbury River Valley is a watershed area along the Sudbury River, along the towns of Wayland and Sudbury Massachussetes. This area is part of “Metrowest Boston”.

Capturing this place with a camera:

  • There are three great options, the easiest is to select a few trails for variety. The three primary options are
    • Trails maintained by the Sudbury Valley Trustees
    • Properties in this area of the Mass. Trustees of the Reservation
    • Audubon Society properties
      My three favorite areas are Hamlen Woods, Wayland, Misery Mountain Trails in
      Lincoln (which extend all the way to Thoreau’s Walden Pond), and taking a kayak onto the Sudbury River itself for a paddle
  • Look for photo opps in each season… because they are certainly there. A rock wall in black and white, with snow, for example, is a beautiful combination. New England fall colors… is the most spectacular and well known. However, I really enjoy shooting in spring with that 2 week period where the new leaves are small and lime colored. Against a blue sky, that makes for excellent photo material.

Interesting fact about this place:

This area contains the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wildlife oasis of 3850 acres only 20 miles west of Boston. Not once have I paddled the Sudbury River and failed to see at least one Great Blue Heron.

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