Adams Woods is a 104-acre property that is situated in both Lincoln and Concord. The Andromeda Ponds are the gem of this conservation area and were named by Henry David Thoreau. The property also has abundant forestlands and a meadow near Fairhaven Bay. Adams Woods was acquired by the Town in 1977 with substantial assistance from the State, the Adams family, and a fundraising effort.

Suggested Route

Park at the Mount Misery parking lot on Route 117. Take the main trail towards Mount Misery and skirt around the Mount. Once you reach the fields, keep left to follow the trail to Old Concord Road. Cross the road and follow the trail north. Cross Old Concord Road again and enter Adams Woods. Take the main cart path and walk through the meadow. The trail splits as it enters the woods. Adams Woods has many side trails but all of them are connected to the main loop. For this suggested walk, bear left. Take your next right and approach the railroad tracks. Now the trail splits again. Both paths lead back to the trailhead. Take a left and then your third right to skirt the edge of the woods and return to the meadow. Return to the parking lot via the Mount Misery trails. This route is approximately 6 miles, round trip.

Location

Ample parking is available at the Mount Misery Parking lot. Limited parking is available on Old Concord Road, at the Concord Land Conservation Trust entrance on Fairhaven Road in Concord, or for a fee at Walden Pond State Reservation.

Parking: Ample

Trails

There are trail connections to Mount Misery, Walden Pond State Reservation, Pine Hill, and Baker Bridge Fields. The important trail linkages to Mount Misery are courtesy of private landowners near Old Concord Road.
Parking, trailheads and trails for Adams Woods


Difficulty

Easy

Activities

  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Wildlife Viewing