Heard Farm Conservation Area

Heard Farm Conservation Area

Heard Road Wayland, Massachusetts 01778

Heard Farm Conservation Area land management plan
Heard Farm Conservation Area map

Tips for Birding

When submitting eBird observations at Heard Farm Conservation Area, it is most helpful to start a new checklist for each hotspot in the Conservation Area. Use the general hotspot when you have a checklist that includes multiple locations or if no other hotspot or personal location is appropriate for your sightings.

About Heard Farm Conservation Area

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The Heard Farm Conservation Area consists of 86 acres of diverse land (forests, fields, and wetlands) bordering the Sudbury River. There are approximately 3.5 miles of maintained trails that are enjoyed by visitors throughout the year.

The conservation area can be accessed from a small parking area at the end of Heard Road off Pelham Island Road. It is bordered on the East, South, and West by the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge along the Sudbury River. Private residential areas border the site to the North. It is directly across the Sudbury River from the Greenways, another conservation area owned by the Town of Wayland and the Sudbury Valley Trustees. The site is located one mile East of the Wayland/Sudbury town boundary and just one mile from the intersection of Boston Post Road (US-20) and Cochituate Road (MA-27).

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Heard Farm Conservation Area.


  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Heard Farm Conservation Area land management plan

Last updated December 28, 2023