Located in the eastern corner of Town, this area is the second largest conservation parcel in Lexington at 119.6 acres. The highest point in Lexington is located here (374 feet above mean sea level) and offers vistas of the surrounding countryside. From the summit of Whipple Hill several trails descend among ledge outcroppings and mature stands of northern hardwoods to Locke Pond.
Some of the most rugged and varied terrain in the Town can be found in this area. Locke's pond, 145 feet below the summit of Whipple's Hill, offers ice skating and a nature study area for Lexington and Winchester schools throughout the seasons.
South of Locke Pond is a dense oak-hickory woods, and still farther, a mature stand of white pine. Many species of bird can be found here, particularly during migration, and the vegetation is richly varied, including a few that are considered to be uncommon to rare in our area. There is limited parking on Winchester Drive and off Summer Street.
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