Stonehurst, Robert Treat Payne Estate
GOOD FOR: Ages 0-4, Ages 5-8

Source:Submitted by mommypth
Address:100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham, MA 02452
Hours:Dawn to dusk
Fee: no fee for the trails; fee for house tour
Bathrooms: No
Water/Snacks: No

Historic house with a wonderful view.

Photo by: Foss Tighe

Historic house with a wonderful view. Great trail system for walking and exploring. We had a picnic on the lawn by the house and hiked the trails. The trails also connect to the Waltham High School. The house wasn't open but interesting to look at from the outside----the trail system is well-marked and rolling. Great for small kids.

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Across the street from the Lyman Estate.



By: SMGKatz
Posted: 09/19/2013 11:39

These are great trails, easy for kids, and provide lots of opportunities to putter around and explore in the woods. We often park at Waltham High School and trek in from there. It's an easy and lovely walk to the Robert Treat Payne Estate and back. We've enjoyed it many times!

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By: FossT
Posted: 03/03/2013 14:50

This is a really fun place. The house sort of fits into the surrounding natural setting. Feels more like Tolkien's Middle-Earth than Waltam. Huge rocks, that kids can climb,  are part of the landscape.  The vertically mounted sun dial on the side of the house is pretty cool too. The park land behind the estate is full of marked trails which make for easy hikes. In the fall the colors are great.

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