Mount Misery is the largest conservation area in Lincoln, with 227 acres of agricultural fields, woods, hills, and ponds. Farm fields near Old Concord Road meet shady woods on top of the hill, and descend to shrubby wetlands along the Sudbury River.
Mount Misery was privately owned until 1969 when the Town of Lincoln purchased the property and the neighboring Codman Estate. With this property conserved, Lincoln protected an important ecological corridor connecting Walden Pond and Adams Woods (to the north), Codman (to the east), and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (to the south).
Rules & Regulation
Park at the Mount Misery parking lot on Route 117. There is overflow parking at Canoe Landing, which is about half a mile east of the main lot on Route 117.
A canoe landing along the Sudbury River provides access for canoes, kayaks, and other small boats.
Dogs must be leashed in fields, parking lots, and on main trails.