Coveside Bank Sanctuary

Coveside Bank Sanctuary is located between #9 and #17 Stonecleve Road. It was a gift of the Pine Ridge Neighborhood Association in 1963. The neighborhood group wished to preserve a narrow strip on the bank leading to Morses Pond to provide youngsters with public access to the cove where they could fish and launch their rafts. The Council made this possible by accepting their donations and using the money to purchase this property. The bank leading to Morse’s Pond is very steep. A set of stone steps has been installed to allow a closer approach to the pond.


Directions. From Wellesley Square / Central Street, take Weston Road northwest. After 0.9 miles, turn left on Fells Road. (This is the last turn before Route 9, and the Fells Branch of the Wellesley Free Library is located on the corner of Fells Road.) Follow Fells Road until it ends at Russell Road (about 0.2 miles). Turn left on Russell Road and proceed 0.1 miles to approximately 49 Russell Road, where the Cochituate Aqueduct and the Crosstown Trail cross Russell Road. Park on Kendall Road (a very short dirt road on the left).

On foot, continue south on Russell Road and follow Stonecleve Road as it forks to the right, then go up the hill about 100 yards. Coveside Bank is a narrow, steep lot between numbers 9 and 17 Stonecleve Road. Stone steps lead down to the shore of Morses Pond.

The property label is the approximate center of the property. The red pin icon markers are points of interest such as parking areas and trailheads. Click a marker for more information.

Acquired: 1963

Managed by: Wellesley Conservation Council

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Coveside Bank Sanctuary Map

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