Cronk’s Rocky Woodland

Cronk’s Rocky Woodland was given to the Council in 1977 by Gertrude Cronk in memory of Corydon P. Cronk. This woodland preserve of native wildflowers was next to their home at 10 Crown Ridge Road and had been in their possession for nearly thirty years. Cronk’s Rocky Woodland is now fenced with a gate at the entrance on Crown Ridge Road and includes a rustic cabin and a marked nature trail. The Council works with wildflower and tree experts to maintain Gertrude Cronk’s vision for this woodland sanctuary. Local volunteer service groups assist with maintenance. Some of the beautiful wildflowers found here are Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Pink Lady’s-slippers, Jacob’s Ladder, Yellow Trout Lily, Black Cohosh and many other varieties.

Watch our Open Garden event and preparations, Spring 2017 here:


Directions. Take Weston Road northwest from Central Street Route 135 in Wellesley Square. After crossing the railroad bridge, take third right onto Curve Street. Take second left onto Harvard Street. Turn right onto Summit Road. Take first left onto Crown Ridge Road. The sanctuary is on the left just after the curve.

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: 1977

Managed by: Wellesley Conservation Council

Photo Gallery

Cronk’s Rocky Woodland Map

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