Lineau Memorial Sanctuary

The Lienau Memorial Sanctuary is located in Weston and was purchased in 1974 with money given in memory of George L. Lienau who was active in the early years of the Council and was a charter member of the Natural Resources Commission. The Town of Wellesley wanted to purchase land owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but a small strip of this property was located in Weston. Since a town may not own land in another community but a land trust may, the Council acquired this one-acre strip that was over Wellesley’s border in Weston, allowing the Carisbrooke Reservation to be added to the Town’s conservation lands. The Carisbrooke Reservation Trail is located off of Glen Brook Road. The Lienau Trail also connects with the Town of Weston Trail System.


Directions. From Washington Street in the Wellesley Lower Falls area, take Glen Road west for approximately one mile toward Weston. Just before the Weston town line, turn left on Glen Brook Road. Drive to the end of this short road and park in one of the spaces at the end of the road. The trail to the Carisbrooke Reservation in Wellesley is to the left, while the trail to the Lienau Memorial Sanctuary is to the right in the Town of Weston. The trails of both reservations interconnect.

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: 1974

Managed by: Wellesley Conservation Council

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Lineau Memorial Sanctuary Map

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