Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Mary Cummings Park and Whispering Hill Woods information and map
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The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Whispering Hill.
About Whispering Hill Park
In 1927, Mary Cummings gave Boston the opportunity to become trustees for her land, “To hold and keep the same forever open as a public pleasure ground and to maintain and care for the same in a suitable manner in accordance with that purpose,” – and Boston accepted.
A portion of the Park was taken by the US Air Force for a missile base in the 1950s, which later became Northeastern University’s Suburban Campus.
Due to uncertainty over the Park’s future, The Friends of Mary Cummings Park was founded to protect it, in 2007.
In 2010, The City of Woburn purchased the neighboring Whispering Hills land and gave it permanently protected status, a major step forward. The Friends supported the preservation of Whispering Hills through legal action.
The Park is one of the largest open spaces in metro Boston, with a wide range of habitats, including rare, large open meadows, along with upland forests, extensive wetlands, and streams. People visit the park for walking, bird-watching, biking, photography, and model plane activities.
From Mary Cummings Park and Whispering Hill Woods information and map