Frank Barney

Detailed Trail Info, History, and Photos from Newton Conservators

The City of Newton first acquired the Frank Barney Conservation Area in 1975, but it increased in size in 1997 when the children of the previous landowners sold additional land to the city after their parents' deaths. Located in Upper Falls, the total size is 1.66 acres, accessible from Circuit Avenue and Thurston Road off of Route 9, or from Elliot Street. This is steeply wooded area. Keep your eyes open for a native wildflower that can be seen in its bloom from May-June: the Gaywings Fringed Polygala.

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