Saw Mill Brook Conservation Area was acquired by the City of Newton around 1982. A parcel extending along a section of the perennial stream for which it was named, this 19.82-acre area can be accessed from a small parking lot on Vine Street or from the end of Marla Circle. The two access points are connected by a narrow footpath, often consisting of simple boards laid down to reduce damage to the wetland areas through which the path wanders. Keep your eyes open for puddingstone outcrops (Roxbury puddingstone or Roxbury conglomerate, is a mix of fine-grained sediments and rock).
This picture was contributed by Nathan Robbins, and shows an area near Vine Street, with Saw Mill Brook to the right.