This spoke trail is a close counterpart to Minuteman Bikeway in terms of easy public transportation proximity to great hike options.
It is a subtler thing, though. It's mainly a shanks mare adventure. Wellesley has an exceptional conservation land system.
The northern trail head is a 20 minute walk from the Riverside T Station along Grove St. in Newton Lower Falls, a sub-village of Newton. The entrance is a charming footbridge.
On the southerly bank lies Wellesley, a town invented by a banker during the gilded age at the end of the 19th century.
I followed it for a few miles and soon came to a single track segment through a floodplain forest along the Charles before it veers away from the river near Ouellet Playground.
From there, it is a fairly short street traverse before you reach the northern entrance to Wellesley Town Forest.