Please download and review this map which shows location of four primary, need-to-know Scout locations within the Reading Town Forest.
The map above shows location for 1) Compost Center Entrance 2) Old Council Ring 3) Scrub Hill 4) New Council Ring near WoodEnd.
Please note, there are no cars allowed in the Town Forest and Parking IS NOT allowed in the Compost Center or along Strout Ave, anywhere. Parking can be found along Grove Street (just outside the Compost Center Entrance) or by Parking at Wood End Elementary.
New Council Ring:
Bring your own camp chair. There are no benches at the new Council Ring.
Directions to New Council Ring
• Located at Woodend Elementary School 85 Sunset Rock Ln, Reading, MA 01867
• Park in Parking Lot. The new Council Ring is just steps from the Soccer Field.
• The trail head is obvious from Parking lot -near location shown above.
Old Council Ring:
Parking is available on side of Strout Ave. Parking is not allowed in the Compost Center or in the Town Forest.
The official entrance is here
Here’s the location on the Towns trails maps and the official GPS coordinates.
The old campfire circle with the benches.
Lastly here’s the location on the AllTrails hiking app.
Squirrel Hill (Scout Hill)
The fire pit
The GPS location