The map to the right is a Tippling Rock Inner Loop. Wider Rough map20090919.jpg
The map to the left is a tiny version of my 2001 map. Click on small image to get larger image.
The prototype is pasted together from an NEOC map, a USGS map, with information taken from the Sudbury Conservation Commission maps and last but not least, a reasonably thorough exploration.
To see the larger version (604KB) you can also click
on the small map. For a few more bytes (1.6MB) here is TipplingRock.pdf.
To the west stands Mt. Wachussett,
clear as a bell in it new cut!
New cut to Mt. Monadnock
Max, 3 feet tall, standing next to The Rock.
There are two other places to park on Sudbury Conservation land.
1) Parking for the Tippling Rock Trail Head is off of Route 20 at 641 Boston Post Road, about a quarter mile west of Shaws's Plaza.
2) Parking for the Nobscot Conservation land is on Brimstone lane. It is a little less than a mile from Brimstone to Tippling Rock. At a BRISK pace, you can make it in about 35 minutes. From Rte 20, it is shorter, but, it is seriously vertical. I have not timed it exactly, but, at a BRISK pace, it might be less than 20 minutes. There are also numerous trails which start on private property. As long as you are not parking and are discrete, passing by is usually not a problem.
Sudbury Valley Trustees - http://www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org/ - Preserving habitats in the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord river valleys. SVT is now the steward for Tippling Rock.
Bay Circuit Trail - http://www.baycircuit.org/ This is a trail that circles Boston. Check it out! They have a nice page on Tippling Rock and Nobscot as one of the "jewels" along the trail. I can attest to there claim that in the late summer, people are occasionally allowed up in the fire tower on Nobscot, although, it was quite a few years ago when I did it.
The town of Sudbury Conservation Lands includes two parcels near Tippling Rock that provide parking and lots of land to get started. These are the Nobscot and Weisblatt conservation parcels. The town website has maps that you can download.
The New England Orienteering Club (NEOC) http://www.newenglandorienteering.org/ has events in the Nobscot reservation a couple of times each year. They have great maps.
Nobscot Reservation - Tippling Rock & Fords Folly from www.localhikes.com.
Bay Circuit Map from 1930 lists Nobscot Hill and the Wayside Inn. It also lists Nobscot Reservation as a point of Ornithological Interest.
Allan Jung's November 2008 article in the Daily News Trubune. Wide ranging article includes Ford's Folly, Nupsee Pond and Nobscot summit.
It has Great Pictures by Allan Jung!!! To the right is First Parish from Tippling Rock.
Scouting around MetroWest's Nobscot Reservation
At the left is a very cool map that is linked to from the Town announcement - at the bottom of the page. It is PDF, so, you can zoom way in. Tippling Rock is in Phase 1. I have cached this as SVTNobscotPhase1_2.pdf.