In 1976 Mrs. Stephen Gray most generously gave about fifty five acres of land to SVT as a sanctuary for birds and wildlife. The land is almost entirely surrounded by residential development, its preservation as open space is, therefore, particularly valuable.
The twenty acres on the north side of Hudson Road are not, at present, open to the public. Mrs. Gray's house, also on the north side of the road, was sold together with the surrounding three acres in May 1983. Proceeds from the sale were set aside in a special trust. Income from the fund was paid to Mrs. Gray for the rest of her life. When she died in 1987, the Gray Fund was used to create SVT's Permanent Fund. The southern section of the Gray Reservation is open to the public. There are numerous paths that wind through the woods and around a small pond.
From Sudbury Center (intersection of Route 27, or Old Sudbury Road, and Concord Road), go west on Hudson Road. Bear left and continue on Hudson road where route 27 breaks off to the right. Take your first left onto Old Lancaster Road. An SVT sign located on the corner of Hudson road and Old Lancaster Road marks the parking lot. The trail starts from the kiosk to the left as you enter the parking lot.
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