Trails and Parks
McLean residents enjoy easy access to natural beauty and recreation both within the community and beyond. A growing network of trails for walkers and cyclists links McLean’s communities to historic homes, ponds, wooded areas and parks. Initial parks include neighborhood pocket parks and playgrounds. Residents and visitors frequent the trailhead on South New Hope Road for hiking the magnificent Seven Oaks Preserve Trail. The 2.8-mile shoreline path winds among ancient oaks and tulip poplars in the 78-acre preserve beside Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
Nature trails are built adjacent to the Overlake neighborhood, and a 10-acre City of Belmont park will be added on New Hope Road adjacent to the JDB McLean House across from the Seven Oaks Preserve trailhead.