Walking Trails

Walk this way: state and local forests, aquaduct trails, and urban walking tours

Ashland Town Forest and Cowassick Woods Trail

Ashland Town Forest and Cowassick Woods Trail

Winter Street, Ashland 01721
 

Assabet River Rail Trail

Assabet River Rail Trail

Hudson and Marlborough

Bay Circuit Trail

Bay Circuit Trail

A 34-town trail extending through Wayland, Sudbury, Framingham,
Marlborough, Southborough, Ashland, and Sherborn.

Carol J. Getchell Nature Trail

Carol J. Getchell Nature Trail

Danforth Street Bridge, Framingham
 

Rocky Narrows/Sherborn Town Forest

Rocky Narrows/Sherborn Town Forest

South Main Street, Sherborn 01770

508-785-0339

SNETT (Southern New England Trunkline Trail)

SNETT (Southern New England Trunkline Trail)

Trail starts in Franklin and goes west 22 miles to Douglas.

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Over 140 properties in 36 towns, open to the public free of charge, that include
trails for walking, bird watching, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.
Trails throughout the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury River Basin.

Upper Charles Trail

Upper Charles Trail

This 24-mile bicycle and walking trail connects five MetroWest towns: Ashland,
Hopkinton, Holliston, Milford, and Sherborn. Check the website to see the
completed sections and points of interest in each town.

Walk ’n Mass Volkssport Club

Walk ’n Mass Volkssport Club

A nonprofit organization hosting walking events.

WalkBoston

WalkBoston

Franklin: www.walkboston.org/franklin
Milford: www.walkboston.org/milford
Northborough: www.walkboston.org/northborough
Provides a map of walks from homes, schools, downtown businesses and
shopping centers to all parts of town.

Recreation - Fall Walking Trail

Recreation - BAA Start

Recreation - Bowditch

Community Spotlight - Milford

Settled as part of the town of Mendon in 1662, Milford made a name for itself as an early New England mill and mining town. Conveniently located on the Charles, Mill, and Blackstone rivers, the town utilized its natural resources to drive its early economic rise.

 

In addition to ample waterpower, the area yielded large deposits of beautiful pink Milford granite, discovered in 1870. Highly sought after, the polished stone was utilized in projects the world over and was even used in the building of the Washington Monument and the original Penn Station in New York City.

 

Just as Milford’s geography played a large part in the town’s early success, so too has its location provided a push for its latest revitalization over the past half-century. As the town’s economy stalled in the middle part of the 20th century, many residents made their way to other areas in search of work. Luckily, in 1969, Interstate 495 was built, making Milford easily accessible to this new corridor of transportation. Since then, the growing town has been moving at highway speeds.

 

Milford is still all about growth, especially growing locally, and you don’t have to look any farther than CraftRoots Brewing for proof. Not satisfied with simply joining in on the emerging craft beer scene, the local brewery and taproom was named the fastest growing brewery in the entire nation in 2018.

 

Community events continue to grow as well, with the inaugural July 4th parade in 2018 and the Celebrate Milford festival now in its third successful year.