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 - Millis

Overview

Named for its founder, Lansing Millis, Millis is a quintessential picturesque New England suburb. Just nineteen miles southwest of Boston, and easily accessible by routes 109 and 115, it is made up of lovely residential and rural areas and is dotted with serene lakes, rolling meadows. and bubbling brooks.

 

History

Formerly East Medway, Millis, a town rich in history, incorporated as a separate town in 1885. Millis is home to several historical buildings with the most notable being the Niagara Hall Fire House. This recently renovated firehouse was built in 1878 and is covered almost completely on the inside by flowing murals created by Boston artist George Story. The town is currently pushing to restore the original artwork and return this one-of-a-kind historical landmark to its former glory. 

Recreation

As autumn returns, so too does our signature fall foliage, and there is no better place to enjoy the colors than the many picturesque parks, ponds, and trails in Millis. Enjoy the season on the waters of Bugastow Brook and the Charles River, or on one of the many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the Millis Landscape. 

 

Dining

Adding to the flavor of Millis, Twist Bakery Café is known nationally as a pioneer for recipes devised for the gluten-sensitive and those with food allergies. Their entire menu is gluten-free and nut-free (except coconut), and most of their items are even dairy-free.  If you’re looking to grab a bite somewhere a little more traditional, Primavera offers up a wide variety of classic Italian dishes with a dash of all- American favorites, all in a lovely upscale environment.