The Upper Charles Trail is a proposed 25-mile trail that will incorporate the communities of Milford, Ashland, Sherborn, Holliston, and Hopkinton, linking the towns via an abandoned CSX rail bed. Milford was the first to open a complete 5.7 mile section and it extends from the town center north to the Hopkinton town line, east to the border of Holliston and south to the senior center. A 1 mile section from the west end of Veteran's Memorial Drive (off of Medway Road) to Mt. Pleasant Street (known as "the missing link") now under development will connect the two existing segments thereby completing the 6.7 mile border to border Milford Upper Charles Trail.
TRAIL STATS Total Distance Measurements:
Phase 1 & 2a (Milford Rt 16 — Hopkinton) 4.4 miles Phase 2b (Milford Rt 109 — Holliston) 1.2 miles Phase 3 (Milford Rt 109 & 16 "Missing Link") .98 miles Total Paved trail — 6.7 miles
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Friends Open Monthly Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month, 60 North Bow St, Milford Senior Center For more information, leave a message at 508 381 8660 Or Email Us There is no meeting on Dec 3rd. Next Open Meeting is Jan 7, 2014
•If you see anyone vandalizing the trail please call the Milford Police Dept. @ 508 473 1113
Joseph Nunez, an Eagle Scout from Troop 18 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church in Milford, spent Memorial Day installing an informational kiosk on the Milford Upper Charles Trail near the CVS on Rte 109. Boy Scouts seeking to attain the highest rank of Eagle Scout are required to complete a Leadership Service Project.
Nunez, a carpentry student at Blackstone Valley Technical High School, built the kiosk at the request of the "Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail." Nunez led his carpentry shop mates in the construction of the kiosk at the BVT carpentry shop with supplies donated by BVT.
His fellow Troop 18 scouts, Tim Doyle, Thomas Hancox, Patrick Reimonn, Tyler Cashin, Luis Saa, David Frongillo, Brian Larson and Eric Nunez along with Troop 18 adult leaders, George Reimonn, Marty Frongillo and Doug Larson assisted with the kiosk installation on Memorial Day 2012.
Nunez would like to thank everyone who has helped with the completion of his project along with BVT, Koopman Paint, Vita-Crete Concrete, Friends of the Trail, 495 Rental, and O'Donnell Electric for their generous donations of supplies and equipment.
A Tribute To Dave Cassinelli
The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail remember David Cassinelli for his many leadership roles and positive outlook. Dave served the town of Milford, including many years as President and Vice President of the Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail . If you went out on the trail, he was always out there walking or riding his bike. Dave was a leader in the group from day one and his optimism and leadership fueled various trail activities.
Dave was also applauded for his work within the Milford Boy Scouts, where he was a leader for 12 years.
After being so active on the trail and especially his personal involvement in placing the memorial benches, plans are in the works for a bench to be placed along the trail in his honor. We love you Dave, you will be sadly missed by your Friends.
Thank You Eagle Scout Thomas Hancox
Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail congratulate Thomas Hancox of Troop 18 for the achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor August 24, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 39 Exchange St., Milford.
Bob Dignazio, is the Scoutmaster Troop 18 Milford, who along with Thomas's friends from the troop helped with this project. The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail thank Thomas for the hard work at the Ruth Ann Bleakney Sr, Center, Milford.
Thomas built the barriers shown at the right to slow riders as they approach the parking lot, making the spur at the Sr. Center safer for all riders and seniors, especially those parking in the Handicapped area.