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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.
Phase 1 & 2a (Milford Rt 16 — Hopkinton) 4.4 miles
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Next Open Meeting is May 6, 2014
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Annual Trail Census - Sat, May 17, 7am to 7pm.Locations: Louisa Lake, Fino Field & Hopkinton Trailhead
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•Watch Milford TV's YouTube recording of the Upper Charles Rail Trail Public Forum
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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. It is anticipated that the new section will be open in the fall of 2014. We are very happy that Carin Cohen of Critter Visits has once again stepped forward with the generous donation of a DogiPot clean-up station and a supply of bags to be used on the new section. Keeping pet waste disposed of properly is a major project on the Trail and the Friends of the Trail spends thousands of dollars every year keeping the stations supplied with bags. Carin is the owner of Critter Visits and has been caring for pets of all kinds since 2002. More information about this company can be found at www.crittervisits.com
Upper Charles Rail Trail Public Forum
Attracts Record Audience
Submitted by Pat Rosenthal
The second annual Upper Charles Rail Trail Public Forum held on a Saturday, March 8th at the Ashland Community Center saw record attendance..
Participants from the five towns -Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston, Milford, Sherborn - comprising this 27 mile rail trail loop were treated to presentations form a variety of speakers including Patria Lanfranchi co-owner of Ride Studio Cafe, a successful business located near the Minuteman Trail, William Buckley, Milford Selectman Chair, David Loutzenheiser, of MAPC, Tom Sannicandro, MA State Rep & Karen Spilka, MA State Senator.
Local trail development statuses were provided by the leaders for each town.
Members of the audience asked questions and enjoyed the opportunity to hear about the current status, future plans and benefits of a regional approach to rail trail development. Milford's trail sponsors & adopters were acknowledged for their contributions to the ongoing support, growth and popularity if Milford's section.
Milford's Cable TV filmed the entire event & plans to make the event available to all of the towns via YouTube.
The Video is now online. View it here.
Speaker presentations are available here (5mb pdf)
Status update presentations are available here (15mb pdf)
Additional questions for or comments about any of the speakers may be submitted here.
Thank you to all who attended & especially the Friends and volunteers who assisted with many of the details
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