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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 6.58 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 Milford Senior Center.
Phase 1 & 2a (Milford Rt 16 — Hopkinton) 4.4 miles
Friends Open Monthly Meeting 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm, 60 North Bow St, Milford Senior Center
For more information, leave a message at
508 381 8660
Or Email Us
Next Open Meeting is June 2nd, 2015
Important Dates For Your Calender
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Why isn't the Trail plowed in the Winter?
The answer is here
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•If you see anyone vandalizing the trail please call the Milford Police Dept. @ 508 473 1113
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They Help Us Maintain Your Trail.
What is the Trail Census?
Each year, the Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail organize a day of volunteers to assist in understanding how many individuals are using the trail and how they are traversing the trail (as a walker, biker, walking their dog, strolling with their young children or by wheelchair or other method.
The volunteers are provided with a clipboard & manually check off the number of people they see pass their counting location at the major trail heads - Louisa Lake, Fino Field, Rte 109 (near CVS) & the Hopkinton trailhead - during a 10 hour time period from 8am to 6pm. Volunteers count for 2 hour segments. The census typically takes place on a Saturday in May. This year's trail census is Sat, May 16th, 2015
This information is used to understand how and when the trail is used along with providing an overview of the busiest times. The Friends use this data in all of our planning efforts from maintenance discussions with the Parks Dept to safety and education aspects. Other Upper Charles trail towns are also interested in this data as they plan and build their sections of the trail.
If you would like to help with this important task, please contact the Friends via our Contact Page or by phone 508 381 8660 with your preferred trailhead location & time you are available to help. Prior trail census results can be found here.
"On Your Left" Enjoy the Trail Safely!
Summer has finally arrived and the Milford Upper Charles Trail is busier than ever with all sorts of activity! With over 1,000 people sharing the trail on a typical weekend day, we also share the responsibility for keeping everyone safe while having fun! Here are a few safety tips to ensure an awesome experience:
It's Tick Season Time.
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