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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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April 1, 2014
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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
Volunteers Making A Difference
Have you ever wondered how the trail remains maintained and trash free as you enjoy the paved portions of the trail?
Well, It's all about the volunteers!
Since the completion of first phase of the Milford section of the Upper Charles Trail, the Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail began an adopter program which allows organizations, businesses or families to adopt a section of trail. As an adopter, they agree to join us in the annual Earth day and fall cleanups along with looking after their adopted section during the rest of the year. Adopters are acknowledged along their section of trail with a sign containing their logo or family name. To date, 17 of the available 19 sections have been adopted!
Approximately 50 volunteers armed with leaf blowers, rakes, shovels and brooms participated in the Fall 2013 trail cleanup working along the 5.6 mile path clearing leaves, pine needles, trash, addressing erosion areas, eliminating graffitti, cleaning birdhouses and spreading mulch. Many thanks go out to the adopt a trail organizations that participated including PlanetAid, Alternatives, Montgomery Lodge of Masons, Walden Woods Friends, Vineyard Church, Consigli Construction, MHS Care, Cub Scout pack 32, assorted community friends and the members of the Milford Upper Charles Trail friends! And a special thank you to the Milford Parks & Recreation Dept for collecting & disposing of the debris collected during our cleanups!
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Thank YouFriends 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.
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