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The Friends meet for our Open Monthly Meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm, at the Milford Senior Center
(60 North Bow St. Milford, MA)

For more information,
Email Us or message us on Facebook.

The next Open Meeting is on August 1, 2017 at 7 pm at the Milford Senior Center. 

Who We Are
The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the safe use of and maintenance of the Upper Charles Trail in Milford, MA

What is It?
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 town to open a complete 6.58 mile section and it extends from the town center north to the Hopkinton town line, east to the town of Holliston, and south to the Milford Senior Center.

What We Do
The Friends promote the use of the Trail year-round through social media, TV, the Web, and print. We also coordinate with several Town of Milford boards on maintenance issues and enhancements to the trail.

How you can Help
If you like the trail, then please consider becoming a member. Membership starts at just $10 annually. Donations can be made through PayPal or by mailing a check to the Milford Town Hall.

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 - Rt 16 ) .98 miles
Total Paved trail — 6.58 miles


NEW & UPDATED:
 
Please say hello and thank you our newest adopter, Boy Scouts Troop 2 of Milford!  They will co-adopt section 5 of the trail along with the Cub Scouts Pack 67.
 
Crossing Signals
There have been reports of traffic lights malfunctioning along the trail crossings by some trail users. If you experience this or any other problems crossing the street, please notify the Milford Police Department on their business non-emergency line at 508-473-1113.
 
The Milford Trail Committee is working with the town of Milford on plans to improve the crossing signals at Dilla St. and Cedar St. (Rt. 85).  These two crossing signals have had more issues than all of the other trail crossing signals in the town.  Plans are in the works to improve these signals by removing vegetation overgrowth and by installing larger solar panels.
 
Remember, always use caution & stop before proceeding to cross the roadways!

•View Trail videos on YouTube. Click here for links.

•If you see anyone vandalizing the trail please call the Milford Police Dept. @ 508 473 1113
•Find more stories and pictures on Facebook

•Visit our newly updated Sponsors Page.
They Help Us Maintain Your Trail.
REMEDIAL WORK COMPLETE

In 2016, the Milford Upper Charles Trail Committee completed some remedial work on the trail. This work included bank stabilization, erosion control, drainage improvements (including pavement adjustments) and installation of barriers (e.g., boulders and/or post and rail fence ) to discourage off-pavement riders.

The work areas have been re-seeded, which will limit bank erosion and the accumulation of dirt and gravel on the trail.
 
Attention dog walkers:
A new doggie bag dispenser has been installed at the Hayward St. trail crossing. The bags are available to anyone to clean up after their pet while on the trail. Please bag all pet waste and dispose of it in the trash barrel.
 
Thank you to Critter Visits for donating the doggie station, and to Milford Parks Department for help installing the station and the trash barrel. 
 
 
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