Community Resources

In and around Northborough there are plenty of opportunities for you to stay active. Listed below are some of the fun resources in the Northborough community that you can take advantage of.

Northborough Trails Committee (NTC) of the Northborough Open Space Committee maintains the trail system in Northborough and actively searches for places to create and build new trails.  The NTC is a formal committee of Northborough, made up of volunteers of all ages who wish to provide access to the town’s recreational areas.  There are currently eight recreational areas around Northborough that contain approximately 20 miles of trails as part of the Northborough trail system, and some of these connect to trails in other towns such as the Westborough Charm Bracelet trail system. Their website provides links to maps and information about the trails in Northborough and surrounding towns.

Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) is a regional land trust that is dedicated to conserving land in the Concord, Assabet and Sudbury river basins.  The SVT is responsible for the protection of 3,600 acres of land, reservations that are open to the public free of charge and include trails for walking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. They provide interactive trail maps on their website. The Mount Pisgah Conservation area offers trails in Northborough and Berlin for walking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, or simple nature study. Additional maps can be found on the Sudbury Valley Trustees website.

The Friends of Northborough Recreation raise funds to send children of families suffering hardship to the Northborough Recreation summer camp.  Their website and Facebook page provide opportunities to donate, and get involved with their activities.

Let’s Move Where to go is a national website that allows people to search by location to find a place to go for outdoor events, forests and parks, and local playgrounds.

Trails:

Hike New England provides a map, a journal entry and other important hiking information about Mount Pisgah Conservation area.

Trails near NorthboroughUse this site to explore urban trails in and around Northborough. You will find detailed trail guides for bike trails and walking paths, which include trail descriptions, trail maps, photos and reviews.

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail: This is an existing rail trail in Massachusetts. On August 29, 2009, the first 6.8-mile segment opened in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford. Another 3.4 miles are proposed in Framingham.

Cochituate Rail Trail: The Cochituate Rail Trail is a multi-use trail in Framingham.  The CRT website provides updates on progress, maps, information and photographs of the trail and the trail work.

Bay Circuit Trail: The bay circuit trail is a multi-use public recreational greenway linking parks and open spaces in 57 communities around Boston.  This site provides maps and guides for the 180 mile trail.

Wachusett Aqueduct: Wachusett AqueductThe Town of Northborough, Northborough Trails Committee, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) are working to open the 4.2 mile portion of the Wachusett Aqueduct in Northborough to the public. On August 12, 2013, the Board of Selectmen voted to approve a permit to open the Aqueduct to the public for recreational trail use. The Town hopes to have the Aqueduct open for public use during Fall 2013. The map to the left shows the three phases for public access on the Aqueduct.

Friends of Saxonville: The mission of the Friends of Saxonville is to educate the public about the special identity of Saxonville, a historic neighborhood of Framingham, and to preserve, enhance and protect its cultural, economic, environmental and historical qualities.

American TrailsAmerican Trails provides a variety of resources for the many trails and outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and RecreationThe Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation provides information about bike trails and paths.

Commuting

MassRIDES
MassRIDES is the Massachusetts statewide travel options program, helping you move smarter with information about carpooling, bicycling, walking, public transportation, teleworking, and vanpooling.