Events & News
Building a Healthy Northborough was featured on the MetroWest Health Foundations Blog. Read about how “Northborough Got Healthy.”
Congratulations to Northborough Department of Health, Town Planner Kathy Joubert who was featured in a Community Advocate article about her work with WalkBoston. Over the past year, Ms. Joubert has helepd develop three walking trails in Northborough. These trails were created in areas that have sidewalks and offer scenic overviews.
The three walks include:
- Downtown: Hudson and Main (40 minutes)
This two-mile loop connects the area near Edmunds Hill Woods and Memorial Field with Northborough’s central business district. Starting on Hudson Street and Main Street, head north on Hudson, turn right on Allen Street, then bear right on E. Main Street. Continue on Main Street back to downtown.
- Downtown: Summer, School, and South (15 minutes)
This three-quarter-mile loop includes the downtown area, Assabet Park and several historic Victorian houses. Starting at Main Street and School Street, head south on School. Turn right on Summer, right on South Street, and right again on Main Street.
- Ellsworth-McAfee Neighborhood (40 minutes)
This two-mile loop covers a mostly residential area in the southern section of Northborough, west of Route 135. The loop is flanked by Proctor Elementary School to the northwest and Ellsworth-McAfee Park to the southeast. From Proctor, head east on Northgate and turn right on South Street. Turn right on Emerson Street, right again on Thoreau, left on Chesterfield, and right at Northgate.
View the Google Map-based maps: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=205445843039846620632.0004dffe7a2b72a449f36&msa=0
Northborough has successfully decreased BMI rates in public schools. Read this Mass in Motion Success Story to learn more about BMI and Northborough’s efforts to decrease childhood obesity rates. http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/mass-in-motion/bmi-success-story.pdf
In September 2012, Zeh School and Proctor School enrolled in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to School program. With 500 schools throughout the state participating in this program, Massachusetts is providing resources to communities to create safe routes to school and educate students about the benefits of walking and biking to school. Read more about the Safe Routes to School program and efforts undertaken at the Zeh School and Proctor School in this Patch article: http://northborough.patch.com/articles/zeh-and-proctor-schools-celebrate-with-massachusetts-safe-routes