Nature lovers, walkers, bird watchers, and cyclists should rejoice today–the first piece of more than 40 miles of inactive Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) aqueduct trails were opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Weston Aqueduct in Framingham this morning. “No trespassing” signs went down, and brand new aqueduct trail signs went up in their place to mark these beautiful miles of green space that can now be enjoyed (legally) by everyone!
Check out the MWRA’s map of available aqueduct access areas, which include the Weston, Cochituate, Wachusett, and Sudbury Aqueducts.MAPC worked with the MWRA and municipalities on the permitting and planning to allow for these trails to be opened, with staff time funded by our Community Transformation public health grant awarded by the CDC. A video crew was on the scene today and will be producing a short video that helps tell the story of important project came together with the help of many partners.
This weekend’s forecast is looking like it will be perfect for heading to the trails!