Plans are being put in motion to open public trails on top of old aqueducts that run through 14 communities. The plan was unveiled by state officials just over a year ago, and new trails have already been opened.
This map highlights the various aqueducts and whether they’re open to the public yet or not.
The first 1.1-mile trail was opened in Framingham last October, running from Elm Street to Potter Road.
(Left to right) Framingham Selectwoman Laurie Lee gestured as she speaks with Fred Laskey, executive director of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority, and State Representative Chris Walsh along a section of the Framingham aquaduct that will be opened to the public in the near future.
The new Framingham trail will continue across the Sudbury River and through to the Wayland town line. Next
Lisa Lundwall, of Newton Highlands, walked dogs along a section of the aqueduct trail that will be opened in the near future in Needham.
Lundwall, who uses the trail almost daily, praised the fact that crosswalks or pedestrian signs might soon be erected along busy streets. Next
A rabbit was seen in the grass along the Sudbury Aqueduct in Needham. Next
The Waban Arches are among the landmarks along the aqueduct trail in Wellesley.
“These are places a lot of people in town never see,” Laskey said. “It’s a real eye-opener for a lot of people who don’t realize there is all this open space.” Back to the beginning
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