History Hike on the Peninsula Trail – Saturday (Updated)

by beth on September 20, 2021

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Above: The Trails Committee is hosting a special “sneak peak” hike with a DCR ranger on the Aqueduct Trail. (image from event website – photo taken during 2019 guided hike)

The Southborough Trails Committee is inviting the community to join them for a special hike this Saturday. Participants will get a “sneak peek” of a soon to be opened “Peninsula Trail” section of the Aqueduct Trail. That section has been the missing link in Southborough’s piece of the Boroughs Loop Trail.

The hike will be led by Mass DCR Ranger, Lt. Andy Leahy. He’ll “share his wealth of knowledge about the reservoir and property near Fayville Dam.” Participants will learn about the history of the property and the reservoir.

Southborough Trails map highlighting Peninsula Trail gapThe walk will take place 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 25th. The hike will be approximately 3 miles round trip. Only about ⅓ of the hike will be on a paved section as shown in the pic:

The trail overlaps an existing access path, has a hard-packed surface, and is roughly ~10’ wide and is suitable for all ages.

The event is free, but registration is requested. To learn more and sign up, click here.

Updated (9/21/21 8:29 am): STC’s Chair clarified that the photo is of a paved section of the trail about .5 miles long (so 1 mile of the 3 mile round trip).

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1 Kathryn September 20, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Thanks for the post! To clarify, the first . 5 miles of the trail is paved. This picture was taken from our 2019 guided hike on the same trail!

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2 beth September 21, 2021 at 8:27 AM

That explains why there are people on the unopened trail! I thought it was from another section of the aquaduct.

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