The Department of Conservation and Recreation is promoting a special walk in Southborough this weekend. The public is invited to come learn about the history of the reservoir that defines so much of our town’s landscape.
DCR rangers will lead a walk along the shores of the Sudbury Reservoir. Not to be confused with the Sudbury Reservoir Trail – the guided walk will be on the unpaved fire road on the eastern shoreline of the Reservoir.
Rangers will talk about the history of the reservoir while exploring old roads, stone walls, and cellar holes of former house sites.
The program is an overview of the the reservoir’s role in the metropolitan water supply history. It includes historic pictures and a short walk to look at old house foundations learn what the area looked like prior to and during the construction of the Reservoir. Walkers will also see some of the historic structures associated with the water works infrastructure.
Rangers advise sturdy footwear and dressing for the possibility of encountering insects/ticks. Given DCR’s rules for recreation along Boston’s water supply – I’d expect dogs to be prohibited.
The walk is scheduled for this Saturday, September 15th at 9:00 am. The group will meet at the yellow-pipe DCR gate at the corner of Clemmons Street and Nichols Street. (Click here for map or image right to view the gate).
Parking will be allowed on the street near the gate. But DCR warns that space is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.