History Hike on Peninsula Trail – Saturday

The Trails Committee and DCR are celebrating the opening of a long awaited trail in Southborough with a "History Hike".

Above: The Trails Committee is inviting the public to celebrate the opening of the Peninsula Trail. (photo from event website)

In the past, the Trails Committee has invited the public to a “sneak peak” of the “Peninsula Trail”. Now they are marking the official opening of the trail in Southborough.

That means you will be able to go on future walks without them. But Saturday’s morning walk offers something you won’t get on your own – a talk on the history of the reservoir that covers so much of our town.

The Trails Committee promotes:

You are invited to join the Southborough Trails Committee and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection (DCR) for a guided history hike to celebrate the recently opened section of the Boroughs Loop/Aqueduct Trail (a.k.a Peninsula Trail), Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM.

Fayville Dam view from Peninsula Trail (from event website)The hike will be led by DCR Ranger, Lt. Andy Leahy. We invite you to share in this opportunity to check out the new trail in town and learn about the history of the building of the Sudbury Reservoir and the Fayville Dam. The trail overlaps an Hard packed section of Peninsula Trail (from event website)existing access road, .5 miles is paved, the rest is hard-packed surface, and is roughly 10’ wide. The walk is suitable for all ages and all-terrain strollers. The section of the trail that we will be hiking is about 3.2 miles round trip and will take a couple hours. Join us for some or all of the walk.

Meeting Place & Parking: Fayville Park on Central Street in Southborough
When: Saturday, October 8th at 9:45 AM (hike starts at 10:00 AM)

The event is free of charge. Let us know you’ll be joining us by registering today! We look forward to your participation. For questions, please contact the Kathryn at kmckee@southboroughma.com.

For more details, or to register, click here.

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