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Weston Aqueduct

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Location
Framingham,  
MASSACHUSETTS
From You5277.67 Mi
Local TipsPic/article of the ducts: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1040012642/Put-on-your-walking-shoes-MWRA-to-open-aqueduct-trials?photo=0
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-07-31
Created ByStephanieCase
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Walking
Features
Street Crossings
  • Several
Max Distance11-14
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionThere a number of great aqueduct trails in the MetroWest area outside of Boston. In past years, if you wanted to go for a run or walk along these awesome, wooded, grassy trails, you had to watch out because if you crossed the fence, you were technically trespassing. But, last summer the MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resources Authority) made a huge announcement that they were going to start opening these up for community use, and they did! YAY!!!!!

They took down the fences and NO TRESPASSING signs! This was great news because these trails are SUPERB, wonderful, and go for miles. It's a fantastic network. My husband and I were also super excited because the Weston Aqueduct (one of the networks included) runs right along our backyard. WOOT! It's a 2 hour trail run served right to our door! SSSUUUWEEEET!

These trails are all woods and grass. You are, unfortunately, at the mercy of the town mowers, but they have been pretty good keeping the trails maintained and cut. Because these trails go through a number of towns, there are street crossings, but it's not a big deal. The streets are not very busy, so it doesn't interrupt your run or walk.

The trails are generally pretty flat, but when there is a hill, IT'S A HILL. It's fun. The Weston Aqueduct, like all the ducts, is extremely beautiful. The trails are nice and shady because of all the trees, the ground is nice and soft for your tootsies (great for recovery or easy runs), they take you along and over rivers and lakes, and it's a wonderful way to spend your outside time. These are very fun to explore.

The actual designated Weston Aqueduct Trail that has a trail head in Framingham is only 2 or so miles, but it connects to the other trails in Wayland and Weston which just go on for several miles. See location map for Weston Aqueduct trail head.

Have fun!
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