Weston Aqueduct, Framingham — Photo courtesy of MWRA
The Aqueducts that run from Boston to Clinton have long been inviting places for walkers, runners and bikers to enjoy the great outdoors. Technically, they've been closed, but residents (like myself) often ignored the "No Trespassing" signs that hung at gated entries and used these trails responsibly for leisure. Evidence of use clearly marked by the worn pathways created by human traffic, leaving routes for others to follow. Now, the time has come for the signs to come down and these pathways to be open for legitimate public use. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has declared these trails a welcome place to walk, run, or bike, and the total distance covered offers one hell of a workout if your up for it.
40 miles of peaceful trails along the aqueducts wind from Boston through Newton, taking you through beautiful towns like Weston, Wayland, and Sudbury before coming to an end in Clinton. These pathways are not all connected, but are more a spattering of off road options for those looking to tackle a section at a time, or to hop on and off to complete the entire system. Each aqueduct trail creates a beautiful trip whether throughout the city or the surrounding "countryside".
Do a little off-roading and see why this mixed use project is applauded throughout the state. Map of the Aqueducts — Photo courtesy of MWRA