The Boroughs Loop Trail (BLT) Project will connect the hiking trail networks of Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, and Westborough to create a regional trail that encourages the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the Boroughs' natural resources. The Boroughs Loop Trail, a 33 mile loop, will showcase the region's natural beauty, provide ecological and economic health for the region, and promote a positive outdoor experience for all. In Southborough, the BLT overlaps the Sudbury Reservoir and Aqueduct Trail (3 trails in 1) until the Route30 causeway where it travels east. Approximately twenty-four miles of the trail are opened. A ribbon cutting celebration was held in October 2019 followed by a guided hike series in the four communities. No dogs are permitted on this trail in Southborough, except for the section of trail located in Beals Preserve (dogs must be on leash and all dog waste picked up).
The Southborough Trails Committee is working to complete its part of this loop while continuing to collaborate with the respective trail committees of the other three towns. The section of the trail that requires additional permitting and agreements is called the "Peninsula Trail" and is located near the Fayville Dam. The Committee is working with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to put the agreements in place to gain access to the trail. If all goes as planned, the Committee expects the trail to open by 2021. Follow us on Facebook to get the status updates.
There are two maps that include the BLT in Southborough:
BLT: Section 3, from Parmenter Street in Marlborough to Main Street in Southborough
BLT: Section 4, from Deerfoot Road in Southborough to Boundary Street in Marlborough/Northborough