Bay Colony Rail Trail
Medfield & Newton, MA
Needham Rail Trail
Activities/Features: Compacted stone dust, flat trail, mostly wooded, 1.7 miles. Walking, running, and biking. Dog owners must keep dogs on leash.
Parking: On High Rock Street along Town Forest and public lots off Fisher Street
Medfield Rail Trail
Status: Under Construction
Activities/Features: When it is completed, it will be a compacted stone dust, flat, wooded trail, 1.3 miles. Walking, jogging, bicycling and general recreation.
Status: In Progress
Activities/Features: When it is completed, it will be a compacted stone dust, flat, wooded trail, 3 miles. Walking, jogging, bicycling and general recreation.
Upper Falls Greenway
Activities/Features: Compacted stone dust, flat trail, 1 mile. Walking, jogging, bicycling and general recreation, with easy access to the commercial areas on adjacent Needham Street for shopping and commuting.
Parking: Chestnut Street adjacent to the Depot Coffee Shoppe
The Bay Colony Rail Trail Association is a non-profit with the sole mission to define, design, create and maintain the rail trail.
The Rail Trail project is planned as a private-public project, where board members from Medfield, Needham and Newton share best practices, planning, funding and administration of the initiative with the non-profit Bay Colony Rail Trail Association (BCRTA).
Each town is responsible for all matters related to approval of the trail; policies and rules governing use of the trail; trail access, parking and issues related to the intersection of the trail and public roads; securing publicly available funding as appropriate.
The BCRTA is responsible for coordinating the project effort; proposing standards for use, amenities and signage; raising funds from private and public sources; coordinating volunteer efforts for maintaining and improving public resource; developing and maintaining an annual budget and work plan.