Trails in Southborough
The Southborough All Trails Map (PDF) highlights all the trails in town, some are town owned and maintained, others are not. Ownership is listed on this page. The following trail systems exist in Southborough:
- 911 Loop Trail
- Aqueduct Trail (3-in-1)
- Bay Circuit Trail (Not Town Owned/Maintained)
- Beals Preserve (Not Town Owned/Maintained)
- Borough's Loop Trail (3-in-1)
- Breakneck Hill Conservation Land Trails
- Chestnut Hill Farm (Not Town Owned/Maintained)
- Sudbury Reservoir Trail (3-in-1)
- Sudbury Valley Trustee's Turenne Wildlife Habitat (Not Town Owned/Maintained)
- Town Forest
View a Boroughs Loop / Sudbury Reservoir / Aqueduct Trail Video.
Trails Maintained by the Trails Committee
The Southborough Trails Committee maintains the following trails:
- 911 Loop Trail (No Dogs)
- Bay Circuit Trail (No Dogs along reservoir, Route 30 to Clemmons/Nichols to Parmenter)
- Sudbury Reservoir Trail (also known as Borough's Loop Trail, Aqueduct Trail) (No Dogs)
Trails Maintained by Other Organizations
Other trails in town are maintained by the following organizations:
- Southborough Stewardship Committee:
- Breakneck Hill Conservation Land - 90 Acres [Dogs permitted, please pick up and carry out waste]
- Town Forest Trails - 54 acres [Dogs permitted, please pick up and carry out waste]
- Sudbury Valley Trustees:
- Turenne Wildlife Habitat - 18 Acres (Dogs permitted, please pick up and carry out waste)
- Southborough Open Land Foundation:
- Beals Preserve - 56 Acres
- The Trustees:
- Chestnut Hill Farm - 131 Acres (No Dogs)
Dog Walking Restrictions
- Although we love our furry friends, no dogs are allowed on Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) property within the Sudbury Reservoir watershed. This applies to trails throughout town.
- Dog walking is permitted at the Town Forest and Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in addition to other commmunity resources such as Callahan, Hopkinton, and Ashland State Park.
- The Sudbury reservoir serves as backup drinking water and strict regulations are in place to help keep the watershed and water clean and free of pollutants.
- "Pet waste poses a serious threat to water quality as it is full of bacteria and viruses that can be harmful to people and wildlife, and nutrients that can cause harmful algal blooms." DCR Educational Flyer (PDF)
- "Dogs are fed processed foods or people food that results in an excess of nutrients in their waste and the environment. Wild animals on watershed property consume natural sources from the ecosystem and return nature to nature in their waste." DCR Public Advisory (PDF)
- Thank you for doing your part to keep the land and water clean. Even where dog walking is allowed, please pack out the dog waste. The increased use in trails has resulted in more dog waste in the community. Bad for humans, bad for wildlife.
- "Being a good neighbor is an art which makes life richer." - Gladys Taber