Monday Oct 14 - Fun Run & Raffle
Saturday Oct 19 - Natick Trails Day
We had a tremendous turnout for FoNT's first Fun Run hosted and generously supported by Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company. And the town's Open Space Committee's annual Trails Day resulted in a much improved user experience on the Cochituate Aqueduct Trail near the Wellesley town line. Thanks to all who participated!
Aerial View of the Cochituate Rail Trail
Check out this AWESOME live footage from a drone, of the route the Cochituate Rail Trail follows! Trail is under construction NOW! Completion expected June 2021.
A Voice for Trails in Natick
The Friends of Natick Trails (FoNT) are committed to the success of the trails in Natick (including the new Cochituate Rail Trail), as well as anything else that provides outdoor activities and exploration of our wonderful town. We plan to engage the community in fun and healthy activities for the whole family. This effort will need your support, so please consider donating to our cause using the button below. Your donation will go toward our mission that may include:
Care and maintenance expenses
Installation of solar trash receptacles around the trail network
Installation of bike racks downtown and elsewhere at key locations
Development and maintenance of trails across Natick (walking, bike lanes, mountain trails, etc)
Public education for access and development of the Natick trail system
Purchase of materials for bridges, trail safety, and startup costs
Help the Town of Natick with land acquisition costs
Thanks to the vision of our Town Meeting members, who voted 95-25 in favor of funding the acquisition of the property from CSX, the Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) will now be a reality and is scheduled for construction to begin in 2019, with an anticipated completion date in 2021. We are sure this will be a treasured asset for both recreational and transportation purposes for the large number of people that live and work along the CRT in Framingham and Natick, as well as those who commute to and from Natick Center Station! The town also has plans to make the trail accessible for use during the interim before formal construction!
Please make a tax deductible donation to Friends of Natick Trails to demonstrate your commitment to improve our town's quality of living. Donate whatever amount works for you - any amount is a positive for the trail, and the number of donations we collect is as important as their size. Click the "Donate to FoNT" button to pledge.
Oct 2019 - Fun Run at Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
May 2019 - Cleanup event with Keep Natick Beautiful
2018 - Natick Days booth
2017 - CRT cleanup day