Terrific news out of Holliston, Mass., this week, with the generous
donation of a parcel of land to make possible the continued development of the Upper
Charles Rail Trail.
The Upper Charles Rail Trail is being developed in sections
as the land and funding becomes available, driven by a strong local group of
volunteers always willing to roll the sleeves up. When complete it will run
through Sherborn, Holliston, Milford, Hopkinton and Ashland in eastern
According to this
story at Metro West Daily News, The Fredy and Regula Lienhard Foundation
has donated a portion of the trail corridor that runs from South Street to the
Milford town line.
"(The foundation) basically donated the land so we can
build the trail on that," said
Robert Weidknecht, of the Holliston Trails
Local trail advocates are now hoping some of that generosity
might rub off on CSX, the railroad company which owns other significant
sections of the planned trail.
"We hope to find the money to purchase the other two
pieces from CSX," Weidknecht said. "We know they want to sell them.
It's getting the money that is difficult."
Photo courtesy Friends of the Holliston Trails
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