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National Train Day Ride 2010: The Charles River Railroad

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/08/2010 - 9:00am
Event Location: 
South Station

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MassBike Spins Presents:
2nd Annual National Train Day Ride
 

The Bay Colony Rail Trail Logo

Designers on 99Designs.com worked hard on our logo, and our community worked equally hard on responding to the logo survey. We are proud to present the result.

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Trail Map

A PDF document with the most current map of the trail is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail?

The Bay Colony Rail Trail project aims to convert the abandoned rail corridor between Needham and Medfield to a new multi-use greenway. The path will provide a safe and natural facility for hiking, walking, running, biking, cross-country skiing, and other recreational activities.
The proposed trial will extend for 7 miles through the towns of Needham, Dover and Medfield.  (See map.)

Needham

Dover Open Space Committee

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Dover Town House Dover, MA

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Presenting the BCRT to the Dover Open Space Committee

Bay Colony Rail Trail Project Kicked Off!

On July 23, a misty Thursday afternoon at Red Wing Bay in Needham, the Bay Colony Rail Trail project took an important step toward becoming a reality. In spite of the inclement conditions, twenty people converged on the site to discuss the process and prospects for converting an unused rail corridor to a rail trail.

In attendance were officials from Needham, Dover and Medfield, members from local organizations such as Needham Bikes, Bike Newton, the Newton Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, two Massachusetts-based national experts on rail trails, and representatives from state agencies such as Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR).

Inaugural Meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Red Wing Bay - Needham

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Bay Colony Rail Trail

Inaugural Meeting

July 23, 2009 

Greetings everyone, and thank you for joining us here today. This meeting marks the beginning of a long journey that, hopefully, will result in a beautiful multi-use recreational trail through Medfield , Dover and Needham and perhaps beyond into Newton.

The Needham-Medfield corridor is an almost seven mile stretch that crosses only seven roads, and traverses town conservation land for over 70% of the distance.

There is another unused rail corridor that runs from Needham Heights, across Rt. 95 to Winchester Street in Newton.

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Needham Junction Fork

Millis - Dover Road

Millis - Dover Road

Rail with Trail on the Neponset Trail -- Milton Dorchester Line

Rail with Trail on the Neponset Trail -- Milton Dorchester Line

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