BLT Holds Grand Opening
The new 33-mile Boroughs Loop Trail (BLT), which links the trail networks of Marlborough, Westborough, Northborough, and Southborough, was opened in grand style during a ceremony on Friday, October 4. Representatives of the four towns and SVT, along with State Senator Jamie Eldridge, participated in the "ribbon" cutting ceremony that officially opened the BLT.
The ceremony was held at the trail head at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough. Eighty-seven people attended, including State Representatives Danielle Gregoire, Carmine Gentile, Hannah Kane, and Carolyn Dykema, as well as several local politicians from the four communities.
On Saturday, October 5, another 50 people attended the "Guided Hike Kickoff Celebration" at the same location and enjoyed long walks on the nearby trail.
Additional guided trail walks are scheduled for trail heads in all four towns during the months of October and November. Find details and registration info on our BLT page.
The BLT links wooded walking trails, bike paths, aqueduct trails, and sidewalks. Hikers, walkers, and runners are welcome on all parts of the trail. Some sections will allow mountain biking and dog walking.
SVT assisted the four towns in creating parts of the loop and in creating trail maps and signage.