TreeAshland Open Space Committee


Upcoming regular meetings
March 11, April 8, May 13

All meetings are held at 7:30 PM in Town Hall on Main Street, lower level, unless otherwise indicated.

Date: March 8, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Place: Ashland Community Center, 162 West Union St (Route 135)
Sponsors: Ashland Bike Club and representatives from the towns of Milford, Hopkinton, Holliston, and Sherborn
You’re invited to learn about bringing a regional multi-purpose rail trail to Ashland!

The Upper Charles Rail Trail, conceived twenty years ago, converts unused and abandoned rail lines in the Upper Charles River area for multi-purpose recreational and commuter activities such as cycling, walking, jogging and cross-country skiing. The regional trail, as envisioned, will connect the towns of Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Milford and Sherborn.

Studies have shown that when communities invest in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, residents and visitors take advantage. This is a chance to do something truly transformative for Ashland.

Open Space and Recreation Plan
You can reference the text and selected maps from the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Plan (106 MB, will take a few minutes !!).

Weston Nurseries — Ashland Votes to Purchase 30+ Acres
Spring 2007 Town Meeting voted to purchase the Ashland part of the Weston Nurseries land. The purchase of this land is important to preserve open space, including the town's only public water supply.

For more information, see our Weston Nurseries Land page or the Town web site.

Ducks at Ashland State Park
Lady Slipper at Ashland State Park


The Ashland Open Space Committee aims to preserve and maintain areas in Ashland, Massachusetts and provide opportunities for its residents to enjoy the natural environment.

  • Established, mapped, and continues to maintain the Ashland trail system.
  • Works to acquire, and advocates for the protection of, open space.
  • Is leading the creation of the Open Space and Recreation Plan for submittal to the town and state.

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