Upper Charles Trail Committee
The Upper Charles Trail Committee is charged with recommending, for  the Select Board’s consideration, a development plan for the Upper Charles Trail in Hopkinton, from the Milford Town line to the Ashland Town line, and then developing the Upper Charles Trail. The Committee’s responsibilities shall include, but shall not be limited to, planning, design, permitting, property rights acquisition and construction of the Trail and associated infrastructure, subject to the approval of the Select Board approval of property rights acquisition and Trail route location. The Committee shall identify, apply for and receive any State, Federal or private grants which may become available for the accomplishment of its mission. The Committee may request and advocate for Community Preservation Act funds.

The UCTC shall continue to gather input from as many Hopkinton residents as possible throughout the process. 

In summary, their charge requires the UCTC to develop a plan for a multi-use active and passive recreational path that will incorporate the Hopkinton Center Trail. The plan shall outline the community’s vision for the path and produce recommendations for the Select Board’s consideration that align with the aspirations of the community. 

Committee Chair: Jane Moran - UCTCchair@hopkintonma.gov

Members:
For more information on members, and current or upcoming vacancies, you can view that info within Hopkinton's Boards & Committee database system here:
https://hopkintonma.granicus.com/boards/w/a033d2a534216d46 

Upper Charles Trail booth setup at Hopkinton101 event
Upper Charles Trail booth at Hopkinton101 event on Town Common

Upper Charles Trail Committee public input form - click here 
Upper Charles Trail Public Forum Documents (from 4/13 public forum) 

The Upper Charles Trail Project shall be a multi-use active and passive recreational path that will incorporate the Hopkinton Center Trail. The development plan shall outline the community’s vision for the creation of the path and produce recommendations for the Select Board’s consideration that align with the aspirations of the community and include 2 or 3 route options, one of which is located on the west side of Hayden Rowe.  The development plan shall also outline the potential federal, state and local funding opportunities to assist with the construction and maintenance of the Trail.

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Project Contact: Michelle Murdock - mmurdock@hopkintonma.gov

To learn more about the project and its history please visit the links below:

UCTC Trail Alignment Plans

Reports and Evaluations

Shared Use Paths (under construction)

Public Outreach

Q&A

Miscellaneous Documents