Join the Friends of Saxonville and Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) Committee for the official opening of the new Trail. Then join Framingham Conservation Commission for a walk along the Trail. We will branch off into Cochituate Brook Reservation and out to the shores of the North Pond of Lake Cochituate State Park. Wear proper footwear. Leashed dogs welcome. Meet at the trail entrance at the corner of School and Concord Streets in Saxonville. Allow 2 hours for this walk. Call (508) 532-5460 to register.
Event Schedule - May 14
|12 - 12:45 pm
|12:30 - 12:45 pm
|12:45 - 1 pm
||Bike Judging & Winners
|1:15 - 1:30 pm
||Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
|1:30 - 2 pm
||Fireseed Arts Music
|1:45 - 2 pm
||Narrated Nature Walk
Want to volunteer? We need your help.
Contact Paula Longden at (508) 877-7034.
Riverfest - Framingham (3 events)
Self-Guided Sudbury River Walk
Carol Getchell Trail
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:15 am
Enjoy a self-guided Nature/Discovery Walk along the Sudbury River on the Carol Getchell Trail. Look for tracks and emerging plants along the banks as spring turns toward summer. Start at the entrance on Sudbury Landing near the Old Danforth Bridge. The trail ends at Little Farms Road where you may join the Framingham Conservation Commission for the 10:00 am Historical Sudbury River Walk (Call (508) 532-5460 to register for that). Leashed dogs welcome.
Historical Sudbury River Walk
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00 am
Join the Framingham Conservation Commission for a walk along the Sudbury River, the aqueduct and Stone Bridge in Wayland for a bit of history and information about local flora and fauna. Wear proper footwear. Meet at the end of Little Farms Road at the Sudbury River. Leashed dogs welcome. Allow 2 hours for this walk. Call (508) 532-5460 to register.
Explore the Cochituate
Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 2:00 pm
Join the Framingham Conservation Commission for a walk along the new Cochituate Rail Trail, branching off into Cochituate Brook Reservation and out to the shores of the North Pond of Lake Cochituate State Park. Learn about these great trails and open spaces as well as dog owner responsibilities on conservation lands. Wear proper footwear. Meet at the CRT entrance at the corner of School and Concord Streets in Saxonville. Leashed dogs welcome. Allow 2 hours for this walk. Call (508) 532-5460 to register.
Join us for one of the walks or all three!
This is a great way for family and friends to get outdoors and get some fresh air, all while learning about the environment. Please contact the Framingham Conservation office at (508) 532-5460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and for more information.
This program solicits community involvement in maintaining the Carol J. Getchell Nature trail in Saxonville. This can range from a one-day event focused on a clean up or trail enhancement to a commitment to maintain the trail for a specific period of time. Participating in this program is an ideal opportunity for individuals and local organizations to give back to the community in a visible way.
Free Community Events
FOS sponsors several free events every year in the Saxonville community, including historic walking tours of the village, guided tours of the Carol J. Getchell Nature Trail and lectures about aspects of Saxonville's history by local historians. Check this Web page for information about the next free community event.
Nutcracker Sweet — A Ballet to Benefit the Athenaeum - December 2014
Discover Saxonville 2013 — A Celebration of Community, Culture and Cuisine to Benefit The Athenaeum
RiverFest - June 2013 - Old Danforth Street Bridge; Historic Talk and Tour
Discover Saxonville 2012 — Jingle Bell Day
Discover Savonville 2011 — History of Saxonville Mills and Honoring Soldiers in the Civil War
Discover Saxonville 2010 — Luau at the Lake