Trails Activities

The ULSC takes an active role in the development of trails and related tasks:
 
  • Raise awareness of Upton’s trails
  • Raise funds and recruit volunteers
  • Work with private landowners to secure permanent trail easements
  • Create a master plan for a Town-wide trail system
  • Inventory and, where needed, map existing trails 
  • Publish trail maps
  • Connect Upton’s trails to trails in the surrounding communities
  • Build new trails
  • Monitor trail conditions and maintain trails, trailheads, parking areas and signage
  • Create ADA accessible trails where possible
  • Create trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding
  • Investigate old roads to determine whether they are town-owned or privately held and whether they can be used for trails
  • Co-ordinate efforts with other trail organizations, including Mass DCR, the National Park Service, and the Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor
  • Volunteer to help other organizations with their trail efforts and seek assistance from them for Upton’s trail efforts.
  • Inventory items of natural and cultural significance
  • Create interpretative materials that help people learn about nature and history
  • Publicize trails in newspapers, magazines, on-line and at public events
  • Educate trail users on the proper use of trails and trail building