Passive Recreation Areas & Trails
Arthur - Morency Woods
Arthur - Morency Woods is located at the end of Arthur Street and is a 14.5-acre wooded area that is home to a variety of wildlife. Formal and informal trails lead you through this undisturbed woodland. This area is maintained by the City's Conservation Department.
Callahan State Park
Callahan State Park is located on Millwood Street and is an 820-acre, day use, area with 7 miles of marked trails. It is maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Carol Getchell Trail
Carol Getchell Trail is located behind Stapleton School on Elm Street. This trail has a beautiful view of the Sudbury River. It is maintained by the City's Conservation Department.
Cochituate Brook Reservation
Cochituate Brook Reservation is located off Old Connecticut Path and is 27 acres of beautiful wooded trails. These trails connect to the Cochituate State Park Trails and will soon include part of the Cochituate Rail Trail. Public parking is available at Reardon Park on Brownlea Road. The reservation area is maintained by the City's Conservation Department.
Cushing Memorial Park
Cushing Memorial Park has entrances off of Dudley Road and Winter Street. The park is located on 57 acres, it is the site of a World War II Army Hospital. The park offers walking and passive recreation areas. It also houses Cushing Memorial Chapel, the Academy Building and the Cushing Building. The park is maintained by the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
Farm Pond is located on Dudley Road and offers fishing, boat access, a fully accessible playground, bocce courts, and walking trails. Farm Pond Park is used year-round for family picnics, permitted community cultural events including the Annual Latin Fest, Fall Fest, and a large number of weddings. This area is maintained by the City's Parks and Recreation Department. To request a permit for your event contact Framingham Parks & Recreation (email).
Macomber is located on Badger Road and is 57 acres of beautiful wooded wetlands. It offers trails and a beautiful view of Barton Brook. This area is maintained by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the City Conservation Department.
Nobscot Conservation Land
Access and parking for the Nobscot Conservation Land is located on Brimstone Lane and is 118 acres of historical sites, wooded areas, trails, wetlands, an abandoned apple orchard, and a famous dam built by Henry Ford. This conservation land is maintained by the Town of Sudbury.
Nobscot Scout Reservation
The Nobscot Scout Reservation is located on Edgell Road / Nobscot Road on the Framingham / Sudbury town line. Formal reservations, through the Boy Scouts, must be made to access this area. The facility offers over 480 acres of wooded land. Camping, hiking, outdoor education classes, and beautiful scenic views are all offered. The reservation is owned and maintained by the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Weston Aqueduct Walking Trail
Weston Aqueduct Walking Trail (PDF) is a passive trail that has been permitted for use from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to the City of Framingham Parks and Recreation Department. It is located between Water Street and Elm Street.
Wittenborg Woods is located on Wayside Inn Road and is 83 acres of woods and wetlands. The main trail connects to the Bay Circuit Trail (PDF), the Nobscot Conservation Land, and the Sudbury Valley Trustee's Gross Tract (PDF). This area is maintained by the City's Conservation Department.