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The mission of Nobscot Neighbors is to promote, preserve, and advocate for Nobscot, a village within Framingham, Massachusetts, and improve its quality of life for residents, businesses, institutions, and visitors.

Recreation

 

Nobscot is home to some of the largest and most beautiful open spaces in Framingham. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter are only some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy in the area. And for the kids and those who like sports such as basketball, tennis, golf, and baseball, there are plenty of playgrounds, playing fields and courts, and a golf course.

Playgrounds

Brophy School - 575 Pleasant Street - Playground and soccer field

Charlotte Dunning School - 48 Frost Street - Playground

Hemenway School - 729 Water Street - Playground, baseball field, basketball court

Walsh Middle School - 301 Brook Street - Playground, four lighted tennis courts

Woodfield Playground - Sloane Drive and Gregory Road

Parks, Conservation, and other Recreational Areas

Bay Circuit Trail

The Bay Circuit Trail is a permanent recreation trail and greenway corridor extending through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts. The Framingham section passes through Wittenborg Wooods, and leads into Sudbury on the Nobscot conservation land and the Boy Scout reservation to the west of Edgell Road.

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

The Bruce Freeman Trail is a proposed rail trail through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham - following the 25-mile route of the old New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell line.

The Framingham section is also known as the Nobscot Trail, running directly through Nobscot in a north to south orientation, with a major road crossing at Water Street next to the Hemenway School. Phase 1 (6.8 miles in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford) is open. Phase 2 in Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, and Sudbury (13.1 miles) and Phase 3 in Sudbury and Framingham (4.6 miles) are proposed extensions.

Callahan State Park

Callahan State Park is a 820-acre woodland and meadow area located off Millwood Street. There are seven miles of trails used for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Within the park are nearly 100 acres of open fields, 70 acres of which are currently under an agricultural lease.

Garden in The Woods

This 45-acre native plant botanic garden, located on Hemenway Road, is the New England Wildflower Society’s headquarters and living museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM). Its various walking trails offer a beautiful setting, particularly in the spring when the gardens are in bloom. An admission fee is charged, or become a member and enjoy free admission and discounts on purchases at the garden's nursery.

Nobscot Park

Nobscot Park is a small "pocket park" on Edgell Road across from the Village at Nobscot shopping plaza, offering a respite from the bustle of the commercial district nearby.

Nobscot Scout Reservation

Nobscot Scout Reservation is 480 acres of beautiful forest criss-crossed by hiking trails, straddling the Framingham/Sudbury line. A trail leads to the 602-foot summit of Nobscot Hill, the area's namesake, which offers stunning views in all directions, including the Boston skyline to the east, and, from nearby Tippling Rock, Mount Wachusett to the west. The main entrance and parking lot is on Edgell Road just over the Sudbury line, across from Framingham Animal Hospital. Owned by the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, the reservation is rich in Native American and Revolutionary War history.

Millwood Farms Golf Course

This 14-hole public course is located at 175 Millwood Street, in a secluded country setting near Callahan State Park.

Weston Aqueduct Trail

A 1.1 mile recreational trail that follows the apex of the aqueduct from Brook Street in Nobscot east to Elm Street in Saxonville.

Wittenborg Woods

The trails on this 83-acre parcel of Framingham conservation land consists of upland forest and wetlands. They start from the parking lot on the east side of Wayside Inn Road, beside mailbox #95. The main trail leads north to the Bay Circuit Trail, which connects with the Nobscot conservation land.