FBRTC is collecting local support for revitalizing the economic and recreational opportunities for Downtown Franklin and the surrounding communities by connecting the 1.4-mile Franklin Industrial Track with easy, convenient access to the 22-mile SNETT rail trail!
A trailhead near Downtown Franklin, at Union Street and Cottage Street, will create a healthy opportunity for everyone to safely walk, bike and be active outdoors. The attraction of trail users to the Downtown Franklin area will benefit and rejuvenate the economic activities for restaurants and retailers, improving the overall value and vibrancy of our community.
With support of our state legislators, Franklin was able to secure $700,000 of state funding in FY23 for the trail extension.
A feasibility study to assess the track conditions and best path forward is underway. Among the features being examined is the current and potential future ownership of the stretch.
Please join our members for the monthly group walk on the SNETT rail trail on Friday, April 19th at 10am. This month, we will start at the Lake St (Bellingham, MA) parking lot. Bring friends, family and your four-legged well behaved, leashed companions! We are looking forward to walking with you!
Please join our members for the monthly group walk on the SNETT rail trail on Sunday, March 24th at 10am. This month, we will start at the Lake St (Bellingham, MA) parking lot. Bring friends, family and your four-legged well behaved, leashed companions! We are looking forward to walking with you!
The Franklin Fives Road Race supports our efforts to develop the SNETT (Souther New England Trunk Line) in Franklin and Bellingham into a multi-use trail for all to enjoy! We thank you and appreciate your support.
Volunteers are always needed to help support, expand and clean up the trail. There are typically two large clean up efforts (spring and fall) scheduled each year. Please follow us on Facebook for cleanup announcements and more.
Enjoy a bike ride. While walking/hiking, be on a lookout for kindness rocks. They can be hiding anywhere along the trail.
Winter brings a special magic to the trail. Enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing close to home all winter long.
Nature + Literature = StoryWalk® The FBRTC (Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee) hosted several pop-up StoryWalks® . Laminated pages from a story book were posted along a path that lead children and their families further along the trail and into the story. Everyone enjoyed this unique adventure.
Bring your best friend Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, but please be sure to clean up after them.
Monthly Group Walks
Please join the FBRTC members for our monthly group walks. Walks are announced via Facebook.