Winter Passive Recreation

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in Framingham

In 2018, The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Division received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Recreational Trails Program. This MassTrails grant was used to offset the cost of a 2018 Polaris Ranger NorthStar All Terrain Vehicle. This vehicle includes a track attachment system to enable snow grooming operations to create cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing trails at various passive parks in Framingham. The ATV will be used for other maintenance services the remainder of the year. Over the years, we have received numerous requests for cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Since 2018 we have had an increase of usage of these trails. The input from users has been very positive!!! As we identify additional areas for these winter recreational opportunities, locations may be added to the list below. Get outdoors and enjoy the trails! #playmorelivemore

Please do not walk on the ski tracks as this makes it unsafe for the skiers. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are NOT permitted on these trails. 

Feel free to contact us at 508-532-5960 or by email, during regular business hours, regarding our new trails. 


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List of Groomed Trails*

Activity Park Street Address
Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing Cushing Memorial Park Winter Street/Dudley Road, Framingham
Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing Farm Pond Park Dudley Road, Framingham
Snowshoeing Macomber Reservation Badger Road, Framingham
*Grooming is dependent on weather conditions

Trail Do's

  • Please use one trail for cross-country skiing and one for snowshoeing.
  • Please use the trails between dawn and dusk.
  • Please keep your distance from other skiers.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Enjoy the winter wonderland!

Trail Don'ts

  • Do NOT Walk on Ski Tracks (humans and dogs included). This makes it unsafe for the skiers.
  • Do NOT ride a bicycle or any motorized vehicle on trails.
For other passive recreation areas & trails CLICK HERE