Lake Williams Boardwalk in Marlborough opens May 6

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Lake Williams Boardwalk in Marlborough opens May 6
Lake Williams Floating Boardwalk will open on Monday, May 6. (Photo/Tami White)

MARLBOROUGH — Mayor J. Christian Dumais has announced that the Lake Williams Boardwalk will open on Monday, May 6, at noon. The opening will be commemorated with ceremonial ribbon cutting that will take place at the Williams Street entrance. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Residents who wish to attend should park at the Marlborough District Court House at 45 Williams St.

On Tuesday, May 7, the mayor will be leading a hike on the Lake Williams Trail and Boardwalk at 6 p.m. Residents are welcome and encouraged to join the mayor for the hike. The hike will start at the Williams Street entrance and loop around the entire boardwalk and trail. It is expected to last under an hour. Residents who wish to attend should park at the Marlborough District Court House at 45 Williams St.

Boardwalk information

The boardwalk will be open seven days a week from dawn to dusk.

Yearly Operation

The yearly schedule of the boardwalk has yet to be determined and will be announced soon.

Rules

The following is not allowed on the boardwalk:

Pets

Bicycles, Scooters or Skateboards

Smoking

Fishing

Swimming

Lake Williams is 113 acres of water and land in the heart of the city. The now two-mile-long trail loop runs through the shady woods near the lake shore through young woodland and mature stands of trees, across wetlands on boardwalks and provides a view at the top of hill.

Trail work delays opening of Lake Williams boardwalk

The floating boardwalk provides an additional half-mile of trail and wonderful water views to enjoy.

Lake Williams floating boardwalk completed

The public is invited to walk, hike, or run and enjoy the nature the trail provides. The public is also encouraged to watch the birds that use the lake for feeding, and especially during migration in spring and fall.

View a map of the lake and boardwalk — https://www.marlborough-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif7576/f/uploads/lake_williams_trail_map_0.pdf

For questions on the boardwalk, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 508-460-3770. For emergencies, always dial 911.

 

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