Upcoming Draft Plan for the Middlesex Fells Reservation

In the latest chapter of the ongoing dispute between users of the Middlesex Fellsway Reservation, the State Department of Conservation and Recreation has indicated that an upcoming draft plan for trail usage will focus on enforcement of existing rules at the Fells, education, trail closures, resource protection, and improving recreational experience for existing users, the agency said in a letter to the Boston Sierra Club.

The trail system plan will not call for an expansion of the trail system, construction of new trails or the expansion of parking at the Fells, according to a copy of the letter provided by the Sierra Club, dated Sept. 2, 2010.