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The Middleton Rail Trail Rules & Safety


  • Open dawn to dusk

  • Be courteous to other trail users

  • Stop at ALL stop signs

  • Bicyclists should wear safety helmets. State law requires children 16 and younger to wear a helmet while biking.

  • Keep to the right; pass on the left

  • Use an audible signal when passing

  • 15 mph speed limit

  • Look before passing

  • Bicyclists yield to pedestrians

  • Travel at a safe speed

  • Keep pets on a short leash, remove droppings

  • When stopping do not block the trail

  • Obey all traffic control signs and signals

  • No littering — carry in, carry out

  • alcoholic beverages prohibited

  • Respect property adjacent to the trail

  • No motorized vehicles on the trail except electric wheelchairs

  • In case of emergency, dial 911.


  • Practice social distancing!  Stay to the right of the trail and remain at least 6 feet apart from other people.

  • As per the Massachusetts Governor's COVID-19 Order #55 issued November 2, 2020, persons are required to wear face-coverings in all indoor and outdoor public places.

  • For additional information, please refer to State of Massachusetts Covid-19 guidelines: