This 24.6-acre open space, owned by the town, stretches about 1.3 miles from Howland Street, where it is essentially an extension of Harry Kemp Way, to a point just beyond Snail Road. It is known as the Old Colony Nature Pathway as it occupies the right-of-way of the Old Colony (later New Haven) Railroad.
It takes little imagination to picture tracks laid down along this wooded corridor and to hear the train coming into town after its famously long trip from Boston. There are lots of cinders mixed in with the sand to make the impression even sharper. An initiative by the town in 1994 to pave the path ran into considerable opposition and was shelved. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-02-11