Massachusetts: Framingham: Nobscot Reservation Map
Created By: dbperry
Last Updated: May 19th, 2012 10:05pm
West: -71.459° East: -71.4299°
Country: United States
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Nobscot Reservation, Framingham, MA 01701
Depending on how you look at it, this area is almost equally split between Framingham and Sudbury.
Most of this area is a large Boy Scout Reservation, where visitors are welcome to hike. It is also made up of properties owned by the Sudbury Valley Trustees, Callahan State Park, and conservation land owned by Framingham and Sudbury.
More information at:
My KMZ map is from the Sudbury Valley Trustees map and brochure (with permission):
(See Version History below for more information)
If you enjoy this property, consider joining the Sudbury Valley Trustees as a member or making a donation to the Knox Trail Council:
Bay Circuit "E to K" KMZ Series
Northwest Framingham and the adjoining parts of Sudbury and Marlborough contain many different publicly accessible conservation parcels, owned by a number of different entities. Unfortunately, that means that there is not a good consolidated detailed trail map for this whole region. However, I have made a series of KMZ maps - my "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" - that work together to provide seamless coverage for this area on your GPSr. Each KMZ file overlaps with at least one other in the series, but by cropping the files and setting a precise draw order for each one, there is no loss of coverage even with all the KMZ files displayed on your GPSr at the same time.
Note that this series of KMZ maps contains more trails than just the Bay Circuit Trail. For example, the entire Callahan State Park is included, even though the majority of the trails are south of the Bay Circuit Trail. I'm calling my series the "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" since there is a nice overview map on the Bay Circuit Trail website and because I can't think of anything else to call it!
The area encompassed by my "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" is from point 'E' in Sudbury to point 'K' in Marlborough on map #8 of the Bay Circuit Trail:
A description of this map is available here:
and the entire Bay Circuit Trail is described here:
Working from the Northeast to the Southwest, the KMZ files in my "Bay Circuit 'E to K' KMZ Series" are:
This 6 tile KMZ is set to draw order 35 so that it appears under your primary IMG file, under Hop Brook, under Northwest Framingham, and over Callahan State Park.
This 6 tile KMZ is set to draw order 40 so that it appears under your primary IMG file and under Hop Brook but over Nobscot and Callahan State Park.
Hop Brook Natural Area
This 1 tile KMZ is set to draw order 45 so that it appears under your primary IMG file, but over Nobscot, Northwest Framingham and Callahan State Park.
Callahan State Park
This 9 tile KMZ is set to draw order 32 so that it appears under your primary IMG file and also under Nobscot, Northwest Framingham and Callahan State Park. Note that another author has posted a Callahan State Park KMZ on gpsfiledepot.com, but the draw order of that KMZ is not conducive to the 'layering' I wanted to achieve. So that is why I made my own.
But it probably isn't worth worrying about all the different draw orders - download all the KMZ in the series and put them all on your GPSr and you should be happy. But the information above is provided for those of you who do need it.
This KMZ map is set to Draw Order 35 (as described above).
Note that due to the wide coverage area of this map, it is actually 6 tiles. Keep that in mind when placing this on your Garmin GPSr - even though this is one KMZ, the number of tiles is limited to 100 across all the KMZ files loaded on your GPS.
The image on the left is from a Garmin GPSMAP 78sc with no other maps displayed. The image on the right is from the same device with the Garmin 24K NE series TOPO maps displayed.
I have posted this KMZ as freeware, so instead of paying me for it, send me a note if you found this file helpful!
Download Garmin Custom Map [3MB] (1020 Downloads)
Once you have downloaded and unzipped the KMZ file, you can:
1) Display it on your Garmin GPS receiver by placing the file in the \Garmin\CustomMaps folder on your supported Garmin GPS receiver. For a list of supported devices, click here.
2) Display it in Google Earth by opening the file (FILE, OPEN).
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Version 2.00 (2012 May 20)
Still using the same source map, but major changes include:
- integration with my "Northwest Framingham" KMZ series, as described above
- changed draw order to 35 (see above)
- changed from one 'tile' to six 'tiles' to improve the resolution of the map on the GPSr. And it is better. The image on the left below is from version 1 (one tile) and the image on the right is from version 2 (6 tiles):
Version 1.00 (2012 Jan 21)
Initial release using undated Sudbury Valley Trustees map downloaded on 1/21/12