If hiking trails have always seemed like a boring walk in the woods to you, then perhaps you need a new kind of hiking trail.

At the Lake Williams Trail in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the typical walk around a local pond/lake trail feature has been replaced with a way to walk across this local lake.

A new half-mile floating boardwalk was finally completed last month and even those who don't usually take to the local trails are talking about this one.

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The Lake Williams Boardwalk took months of work from builders and volunteers, cost $1.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and saw several delays before completion. Now, this floating walkway is ready to offer unique water views for local nature lovers.

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The best part is that enjoying this trail doesn't mean walking for hours.

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The Lake Williams Trail in total is just a 1.5-mile loop through shady woodland around the lake. Along the way, you'll get to walk on water, cross wetland boardwalks and view the lake from a small hillside.

There are lots of options for starting the trail, too. It can be accessed from the baseball fields on Williams Street, the office building on Lizotte Drive and from the parking lot by Marlborough District Court.

Anywhere you start, the result is the same -- a short, easy loop around the lake plus a half-mile walk across it.

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Of course, the walk on the water is the coolest part of this hiking trail. Though it's only been open for about a month, people are loving the experience.

The city reminds hikers that pets are not allowed on the boardwalk, fishing is prohibited around the trail and there is no water access from the floating trail.

The lake itself is part of the city’s Water Supply Protection District, so walking over this water and enjoying the local wildlife is all that is allowed from this incredible floating boardwalk.

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