Wachusett Greenways Links


     

      Energy and Environmental Affairs    http://www.mass.gov/eea/

      Midstate Trail - Worcester County, MA  
 
       East Coast Greenway from Florida to Maine
 
       Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway a beltway of trails encircling Boston.

       Ware River Rail Trail a patchwork of possibilities leading to Winchendon.
 
       Wayside Rail Trail a proposed trail on the eastern section of the Central Mass line
      
       American trails is national non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of national trails infrastructure.
        Our area's biggest landowner, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection (DCR)
        has also been our biggest ally.DCR's Recreational Trails Grant program has provided grants and other forms of support.
        The Mass Department of Environmental Management (DEM), has provided grants and other forms of support.
       
       The Rails to Trails Conservancy is a strong advocate for rail trails.
 
        Mass Central Rail Trail Site – once a 104-mile railroad line from Northampton to Boston, now the corridor is being restored as a rail trail –     
        a path for bicyclists, walkers, runners, baby strollers and young cyclists with training wheels, wheel chair users, cross country skier, equestrians and nature enthusiasts
 
       
        Town of Holden - Holden, MA 01520
        Town of Paxton – Paxton, MA 01612
        Town of Princeton – Princeton, MA 01541
        Town of Rutland – Rutland, MA 01543
        Town of Sterling – Sterling, MA 01564
        Town of West Boylston – West Boylston, MA 01583
        Town of Oakham – Oakham, MA
 
        
       Central Massachusetts
 
        Midstate Trail – a scenic footpath located in Worcester County, 45 miles west of Boston. This 92-mile hiking trail extends from Rhode Island crossing the gentle hills of central Massachusetts and eventually connecting to the Wapack Trail in New Hampshire.
        White Oak Land Conservation Society – founded in 1978 to preserve land as open space in Holden and the region surrounding Holden.
        Seven Hills Wheelmen – a recreational group for adults in the Worcester, MA, area who enjoy bicycling and other outdoor activities.
        Appalachian Mountain Club Worcester Chapter – the local chapter of the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization.
        WACHUSETT RESERVOIR WATERSHED PUBLIC ACCESS PLAN UPDATE has been released. 
        Several miles of trail have been opened by Wachusett Greenways in coordination with the Department of Conservation and Recreation,    Division of Water Supply Protection  and the Holden Police Department.

        Wachusett Cycle & Multisport, West Boylston, MA

        Clinton Greenways Conservation Trust  http://www.clintongreenway.org/

 

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        Mass Central Rail Trail
 
        Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway – trails and greenways extending through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and linking the parks and open   spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston.
        Ware River Rail Trailcurrently open for public use as a state-owned trail from Coldbrook to Baldwinville, MA.
        Wayside Rail Trail – a proposed trail on the eastern section of the Central Mass line.
        Rail Trails of Massachusetts – many links to useful information on bike and rail trails throughout the state.
        MassBike serving and protecting the interests of the bicycling public in Massachusetts.
 
   
    Massachusetts State Agencies
 
        Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) – our area's largest landowner, the DCR’s Division of Water Supply Protection has also been Wachusett Greenways’ biggest ally. DCR's Recreational Trails Grant program has provided grants
        and other forms of support.
       
 
    Other New England
 
        New Hampshire Railroad Revitalization Association – making a difference in New Hampshire’s economic future through transportation research and education.
 
    National
 
       Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.
       TrailLink – a robust source of information on all kinds of trails across the country, provided by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
       American Trails – a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling.
       East Coast Greenway – aiming to connect cities and towns of the East Coast with a continuous, traffic-free path, the East Coast Greenway spans 3,000 miles from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.
       Mountaineering Guide Site – a one-stop shop for many adventure travel needs.
       American Hiking Society – promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience. Wachusett Greenways is a sustaining member of AHS.
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                   Last update: September 2013