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Trail News

Wachusett Greenways periodically updates this page with announcements, trail reports and conditions. If you find an issue with any part of the trail, please use the button below to Report a Trail Issue.


Are you ready to join Wachusett Greenways as a trail patroller? Contact Colleen Abrams 508-479-2123 or contact us to learn more. You can select your favorite trail section and sign on as a year round patroller. You can help the Mass Central Rail Trail and White Oak Trail to be in tip-top shape for everyone to enjoy. Check out the patroller guide here.

Kurt Calling for Your Assistance

Hello, My name is Kurt Maiser, I am a boy scout working on my Eagle project. For my project, I am working with Wachusett Greenways to create a “Tour de Cemetery” through the Wachusett towns in order to create an interesting and informative bike route for everyone to enjoy. Do you know any interesting, historically relevant, or important gravesites, cemeteries, or individual graves in the towns of Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, West Boylston, Barre or Oakham? Please contact me at moc.l1498206241iamg@1498206241resia1498206241m.tru1498206241k1498206241 to share your knowledge so that I can create the most interesting and well-informed bike route I can. Thank you for your support and help; it is greatly appreciated.

Connecting the Wachusett community with trails and greenways

Wachusett Greenways’ mission is connecting the Wachusett-area community with trails and greenways. In 1995, this all-volunteer nonprofit group and our partners began to build and maintain trails. Wachusett Greenways is best known as the steward of the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in central Massachusetts; we also oversee the White Oak Trail in Holden. Members, volunteers, donors and many partners are central to our work. We envision an expanded network of trails and roads for non-motorized recreation and transportation in central Massachusetts. We have completed 19 miles of trail along the old Mass Central Railroad line, which ran for 104 miles between Boston and Northampton from 1886 to 1938, in the towns of Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, Oakham and Barre. The first section of trail opened in 1997 and the newest section opened just this year in Oakham. But the MCRT through central Massachusetts is not yet contiguous: we hope to complete the remaining 11 miles, and with your help we can make it happen! Wachusett Greenways is part of group of non-profits and state agencies that are working together to someday make the MCRT a contiguous 104-mile trail.

Learn more about Wachusett Greenways here!

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