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THANK YOU for 20th Birthday Cakes

 Karen Greenwood & Lynne Amsden
Jody Barnard
Christy Barnes
Barbara Campbell
Steve and Norma Chanis
Cornerstone Bank–Holden
Devereux School
Shirley Dickman
Ted del Donno
Gerardo’s Italian Bakery
Karin Glidden
Liz Johnson
Elaine MacNutt
Carol Morin
Barbara Nickerson
Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Mike and Rachel Peckar
Risa Sacks
Sentry Oil–Stidsen family
Ansley Siter
Jeanne Urbanowski
Val’s Restaurant
Doug and Jeanne Wipf

Twenty good friends of the Mass Central Rail Trail helped cut the ribbon on the 20th birthday celebration on October 1 at the West Boylston entrance:

From left to right:

Phil Thomann—trail volunteer and encourager of all

Jim Abrams—WG support whenever needed

Richard Bisk—Princeton Selectman

Maggie and Ruth Spaulding—Springdale Mill Committee

John Hadley—West Boylston Selectman

Rocky Goodreau—Sawizard volunteer from the beginning

Richard Williamson—Mass Central Rail Trail and statewide rail trail booster

Ed Yaglou—visionary and co-builder for the Mass Central Rail Trail and MCRT logo designer

Mike Peckar—WG board member and bridge recycler

Maureen Cranson—Sterling Selectman

Anita Scheipers—West Boylston Town Administrator

Peter Lukes—Holden Town Manager

Jim O’Day—MA State Representative, 14th Worcester District

John Scannell—MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Regional Director, Division of Watershed Protection

Lew Evangelidis—Worcester County Sheriff

Bruce Pennino—MCRT bridge engineer!

Joanne Root—WG booster who guided and encouraged WG from the beginning along with Elton Root (1927-2009)

Vivianne Ouellette—WG volunteer leader along with Hank Ouellette

Colleen Abrams—WG president and co-founder in 1995. (holding MCRT cake)

Greenways 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.

Thank you!

THANK YOU to the Walmart Foundation for sponsoring the MCRT 20th Birthday Party. Thank you Walmart #4387, West Boylston Manager Jose Martinez and Community Connector Delmar Sherrill for their steadfast support.

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Register now for Mass Trails Conference

The fifth annual Massachusetts Trails Conference takes place on November 4, at 99 Erdman Way in Leominster, sponsored by the DCR and the MARTAB. For more information about the conference and hands-on workshops, field trips, and sessions lead by trail experts, please click here. Wachusett Greenways members, please use …

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MCRT Trailwork – Fall Clearing

Now is the time for fall trail clearing and ditch cleaning. This is a great ‘all hands on deck’ season to enjoy working together to steward our trail. Please check the schedule and sign on now for the days and times when you can help. We’ll e-mail you a confirmation....

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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...

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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...

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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’ key project is the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in central Massachusetts. Members, volunteers, donors and many partners are central to our work. We have completed 19 miles of the planned 30 miles of the MCRT through the towns of Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, Oakham and Barre. The first section of trail opened in 1997. On September 30, 2017at 10 AM Wachusett Greenways and friends will celebrate the 20th birthday of the central MCRT opening at the West Boylston entrance to the trail on Thomas Street.

Wachusett Greenways members, volunteers and donors are working to complete the central 30 miles along with our partners including the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation and other Commonwealth agencies, eight towns, regional foundations and businesses. Other communities are working complete the entire 104 miles of the Mass Central Rail Trail between Northampton and Boston.

Learn more about Wachusett Greenways here!

Wachusett Greenways Events

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Massachusetts Trails Conference

Location: 90 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA

Date: 11/04/2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Preregistration is required here: Wachusett Greenways members attending, please register, contact us to say you’re coming to the conference. There are also great field trips on Friday. There may be an opening for the Thursday and Friday chainsaw training too.