THANK YOU for 20th Birthday Cakes
Karen Greenwood & Lynne Amsden
Steve and Norma Chanis
Ted del Donno
Gerardo’s Italian Bakery
Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Mike and Rachel Peckar
Sentry Oil–Stidsen family
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)
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.
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced $1.8 million in 49 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants to community trail projects throughout the Commonwealth, which will construct …read more
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.read more
Read our latest mail update …read more
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 …read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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
Massachusetts Trails Conference
Location: 90 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Preregistration is required here: http://www.masstrailsconference.com. 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.