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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 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.
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Wachusett Greenways Events
Worcester “Hike the Heart” on the East-West Trail
Location: Cascading Waters
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 10, Saturday, 10am-12 noon. Four to 4 1/2 miles of moderate difficulty. Greenways will join forces with Park Spirit and hike some of their trails on the west side of the city. We’ll start at Cascades Park in Tatnuck with views of Worcester’s largest waterfall (aka cataract), overlooking northern hardwood forests and passing vernal pools. We should witness frogs and Pileated woodpeckers or signs thereof along the way as we continue into Boynton Park in Paxton. There will be a shuttle back to the cars for those who want to end their hike here. From there is a bit of street walking to reach park land near the Worcester Regional Airport. Eventually we’ll reach Tetasset Ridge that takes us in remarkably pristine parts of undeveloped land before ending at another Worcester City park on Mill St. We will carpool back to our cars. Contact Christy Barnes to sign up, 508-755-6321, moc.l1495515670iamg@14955156706070s1495515670enrab1495515670ytsir1495515670hc1495515670 .
Note: This is part of a three hike series that Park Spirit offers, visiting 17 different green spaces that traverse the city of Worcester. Visit parkspirit.org for details (& a map).