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Wachusett Greenways Events

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Blood Swamp Hike in Rutland State Park

Location: Contact us for meeting location

Date: 05/25/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blood Swamp Hike Saturday at Rutland State Park with Wachusett Greenways. This easy hike is about 6 miles along established non-paved roads and a stretch of the MIDSTATE Trail through a cathedral of pines and skirting a large wetland replete with enormous beaver lodge. Contact Rich Barry to sign up at, 508-735-3290. Meet near the Coldbrook Springs monument off Rte. 122 in Oakham.

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Bike Ride on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Sterling

Location: Contact us for meeting location

Date: 06/12/2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ride the Mass Central Rail Trail, June 12, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Take an easy 8 mile ride on the rail trail and beyond in Sterling, then enjoy a picnic lunch. Contact Colleen Abrams, 508-479-2123 or to sign up.

DCR Events

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Cache In / Trash Out at Sudbury Reservoir

Location: 911 Field, Acre Bridge Road, Marlboro

Date: 05/25/2019
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

DCR Event: Combine the fun of geocaching with cleaning up the environment. The DCR Rangers will place caches around the area of the Sudbury Reservoir. Participants will pick up trash along the way to the caches. Trash bags will then be placed along the roadside for pick up by the DCR staff. Meet at 911 Field, Acre Bridge Road, Marlboro. This event will be posted on

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.

Spring Adventures with Wachusett Greenways!

Wachusett Greenways invites you to come along for spring adventures. Join us to explore the outdoors, take a bike ride on the Mass Central Rail Trail, volunteer for rail trail spring clean-up and attend our annual gathering. Everyone is welcome! See our Events listing...

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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.

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!