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Celebrate National Trails Day with Wachusett Greenways


Date: 06/02/2018
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Begin with trail clearing on the "over the hill" section of the MCRT in Holden from 10-11:30 AM. Join a team to help celebrate this day while beautifying our local trail. Then travel to Wachusett Mountain, where many like-minded organizations will come together and hike to the top of the mountain, followed by fun and revelry with food, yoga, music and tables of information and merchandise to purchase. All are welcome! Please let us know if you want to join our clean-up on the MCRT and for more information. Contact Christy at or 508-688-7540.

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.

Our 2016 Year in Review is finally here!

Though our 2016 annual report was long-delayed, we think you'll be delighted to see all that YOU - our volunteers and donors - accomplished together. Click here to view the 2016 Year in Review Please watch for our 2017 Annual Review in your postal mail coming...

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Wachusett Region’s Historic Cemetery Trails

Our new biking tours of historic area cemeteries were designed and created by Boy Scout Kurt Maiser of Troop 182 Holden. The year-long research and resultant Web page(s) are his Eagle Project. Kurt was fascinated by the stories he uncovered of former residents who...

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MCRT Program to be Shown on Holden Community Television

Holden Community Television (HCTV) is now airing a program about the Mass Central Railroad - talk given by Joel Angiolillo at the Weston Library on March 7, 2017. This program was taped by Weston Community Media. Airtimes for this show can be found on the HCTV...

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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!