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Snowshoe/Hike/Ski to Poutwater Pond

Location: Contact us for meetup location

Date: 02/23/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This 3-mile round-trip hike will ascend 300 feet in elevation through the North Sterling Woods, traversing Sterling Land Trust and MA. Fish and Wildlife forest and DCR open fields. Come along and enjoy this isolated pond that few venture to in winter. Snowshoes are available for loan. Contact Mike to sign up, reserve snowshoes, and get details on where to park at 508-835-2959 or

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.

MCRT West Boylston is OPEN

The MCRT West Boylston section will be OPEN Sunday 12/30 through New Year's Day. It will be closed on January 2nd for continued construction work. Please enjoy other sections of the trail.

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If you encounter a bear ….

In September a person on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland reported to the Wachusett Greenways trail patrol volunteer that they encountered a bear on the trail. In August two piles of bear scat were found in the MCRT parking lot at Wachusett Street, Rutland. Here...

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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!