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Upcoming Wachusett Greenways Events

Come and enjoy what Wachusett Greenways has to offer. Events are free and open to all.

To suggest an event — better yet, to lead one — please contact Christy at

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Past Events

Join the Parade! Rutland’s 4th of July parade

Location: Rutland
Date: 07/04/2018 Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the parade! Wachusett Greenways will participate in Rutland’s 4th of July parade on Wednesday, July 4th at 1p.m.. You are invited to walk, ride a bike, push a stroller, or ride in the WG vehicle. All ages welcome.

Arrive between 11 a.m. and 12 noon at Central Tree Middle School . We’ll be there with chairs, Wachusett Greenways banners and snacks. You can purchase a new Greenways t-shirt for just $5 on July 4th. The parade registration is at 12:15, with line-up to follow and the parade proceeds promptly at 1 p.m. Please reply to Colleen to say you’ll join us 508-479-2123 or

Ten years ago, July 4, 2008, Wachusett Greenways served as the Grand Marshalls for the Rutland parade. Fast forward one decade and join us this year!

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Hike on the MidState Trail

Location: Leominster/Princeton
Date: 06/30/2018 Time: 12:30 pm

June 30, 12:30pm

Hike from Wachusett Village Inn parking lot on Route 2 in Westminster, to the parking lot of Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton. This is a straight line, so we will park cars at each end. My favorite part of the Mid-State Trail because it is so high that there are beautiful views! We travel along the ridge of the rock walls at Leominster State Forest, where people frequently rappel down. Contact Lori Altobelli to sign up & get meetup time – 978-407-6066 or

National Trails Day - image of US with words: together we'll improve 2802 miles of trail

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.

Rutland brook audubon sanctuary - iamge of brook running through trees

Rutland Brook Walk

Date: 05/23/2018 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

It’s time for a favorite walk at Rutland Brook.

What birds and wildflowers will we find? Sign up with Christy Barnes at 508-755-6321 or

Eagle lake sanctuary, Mass Audubon

Eagle Lake Mass Audubon Trail Walk

Location: Holden
Date: 05/16/2018 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a lovely two-mile walk on the Eagle Lake-Mass Audubon trail in Holden.

Let’s observe flowers and birds that might be making a spring appearance. Sign up with Rich Barry at 508-735-3290, or Colleen Abrams or 508-479-2123.

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Trail Clearing in Rutland – May 12th – CANCELLED

Location: Rutland
Date: 05/12/2018 Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Trailwork for Saturday May 12th is cancelled, due to expected rain.

Saturday, May 12, 8-11 AM, clearing in Rutland

Join us for trail clearing on these other days:
Thursday, May 10, 2-4 PM, clearing in Rutland – or –
Friday, May 11, 8am to 4 PM, Clearing on Charnock cut.

See Events listing for contact and meet-up info.

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All Greenways activities for Saturday are CANCELLED

Date: 05/12/2018 Time: All Day

Due to the expected rain, all Wachusett Greenways activities are cancelled.

All May 12 WG activity postponed to June 9th (Rain date June 23rd). Chain saw safety and skills practice with Scott Royal leading.

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Trail Clearing in Rutland / Charnock Cut – May 11th

Location: Rutland
Date: 05/11/2018 Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll work on clearing the Charnock cut with a small Kubota tractor and volunteers to load tarps. We need a truck and/or a trailer to help.

You are welcome to help any time during the day for the hours that fit your schedule. Please contact
Colleen Abrams at or 508-479-2123 to let us know when you can join us.

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Trail Clearing in Rutland – May 10th

Location: Rutland
Date: 05/10/2018 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please sign up and join us to help complete spring cleaning on the MCRT. Reply to Colleen at or 508-479-2123 to say you’ll join us.

Saturday, May 5, 2-5 PM, clearing in Rutland
Thursday, May 10, 2-4 PM, clearing in Rutland
Saturday, May 12, 8-11 AM, clearing in Rutland

Wachusett Greenways Annual Gathering – All are Welcome!

Date: 05/09/2018 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Share trail tales, food and fellowship. Please join us at the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main Street in Holden.
All are welcome! Celebrate our 23rd year.
Gathering at 6 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. (bring a favorite dish to share) and Awards and Milestones 7:15 p.m.

Directions: 1130 Main Street, access from Route 122A, Main Street behind the bandstand or Holden Center, Route 31/Highland Street to Bascom Parkway across from the Gale Free Library.