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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

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Massachusetts Trails Conference

Location: 90 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA
Date: 11/04/2017 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Preregistration is required here: Wachusett Greenways members attending, please register, contact us to say you’re coming to the conference. There are also great field trips on Friday. There may be an opening for the Thursday and Friday chainsaw training too.

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Springdale Mill Celebration – New Date!

Location: Springdale Mill Historical Site on MCRT
Date: 10/01/2017 Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Springdale Mill Celebration – all are welcome! MOVED TO SUNDAY AT 1:30pm. Join us on Sunday October 1st at 1:30 at the West Boylston entrance to the Mass Central Rail Trail. Then journey 1.5 miles to the Springdale Mill Historic Site. We’ll have live music, food and fun!

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Happy Birthday MCRT – New Date!

Location: West Boylston Entrace to MRCT on Thomas St.
Date: 10/01/2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Happy 20th birthday Mass Central Rail Trail! MOVED TO SUNDAY AT 1PM. You’re invited for the birthday party on Sunday, October 1st at 1pm at the West Boylston entrance to the MCRT. We’ll celebrate with 20 birthday cakes. RSVP requested but not required (see “YES!” on home page). Come raise a cheer! Thank you to […]

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Trail Clearing on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Sterling

Location: Contact us for meet-up location
Date: 09/02/2017 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Worcester Polytechnic Institute APO volunteers for a good morning’s work. Contact or 508-479-2123 to sign up and get meet-up location.

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Sholan Point Sunset Hike – Wachusett Reservoir

Location: Contact us for meet-up location
Date: 08/27/2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This approximately 5-mile round trip hike along old roads on DCR watershed land will loop near the Lily Ponds, then over French Hill through mature white pine and oak forest to Sholan Point on the shore of Wachusett Reservoir — offering million-dollar views of the Reservoir looking west, south and east. Bring mosquito repellent and […]

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Holden Days

Location: Main Street in Holden
Date: 08/26/2017 Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Find the Wachusett Greenways booth at Holden Center across from the Gale Free Library. Come pick up a new t-shirt, hat, map or membership.

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Trail Clearing on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland

Location: Contact us for meet-up location
Date: 08/16/2017 Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sign up now to work on trail and ditch clearing with St. John’s H.S. seniors. Contact Colleen at or 508-479-2123.

Wachusett Greenways Summer Solstice paddle

Date: 06/21/2017 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June 21, Wednesday, 7pm-8:30 pm. Explore lovely Comet (Anacomet) Pond in Hubbardston by boat (canoe or kayak). Bring a picnic dinner or snack to have before or while we paddle. Christy will provide cookies. Contact Christy to sign up at 508-755-6321,

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Worcester “Hike the Heart” on the East-West Trail

Date: 06/10/2017 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 […]

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Wachusett Greenways: Bay State Bike Week Ride

Date: 05/20/2017 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ready for a moderately challenging ride? Join us on the Assabet River Rail Trail. Beginning with a sweet ride through Hudson and a railroad car for kids to explore, cross the Assabet River and ascend a gentle but long slope into Marlborough. In spring, bright green foliage against a slate ledge is especially beautiful. The […]