Wachusett Greenways Events
DCR First Day Hike at Wachusett Reservoir
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you to join all 50 states on January 1, 2019 for a First Day Hike! Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike at Wachusett Reservoir as we walk along the shores and trails of the Reservoir and learn the history behind the water supply that provides clean drinking water to over 2.5 million people. Attendees please meet at Gate 35 at the intersection of Route 110 and Chace Hill Rd in Sterling. The hike starts at a.m. and is approximately 3 miles, about 90 minutes long. Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. If conditions permit bring snowshoes and hiking poles. Dogs are not permitted on Watershed property. Please check back here to confirm start time.
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.
Please sign up now for next Saturday, September 15. You have a choice of trail clearing or hospitality/member raising. All volunteers welcome! On September 15, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Wachusett Greenways will do trail clearing on Springdale Mill Site on the...read more
Dear Greenways Volunteers, THANK YOU! On Saturday, September 8, you stepped up for super work with Wachusett Greenways on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Oakham and for hospitality and a new member drive at the MCRT in Rutland. For trail clearing on September 8: Many...read more
Join us for Golden Spike 2018 to learn about remarkable rail trail connections on the Mass Central Rail Trail and beyond. Kurt Gaertner, Director of Land Policy & Planning at MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will share a vision for more Golden...read more
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!