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Trail Volunteers

You are invited to volunteer with Wachusett Greenways!  Please join us as a Wachusett Greenways member, and add a note that you’d like to volunteer.  We’ll contact you to learn more about how you’d like to help.  We have flexible opportunities and welcome you to share the satisfaction of being a Mass Central Rail Trail steward.

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.

February and March Events!

We have one more Saturday hike in February Sawyer's Bluff Hike Saturday, Feb 25, 11:00am Meet at Wachusett Reservoir Gate 8, Intersection of Cross Street and Route 70, Boylston. Followed by Bark and Buds Winter Tree Id at 1:00pm: A very slow-paced winter tree...

Winter 2022-2023 Hikes and Trail Work!

Greetings Wachusett Greenways friends, Best wishes to each of you for 2023.  We are continuing with rail trail clearing during the ‘warm’ days right now.  Please join us this Saturday, December 31, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for removing sticks and leaves.  Sign up on...

If you bring your dog …

If you bring your dog …

If you bring your dog to the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in West Boylston, ALL DOGS must be leashed! Please clean up after your pet and dispose of the waste at home.



Parking lot plowing is key to enjoying the Mass Central Rail Trail for winter hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We’re stepping up to keep the parking and trail entries plowed and shoveled soon after each storm. Please contact us if you arrive and find a...

Mural Painted in Charnock Hill Tunnel

Mural Painted in Charnock Hill Tunnel

Margaret McCandless is the artist and creator behind the new Charnock Tunnel mural. Completed early October 2021, with the help of 12 volunteers, here she is with her inspiration.Margaret McCandless is the lead painter and designer on this project. Margaret has been...

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!