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Ready to volunteer?

Find Your Niche! Volunteers are vital to Wachusett Greenways’ success. You are invited for fun and service. From trail work, to grant writing, hospitality, outreach, and other initiatives. Please contact Colleen Abrams at 508-829-3954, or send us a message to learn more.

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.

The June 2024 e-Connector: Renew your membership, volunteer & more!

Below is our June 2024 e-Connector, it can also be accessed through this link: 2023 was a great year and 2024 is going strong. Construction is underway for two new miles of trail in Holden, volunteer maintenance teams are on the move this...

Annual Picnic Gathering June 12, 2024

Annual Picnic Gathering June 12, 2024

Join Us for Our Annual Gathering June 12 (WG e-connector) Wachusett Greenways' Annual Gathering is Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30pm at Trout Brook Reservation, 320 Manning St. Holden. We welcome you for a picnic celebration of a year hard work and dedication! Bring your...

Miles Road access to Rail Trail now OPEN

Miles Road access to Rail Trail now OPEN

The Mass Central Rail Trail is OPEN at Miles Road, Rutland. The parking lot and trail are restored. Thank you to the wonderful team who installed the big new culvert and put the trail all back together. The trail is open for your enjoyment between the Barre parking...

Upcoming DCR Events in May/June/July 2024

Upcoming DCR Events in May/June/July 2024

Sent on behalf of Kathryn Parent, Program Coordinator, Wachusett/Sudbury Section, MA DCR Division of Water Supply Protection: Greetings,Our upcoming events are below (printable version available here). This Saturday is Dam Day! We get quite a crowd, so we are...

Lost and Found!

We are in possession of 2 lost key fobs! If you lost a fob recently, please contact us at or at 508-479-2123!

Pommogussett Tunnel Murals Underway in 2023

Thanks to some hardy volunteers, we established the planned Pommogussett Tunnel murals along the rail trail in Rutland. Christy Barnes, representing Wachusett Greenways, organized volunteer hours and the professional skills of Clayton Johansen, to accomplish the...

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!