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Wachusett Greenways

Connecting the Wachusett-area community with trails and greenways since 1995.

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!

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 508-479-2123, 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.

Annual Picnic Gathering June 12, 2024

Annual Picnic Gathering June 12, 2024

Wachusett Greenway celebrated a year of great accomplishments this past June at our 2024 Annual Gathering. Members were able to connect with each other over a picnic style dinner and listened while the board gave a summary of this past year. Highlights included...

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Lost and Found (updated 6/20/24)

Missing your car key fob or your favorite jacket?  Please contact us here if you or a friend are missing one. We have three fobs for a Subaru, Chevy and Toyota FOUND on the Mass Central Rail Trail between Barre and Sterling. June 15 Shrewsbury Memorial...

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DCR Summer Events Wachusett Reservoir Watershed

DCR Summer Events Wachusett Reservoir Watershed

Sent on behalf of Kathryn Parent, Program Coordinator, Wachusett/Sudbury Section, MA DCR Division of Water Supply Protection: Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-7:30pm Watershed Wednesday, Invasive Plants  Learn about identifying invasive plants and methods of control. Tour...

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Miles Road entrance to Rail Trail now OPEN

Miles Road entrance 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...

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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...

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