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The Mass Central Rail Trail is open for visitors on the Wachusett Greenways sections between Sterling and Barre. Please observe social distancing, and put your mask on if you must pass 6’ or less from other trail users.

Thank you to everyone who is taking care to help protect yourself and others. We hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring with outdoor adventures right here in our beautiful region.

We apologize that restrooms are still unavailable at the Mass Central Rail Trail due to the virus. We look forward to bringing the portable restrooms back sometime in the future.

Trail reconstruction is between Manning and River Streets on the MCRT connector, so please avoid this area when the construction is underway, and observe any signage or posting.

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.

eConnector 12-15-19

In this edition… Who’s on the MCRT? and a Request for your Support

Remembering Dr. Ed Yaglou

Remembering Dr. Ed Yaglou

Dr. Edward P. Yaglou (88), of Barre (previously from Princeton) beloved friend of so many, and Wachusett Greenways leader, died on Sunday, December 8, with his family at his side. We are saddened by the loss of this dedicated servant of his family and the greater...

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!